The All Hazard All Discipline Group (AHAD) in Gallatin County is responsible for providing a forum for coordinated planning between agencies throughout the county. AHAD is Gallatin County’s version of a Local Emergency Planning Committee. This group not only fulfills the hazardous materials requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, but goes beyond the average Local Emergency Planning Committee to encompass All Hazards and All the Disciplines that become involved in a large incident
The Gallatin County AHAD Group meets even numbered months at 11:30 am on the Fourth Thursday at the Gallatin County Coordination Center. For more information, Please contact Gallatin County Emergency Management @ (406) 582-2350.
What is an LEPC
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) must develop an emergency response plan, review the plan at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by LEPCs with stakeholder participation. There is one LEPC for each of the more than 3,000 designated local emergency planning districts. The LEPC membership must include (at a minimum):
- Elected state and local officials
- Police, fire, civil defense, and public health professionals
- Environment, transportation, and hospital officials
- Facility representatives
- Representatives from community groups and the media
While AHAD covers the required functions of an LEPC, we also provide a multi discipline forum for coordination of planning for all of our communities hazards.
What are the required elements of a community emergency response plan?
- Identification of facilities and transportation routes of extremely hazardous substances
- Description of emergency response procedures, on and off site
- Designation of a community coordinator and facility emergency coordinator(s) to implement the plan
- Outline of emergency notification procedures
- Description of how to determine the probable affected area and population by releases
- Description of local emergency equipment and facilities and the persons responsible for them
- Outline of evacuation plans
- A training program for emergency responders (including schedules)
- Methods and schedules for exercising emergency response plans
…Community Right to Know
Part of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act is to ensure people know what chemical hazards are in their communities. This information is collected through the Tier 2 Reporting process for facilities with reportable quantities of chemicals stored onsite. In Gallatin County this information can be obtained by contacting Gallatin County Emergency Management at (406) 582-2350.
Meetings are held from 11:30 to 1:00 in the Gallatin County Coordination Center on the dates listed below. You can download the meeting invite here.
|February 23, 2017||April 27, 2017|
|June 22, 2017||August 24, 2017|
|October 26, 2017||December 28, 2017|
|February 25, 2016||April 28, 2016|
|June 23, 2016||August 25, 2016|
|October 27, 2016||December 22, 2016|