Local Emergency Planning Committee

Purpose

The Local Emergency Planning Committee has several purposes:

  • Provide a forum wherein representatives of local government, community leaders, emergency response agencies, long-term response agencies, reporting and planning facilities, the media, and other concerned parties may cooperatively examine and discuss the political, financial, environmental, and personal safety issues of emergency planning activities
  • Conduct fact-finding, planning, exercising, evaluating, and coordinating activities for the development of a comprehensive area-wide response system to hazardous materials emergencies
  • Identify local response needs and resources
  • Serve as the primary information source for residents of Bayfield County regarding emergency response activities, especially hazardous materials information and activities
  • Fulfill requirements set out in the Emergency Community and Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Wisconsin State Statutes 166.20 and 166.21, and administrative rules promulgated by Wisconsin Emergency Management
  • Establish liaison, maintain communication and exchange information with other LEPCs in the northwest area
  • Advise the Bayfield County Board and local governmental agencies of LEPC activities

MEMBERS

Membership of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is by County Board appointment with approval by Wisconsin Emergency Management. Membership categories are defined by the federal Emergency Community and Right to Know Act. Bayfield County LEPC members are as follows: 

  • Charly Ray
    Bayfield County Board
    Email
  • Marian Schraufnagel, Chair
    Village of Mason, Clerk
    Email
  • Paul Susienka
    Bayfield County, Sheriff
    (715) 373-6300
    Email
  • Bryon Daley
    Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Environmental Health
    (715) 779-3707 Ext. 2228
    Email
  • Jan Victorson
    Bayfield County,
    Emergency Management
    (715) 373-6113
    Email
  • Sara Wartman
    Bayfield County, Public Health
    (715) 373-6109
    Email
  • Jack Hoiby
    Grand View, Fire
    Mason, Ambulance
    (715) 739-3301
    Email
  • Tom Kovachevich
    City of Bayfield, Public Works and Fire
    (715) 779-5731
    Email
  • Erika Kurtz
    Memorial Medical Center
    Email
  • Paul Houck
    Bayfield County, Information Technology
    Email
  • Ben Garrett
    Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
    Email
  • Gayle Gonsior
    Northlakes Clinic
    (715) 372-5001
    Email
  • Scott Kluver
    City of Washburn, Administrator
    (715) 373-6160 Ext. 4
    Email
  • Carrie Linder
    Bayfield County, Human Services/ADRC
    (715) 373-6144
    Email
  • Mike BeBeau
    Xcel Energy
    (715) 682-6936
    Email
  • Mark Scribner
    Century Link
    (715) 682-0020
    Email