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Local Emergency Planning Committee


Created by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), there is one LEPC/TEPC for each of the more than 3,000 designated local and tribal emergency planning districts. The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) must develop an emergency response plan, review the plan at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by the LEPC with stakeholder participation.

The LEPC membership includes:

               • Elected State and Local Officials
              • Police, Fire, Civil Defense, and Public Health Professionals
              • Environment, Transportation, and Hospital Officials
              • Tier2 Reporting Facility Representatives
              • Representatives from Community Groups and the Media


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