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65-5722.Same; powers and duties. The commission on emergency planning and response shall have the following functions, powers and duties:

(a) Carry out all requirements of the federal emergency planning and community right-to-know act of 1986, 42 U.S.C. 11001-11005, and amendments thereto, hereinafter called the "federal act";

(b) provide assistance and advice in establishing policy for the coordination of state agency activities relating to emergency training, preparedness, planning, and response;

(c) provide assistance and advice in establishing policy and procedures for chemical release reporting and prevention, transportation, manufacture, storage, handling, and use;

(d) facilitate and advise the division of emergency management, the adjutant general, and others in the preparation and implementation of all emergency plans prepared by state agencies;

(e) facilitate and advise the division of emergency management, the adjutant general, and others in the preparation and implementation of statewide, interjurisdictional, and local emergency plans prepared in accordance with state and federal law;

(f) designate, and revise as necessary, the boundaries of emergency planning districts in accordance with the federal act;

(g) approve the local emergency planning committee for each emergency planning district;

(h) review reports about responses to disaster emergencies and make recommendations to the appropriate parties involved in the response concerning improved prevention, mitigation, and preparedness;

(i) provide assistance and advice to the division of emergency management and the adjutant general in coordinating, advising, or planning tasks related to community right-to-know reporting, toxic chemical release reporting, management of hazardous substances, emergency planning and preparedness for all types of hazards and emergency planning and preparedness for all types of disasters, as defined in K.S.A. 48-904, and amendments thereto;

(j) recommend procedures to integrate, as appropriate, hazardous substance response planning under 42 U.S.C. 11001-11005, federal contingency planning under 33 U.S.C. 1321 and other federal laws as applicable to hazardous substance discharges, and state, regional, and local planning;

(k) provide recommendations and advice to the adjutant general and the secretary of health and environment regarding the adoption of regulations as authorized to carry out the purposes of all state hazard preparedness and planning laws and the federal act, 42 U.S.C. 11001-11005;

(l) approve the fees established by rules and regulations of the adjutant general to cover all or part of the total operational costs of implementing the provisions of the federal act; and

(m) provide assistance and advice to the division of emergency management and the adjutant general in developing and implementing a plan for regional emergency medical response teams.

History: Executive Reorganization Order No. 29, L. 1999, ch. 192, § 2; L. 2002, ch. 149, § 6; July 1.



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