The Kay County-LEPC: Locate Chemicals Stored in Your
Almost all communities
have chemicals stored within its boundaries. Chemicals that are
handled properly and responsibly are safe. If there are
chemicals stored in your community that does not mean that you
are being harmed or exposed to the chemicals. However, you have
a right to know where and what kinds of chemicals are stored in
your area in order to make informed decisions about emergency
preparedness for your family and/or community in the event of an
DEQ collects information
on approximately 50,000 chemical storage locations in Oklahoma
under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
This information is provided to fire departments and the Local
Emergency Planning Commission in each county. First responders
can use this information in emergency planning, management, and
DEQ now has a tool to
make it easy for you to search by address or zip code for
locations that store reported chemicals. It is important to note
that not every facility that stores chemicals is required to
report storage information to DEQ, only those that house
chemicals over a specific amount.
Using this tool, you will
find oil and gas wells, cell towers that have large acid
batteries, water plants, large box stores, manufacturing
facilities, and other types of facilities.
Instructions on how to use this tool
and how to get further information.
Once you click on the
link below you will see a map of Oklahoma:
Type your address or
zip code into the search box at the top left hand corner
Press the enter
button on your computer.
Scroll out by clicking the – (minus) sign next to the
search button until you see your location surrounded by a
circle and green dots inside the circle.
Three miles is preset as the search area, but you can set
the area of the search from 1 to 10 miles by sliding the
scale on the right. The number you see in the green box
above the scale is the number of reporting facilities within
the selected mile range around your address or zip code.
Click on a green dot to find the name of the facility and
other information like the location as well as most current
reporting year. (chemical information is due every March for
the previous year)
Or you can see the names of the facilities on the right
in a column.
If you want information on the chemicals stored at the
locations listed, you can request that by using this form
(http://www.deq.state.ok.us/pubs/CSD/SARAIIIRequestForm08.pdf). List the names of the facilities you are interested in
getting more information (you can highlight, copy and paste
the list on the right to make it easier) on the form. It is
required by law that you make a formal request for
information on specific facilities. You will need to state
who you are and why you want the information – the fact you
are living close to the facility or plan to move to the area
is sufficient. Then email the request to
email@example.com. DEQ will then send you the
requested information. If you would like even more detailed
information, you can contact DEQ at 405-702-5100.
If you want to know what plans are in place to respond to
potential accidents, you can contact your county’s Local
Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC). LEPC contact
information is linked below just scroll down the page.
Below is the link to start exploring the facilities with
chemicals in your area (This is a large map and may load
slowly. Please be patient):
Click Here To Locate Chemicals Stored in Your Community
LEPC Chairperson Link (bottom of page)
Community Right-to-Know Link
ATSDR Chemical Factsheet link