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Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) are community-based organizations that assist in preparing for emergencies. Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know-Act (EPCRA), LEPC’s must develop an emergency response plan, review the plan annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to the citizens.

LEPC membership must include (at minimum):

  • Elected state and local officials
  • Police, fire, civil defense, and public health professionals
  • Environment, transportation, and hospital officials
  • Facility representatives
  • Representatives from community groups and the media

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