Local Emergency Planning Committee

The role of LEPCs is to form a partnership between local government and industry as a resource for enhancing hazardous materials preparedness.  Local governements are responsible for the integration of hazmat planning and response within their jurisdiction. This includes ensuring the local hazard analysis adequately addresses hazmat incidents; incorporating planning for hazmat incidents into the local emergency management plan and annexes; assessing capabilities and developing hazmat response capability using local resources, mutual aid and contractors; training responders; and exercising the plan.