In the United States, federal, state, and local governments responded with laws to improve accident prevention and emergency response planning activities by chemical-handling facilities and local governments. These laws also increase public access to information (“Right-to-Know”) about the storage and use of hazardous chemicals.

The Knox County Local Emergency Planning Committee is a State entity created pursuant to SARA Title III (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act), known as the “Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986” (EPCRA).

The legislative requirement of the Committee is to implement SARA Title III in Indiana, but the broader and more comprehensive purpose is to enhance public health, safety, and environmental protection in Knox County.

The Mission of the Local Emergency Planning Committee is to:

  • Develop a comprehensive hazardous materials emergency response plan for our community. To be effective, planning must be an ongoing acitvity;
  • Receive and record information about chemical releases
  • Collect, manage, and provide public access to information on hazardous chemicals in our area;
  • Educate the public about the risks from accidental and routine releases of chemicals and work with facilities to minimize the risks.

Indiana Response Commission

Tier II Reporting Options

For More Information, Please Contact:

Chairman: Ed Yochum

Knox County Local Emergency Planning Committee

P.O. Box 161  Vincennes, In.  47591

Office: 812-882-4261

Email: lepcknoxco@hotmail.com

Department Members

  • Dave Skinner
    Dave Skinner
  • Jimmie Morrison
    Jimmie Morrison
  • Saundra Lange
    Saundra Lange
  • John Frenz
    John Frenz
  • Karen Black
    Karen Black
  • Elaine Pepmeier
    Elaine Pepmeier
  • Chris Sanders
    Chris Sanders
  • Robert Lechner
    Robert Lechner
  • Paul Singleton
    Paul Singleton
  • Randy Crismore
    Randy Crismore
  • Ken Snider
    Ken Snider
  • Cendy Joslin
    Cendy Joslin
  • Ed Thais
    Ed Thais
  • James Streeter
    James Streeter
  • Randy Nowaskie
    Randy Nowaskie
  • Tina Kaunkler-Laake
    Tina Kaunkler-Laake
  • Charlie Ring
    Charlie Ring
  • Edward King
    Edward King
  • Tim Venderley
    Tim Venderley
  • Terry Stremming
    Terry Stremming
  • Michelle Smith
    Michelle Smith
  • Larry Shots
    Larry Shots
  • Mark Schutter
    Mark Schutter
  • Kyle Price
    Kyle Price
  • Mary Pargin
    Mary Pargin
  • Jon McKinnon
    Jon McKinnon
  • Robin McDonald
    Robin McDonald
  • Steve McClure
    Steve McClure
  • Dusty Luking
    Dusty Luking
  • Eddie King
    Eddie King
  • Brian Ketterer
    Brian Ketterer
  • Phil Ivy
    Phil Ivy
  • Andrew Hutchison
    Andrew Hutchison
  • Tom Houghland
    Tom Houghland
  • Bob Dunham
    Bob Dunham
  • Zane Duckworth
    Zane Duckworth
  • Matt Bowman
    Matt Bowman
  • Rebecca Blagrave
    Rebecca Blagrave
  • Aaron Bourlard
    Aaron Bourlard
  • David Niehaus
    David Niehaus
  • Terry Stewart
    Terry Stewart
  • Kellie Streeter
    Kellie Streeter
  • Jennifer Hoscher
    Jennifer Hoscher
  • David Shelton
    David Shelton
  • Heidi Hinkle
    Heidi Hinkle
  • Charlene Grove
    Charlene Grove
  • Bill Cleveland
    Bill Cleveland
  • Tanner Bouchie
    Tanner Bouchie
  • Donald Fredrick
    Donald Fredrick
  • Noel Suanes MD
    Noel Suanes MD
  • Daniel Combs MD
    Daniel Combs MD
  • OPEN
    OPEN Local Civil Air Patrol
  • Scott Staggs
    Scott Staggs Knox County Schools
  • Scott Shipman
    Scott Shipman Faith Based
  • Bill Sampson
    Bill Sampson Knox County Town Boards
  • Terry Johnson
    Terry Johnson City of Vincennes Police
  • Joe Yochum
    Joe Yochum City of Vincennes Mayor
  • Trent Hinkle
    Trent Hinkle Knox County Commissioners
  • Terri Allen
    Terri Allen
  • Dale Webster
    Dale Webster
  • Robert Slayton
    Robert Slayton
  • Yvette Kirchoff
    Yvette Kirchoff Knox County Commissioners Attorney
  • Tim Trotter
    Tim Trotter Knox County Council Appointment
  • John Streeter
    John Streeter Knox County Emergency Management Director
  • Tim Smith
    Tim Smith Vincennes Township Fire Chief Appointment
  • Debbie Schmidtknecht
    Debbie Schmidtknecht Knox County E-911 Director
  • Sonny Pinkstaff
    Sonny Pinkstaff City of Vincennes Mayor Appointment
  • Mike Morris
    Mike Morris Knox County Sheriff Appointment
  • Chad Hansen
    Chad Hansen Knox County Commissioners Appointment
  • Thomas Estabrook
    Thomas Estabrook City of Bicknell Mayor Appointment
  • Terry Vieck
    Terry Vieck
  • Dan Siewers
    Dan Siewers
  • James Sexton
    James Sexton
  • Matthew Malone
    Matthew Malone
  • Keith Later
    Keith Later
  • Vaughn Huey
    Vaughn Huey
  • Tim Ellerman
    Tim Ellerman
  • Frances Rottet
    Frances Rottet
  • Bruce Pepmeier
    Bruce Pepmeier
  • Gary Butler
    Gary Butler
  • Cathy Houck
    Cathy Houck
  • Rod Mullins
    Rod Mullins
  • Valerie Clingerman
    Valerie Clingerman
  • Jason Fithian
    Jason Fithian
  • Richard Vermillion
    Richard Vermillion
  • Tony Mahan
    Tony Mahan
  • Thomas Yochum
    Thomas Yochum
  • Dan Winkler
    Dan Winkler
  • Duane Chattin
    Duane Chattin
  • Steve Volling
    Steve Volling
  • Jono McNeece
    Jono McNeece City of Vincennes Mayor Appointment
  • Chris Harmon
    Chris Harmon Knox County Council Appointment
  • Dan Pfoff
    Dan Pfoff Knox County Commissioners Appointment
  • Barbara Hamilton
    Barbara Hamilton IMMUNIZATION RECEPTION

    Phone: 812-885-8401

  • Donna Ashby
    Donna Ashby IMMUNIZATION DATA CLERK

    Phone: 812-885-8442

    Email: dashby@knoxcountyhealth.com

  • Judy Eagleson
    Judy Eagleson REGISTRAR VRP

    Phone: 812-882-8081

    Fax: 812-882-5625

    Email: jeagleson@knoxcountyhealth.com

  • Kelly Sue Phipps
    Kelly Sue Phipps REGISTRAR VRP-S

    Phone: 812-885-8406

    Fax: 812-882-5625

    Email: kphipps@knoxcountyhealth.com

  • Madeline Moon
    Madeline Moon HEALTH INSPECTOR

    Phone: 812-885-8403

    Fax: 812-882-5625

    Email: mmoon@knoxcountyhealth.com

  • Mike Beaman
    Mike Beaman ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ENVIRONMENTALIST

    Phone: 812-885-8404

    Fax: 812-882-5625

    Email: mbeaman@knoxcountyhealth.com

  • Cara R. Rivera, LPN
    Cara R. Rivera, LPN IMMUNIZATION NURSE

    Phone: 812-882-8700

    Fax: 812-882-8701

    Email: crivera@knoxcountyhealth.com

  • Tracy Goodwin RN
    Tracy Goodwin RN COMMUNICABLE DISEASE NURSE

    Phone: 812-882-8700

    Alt. Phone: 812-885-8400

    Fax: 812-882-8701

    Email: tgoodwin@knoxcountyhealth.com

  • Howard Hatcher
    Howard Hatcher Bio-terrorism Preparedness & Response Coordinator

    Office: 812-885-8407
    Fax: 812-882-5625
    Email: hhatcher@knoxcountyhealth.com

  • Ralph J. Jacqmain MD
    Ralph J. Jacqmain MD KNOX COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER

    Phone: 812-885-8405

    Email: rjacqmain@knoxcountyhealth.com

  • Cara Gilmore
    Cara Gilmore PROBATION OFFICER

    Phone: 812-885-2518

    Fax: 812-895-4904

  • Kelly Kibby
    Kelly Kibby PROBATION OFFICER

    Phone: 812-885-2518

    Fax: 812-895-4904

  • Ann Bobbitt
    Ann Bobbitt PROBATION OFFICER

    Phone: 812-885-2518

    Fax: 812-895-4904

  • Theresa Webb
    Theresa Webb PROBATION OFFICER

    Phone: 812-885-2518

    Fax: 812-895-4904

  • Jami Neal
    Jami Neal PROBATION OFFICER

    Phone: 812-885-2518

    Fax: 812-895-4904

  • James Brewer
    James Brewer PROBATION OFFICER

    Phone: 812-885-2518

    Fax: 812-895-4904

  • Keith Bonner
    Keith Bonner PROBATION OFFICER

    Phone: 812-885-2518

    Fax: 812-895-4904

  • James Rees
    James Rees CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER

    Phone: 812-885-2518

    Fax: 812-895-4904

  • Marilyn Cullen
    Marilyn Cullen CLERK

    Phone: 812-885-2508

    Fax: 812-885-2509

  • Jeane Andrews
    Jeane Andrews CLERK

    Phone: 812-885-2509

    Fax: 812-885-2509

  • Debbie Getchell
    Debbie Getchell 1ST DEPUTY

    Phone: 812-885-2508

    Fax: 812-885-2509

  • Lisa Clark-Benock
    Lisa Clark-Benock COUNTY RECORDER

    Phone: 812-885-2508

    Fax: 812-885-2509

  • Rama Sobhani
    Rama Sobhani PARKS SUPERINTENDENT

    Phone: 812-882-3416

    Email: rama@knoxcountyparks.com

  • Michael Peach
    Michael Peach CREW CHIEF

    Phone: 812-882-7334

  • Jeff Davis
    Jeff Davis MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

    Phone: 812-882-7334

  • Jessica Arthur
    Jessica Arthur

    Phone: 812-882-1530

    Email: jarthur@knoxcounty.in.gov

  • Joseph Williams
    Joseph Williams DIRECTOR/COORDINATOR

    Phone: 812-882-1530

    Email: jwilliams@knoxcounty.in.gov

  • Ron Coomer
    Ron Coomer ASSISTANT
  • Harold Helmsy
    Harold Helmsy SERVICE OFFICER

    Phone: 812-885-2539

  • Tracy Clinkenbeard
    Tracy Clinkenbeard DIRECTOR

    Phone: 812-890-9965

  • Tiffiney Jones
    Tiffiney Jones SECRETARY

    Phone: 812-885-2544

  • Dixie Shouse
    Dixie Shouse DIRECTOR

    Phone: 812-895-4906

  • Don Lee
    Don Lee PART TIME DRAFTSMAN

    Phone: 812-885-2535

  • Judy Kiser
    Judy Kiser DEPUTY SURVEYOR

    Phone: 812-885-2535

  • Dick Vermillion
    Dick Vermillion KNOX COUNTY SURVEYOR

    Phone: 812-885-2535

    Email: raverm@sbcglobal.net