Doug Hundley - Chairperson
Nevada Regional Medical Center
Mike Ast - Vice Chairperson
Heartland Behavior Center
Melissa Keating - Secretary
Vernon County Health Drpt
Dennis Kimrey - Treasurer
Vernon CO. OEM
Local Emergency Planning Committees--LEPCs--are crucial to the success of the "Emergency
Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986". You may know this Act as
Title Ill of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act-SARA Title Ill for short.
Under EPCRA, each state had to establish a State Emergency Response Commission. In
Missouri, it is called the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC). The MERC had
to then specify Local Emergency Planning Districts within the State. Within each Planning District,
an LEPC had to be established.