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LEPC Members Needed

The LEPC is crucial to maintaining the effectiveness of local hazardous materials response planning and the community right to know provisions of EPCRA. The members come from the planning district and should be familiar with local economy, business base, environmental issues, and public safety considerations. This broad-based expertise is required to assist with the development of emergency plans so that local needs and requirements are met.  The LEPC should serve as a focal point for outreach activities concerning citizen response to hazardous materials incidents, health and environmental planning, and environmental risks.

Members of the LEPC represent government and private organizations, industries, and occupations in order to provide the expertise to enhance planning and outreach capability. The LEPC membership should represent a cross section of the jurisdiction in which it resides.  Each member must understand that he or she represents their agency or organization as well as their area of expertise. 

LEPC members should come from the following groups:
  • Elected officials including city, town and county councils, fire district board members, or any other elected officers;    
  • Public health and safety including law enforcement, emergency management, health departments, fire, emergency medical services, hospitals, etc.;
  • Transportation including public works, pipeline, rail, trucking, etc.; 
  • Media including print, broadcast, or radio;
  • Community groups and service organizations;
  • Facility owners, operators or environmental, health and safety personnel; and
  • Community members acting as citizen representatives of the planning district. 

This committee meets four times each year including January, April, July, and October.  Meetings are open to the public.  

Please fill out an application if interested.

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