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Two from NKY Appointed to State Emergency Response Commission

Governor Matt Bevin appointed twenty people to the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission, including two from Northern Kentucky.

The Kentucky Emergency Response Commission is charged with developing policies related to the response of state and local governments to releases of hazardous substances and developing standards of planning for these events. It also develops reporting requirements for those who manufacture, use, transfer or store these substances. The group provides information to the public concerning hazardous substances within the communities, develops training requirements and establishes requirements for local governments and covered facilities to exercise plans related to hazardous substance response.

Appointed members from Northern Kentucky include Steve Hensley, of Villa Hills, who is director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the Kenton County Fiscal Court. He will represent technical expertise during a term that runs through April 17, 2020.

Henry Bertram, of Falmouth, is a former Pendleton County judge/executive who will represent local governments in a term through April 17, 2020.

-Staff report