Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)


The Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) is a community-based organization that assists in preparing for emergencies, particularly those concerning hazardous materials. Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) develop an emergency response plan, review the plan at least annually, and provide information about hazardous materials in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by LEPCs with stakeholder participation.

Membership in the LEPC consists of:
*  Elected officials
*  Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, and Emergency Medical Services
*  Emergency Management
*  Officials from public health, environmental, transportation organizations
*  Transportation representatives (Departments of Transportation, railroads, trucking companies, etc.)
*  Community groups and the media