ABOUT GHLEPC

What is an LEPC?

What is an LEPC?

An LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) is a gathering of representatives in your community that have an interest in hazardous materials safety. As a group you will be tasked with identifying potential risks that your community faces, from chemicals stored in and/or transported throughout your community. The LEPC should seek ways to help minimize the risk, prevent accidents and assist in the development of plans to deal with a chemical emergency. Education and community outreach is another core component of an LEPC. Through the LEPC, the public will be able to seek out information about chemicals in their communities and learn how to safely shelter in place.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities

- Conduct annual exercises as required in SARA Title III.
- Review and update Emergency Response Plan annually.
- Identify and address training needs.
- Evaluate emergency response capabilities.
- Review existing federal, state, and local response plans to coordinate with the LEPC planning process.

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