2019 Region 7 LEPC Emergency Planning and Response Conference

Omaha, Nebraska
Thursday, August 08, 2019

2019 Region 7 LEPC Conference
August 8 - 10, 2019
Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown/Old Market
Omaha, NE

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) serves as the focal point in communities for information about hazardous materials, emergency planning and environmental risks. The biennial Region 7 LEPC Emergency Planning and Response Conference brings together experts from business, industry, and government in the fields of chemical emergency, preparedness, prevention, transportation as well as health and safety in an effort to educate about protection from chemical risks and promotion of chemical safety. In addition to local, county, and industry partners, this conference is hosted by:
  • Environmental Protection Agency Region 7
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 7
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • Kansas Department of Emergency Management
  • Santee Sioux Nation
  • Missouri Emergency Response Commission
  • Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
  • Nebraska State Emergency Response Commission
  • Village/Tribe of Winnebago

Conference Schedule At-a-Glance
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:15pm Trainings Include:
  • Hazmat Awareness
  • Transcaer (a combination of in-person and on train training)
  • Ideas for Funding Your LEPC
  • Chemistry Refresher
  • Pipeline Panel (including representatives from numerous pipelines in Region 7)
  • Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO)
  • Decon from Awareness to Technician; and
  • Unified Response 2019 Tabletop Exercise (focusing on fostering and promoting mutual aid for incidents that cross jurisdictions)
Note: for those with limited time or funds, you can register for "Thursday Only" and attend
        these trainings free of charge

Friday: 8:00am - 4:45pm (followed by the social from 5:00pm - 11:00pm)
  • Keynote Address, Awards Luncheon Celebrating Success in Region 7, Track Sessions, and State/Tribal Break-outs
  • Social - An Evening at the Zoo

Saturday: 8:00am - 4:45pm
  • Keynote Address and Track Sessions
  • Afternoon Training (Repeats of Some Classes Offered Thursday)
New This Conference: "Unified Response 2019" Tabletop Exercise Focusing on Fostering Mutual Aid
Imagine driving up to the scene of a hazardous material release to see that its edge makes a perfect line, stopping right as it reaches your neighbor’s jurisdiction.  Luckily the hazardous material has decided to disobey the laws of physics, making your response slightly easier.  Unfortunately, oil and hazardous material releases know no jurisdictional boundaries.  It’s also quite possible that your closest neighbors (whether you are a Tribe, county, municipality, or facility) may be best positioned and suited to provide mutual aid during a time of emergency.  This exercise will discuss the emergency response process, with a focus on fostering and promoting mutual aid between Tribes and their neighboring LEPCs and industry partners.  Click here to get additional information about the Unified Response 2019 Tabletop Exercise.

Conference Social - An Evening At The Zoo
The Douglas County Nebraska LEPC, in partnership with the Henry Doorly Zoo, is excited to announce that the social will be on Friday August 9th from 5pm to 11 pm at the Zoo.  Attendees and their families will have the opportunity to network while viewing the animals, including a chance to view the Kingdom of the Night exhibit in full light. To participate you’ll need to register for the conference by July 26th. Click here to find out more about the social. 

Registration for the 2019 Region 7 LEPC Emergency Planning & Response Conference will be open soon. Registration for conference attendees will be $75 and includes attendance at Thursday’s Training Sessions, the Track Sessions on Friday and Saturday as well as daily refreshments and the Awards Luncheon on Friday,
August 9. There is a special discounted registration price of $35 for current students.

All registrations must be completed before Friday, July 26, 2019.

Hotel Reservations
The Embassy Suites Downtown/Old Market is offering discounted sleeping accommodations starting at $109/night (plus tax). Please
click the Group Reservation Link to visit the group reservation page and take advantage of the special discounted rate. The special group rate is only available until July 15, 2019 (or when the block sells out, whichever comes first). Please note that there are a limited number of rooms available, so attendees should make their reservations as soon as possible.

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