Each year facilities in the county submit a report to document the amount of hazmat they have stored on site the fees collected for filing these reports are in part turned into the L.E.P.C. to be used to help train local first responders on how to better deal with hazmat incidents.
Anyone who wants more information about the L.E.P.C. may contact us using our contact page. L.E.P.C. Meetings are generally open to the public unless otherwise stated.
The goals and aims of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) are:
- Reduce the risk to public safety and health in the community.
- Identify potential hazards, and associated risk and vulnerability in the County.
- Analyze present capabilities for response to identified hazards and recommend improvements where deficiencies are found.
- Develop cooperation between industry, governmental entities and emergency response agencies in pre-planning response to all potential emergencies.
- Coordinate the development, review, revision and exercising of the portions of the County Emergency Operations Plan dealing with hazardous materials identification and response.
- Ensure the ongoing safe and adequate response to hazardous material emergencies through a continual review program to identify additional requirements.
- Assist in the development of emergency response plans in municipalities of the County.