• Kansas Women Infant Children Program (KWIC)(Diet education provided by Registered Dietician, Food Packages and more)
  • Kansas Infertility Program (Sexual Transmitted disease testing and treatment)
  • Maternal Infant and Children Program (Kan be Healthy, Daycare, Kindergarten assessments, tooth varnishing and more)
  • Maternal Infant Program ( offers prenatal vitamins, prenatal risk reduction, supplemental prenatal funding and more)
  • Immunizations (infants, children and adult vaccines)
  • Laboratory service (blood collection and testing)
  • Disease Surveillance (Investigation,Patient teaching,State Reporting, and assistance with accessing special processes for treatments)
  • In Home Medication Management (Routine setup and delivery of medication)
  • In Home Skilled Nursing Visits (Registered nurse visits in the home)
  • Elderly Home care assistance ( Senior Care Act, IIIB/E and public health home care)
  • Home and Community Based Service (physically disabled and frail elderly in home service)
  • Public Health in Office services ( foot care, administration of prescription injections examples B12,allergy etc.,Blood Pressure, weight,hearing screening,hemoglobin screening and more)
  • Dietician Consultation (Registered dietician consultation)
  • Environmental Sanitation ( Sanitarian available for on-site well, waste water inspection, treatments and more)
  • Parenting Classes and Parenting options assessment (Trained in helping choose parenting options and parenting classes available that also meet court ordered requirement)
  • Emergency Preparedness (Collaboration with local, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and Center of Disease Control to prepare for emergencies to deliver emergent dispensing of medications, vaccines or other health concerns)
  • Healthy Start Home Visitor Program (offers prenatal and posnatal visits to educate and provide anticipatory guidance)
  • Breastfeeding Educator Program (Trained consultants to assist new mothers with techniques,and identify problems and corrective actions)


Local Emergency Planning Committees work to understand the hazards in the community, develop emergency plans in case of an accidental release or natural disaster, and look for ways to prevent accidents.  The role of LEPCs is to form a partnership between local governmental entities and industries to enhance all-hazard preparedness.  An LEPC is a product of federal legislation that was passed after the Bhopal disaster in India, where thousands of people died as a result of an accidental release of hazardous chemicals.  Due to this incident Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)


Summary of the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act

The official text of EPCRA is available in the United States Code on FDSys, from the US Government Printing Office

42 U.S.C. §11001 et seq. (1986)

Authorized by Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was enacted by Congress as the national legislation on community safety. This law is designed to help local communities protect public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards.To implement EPCRA, Congress requires each state to appoint a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). The SERCs are required to divide their states into Emergency Planning Districts and to name a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for each district.Broad representation by fire fighters, health officials, government and media representatives, community groups, industrial facilities, and emergency managers ensures that all necessary elements of the planning process are represented.  Meet annually in courthouse basement meeting room.  Annual meeting  was held November 6, 2018.

Compliance and Enforcement

History of this Act

More Information

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works with other federal partners to prevent accidents as well as to maintain superior response capabilities.



Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, also known as SARA Title III (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, PL99-499) requires public notice at least one annually informing the public of the means to access information about extremely hazardous substances that are manufactured, stored, and used within their community.  Follow-up emergency notices may subsequently be issued.

Accordingly, information concerning LEPC meetings, SARA Title III hazardous materials planning which is included in the Smith County Emergency Operations Response Plan, materials safety data sheets (MSDS), hazardous chemical inventory forms, listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Smith County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting the Smith County clerk’s office at 785-282-5110.