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