Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), counties in Texas must have a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
Major legal responsibilities for the LEPC are from Public Law 99-499. LEPC membership is broad and includes representatives from: elected state and local officials, emergency management, law enforcement, fire service, local health, emergency medical service, local health, emergency medical service, local media personnel, community groups and industry. This means local people are making local decisions about how to plan for, train for, and respond to chemical emergencies in your community.
- The LEPC is designed to assist local government in developing hazardous materials plans.
- The LEPC is the link between local citizens, industry, and government.
- The LEPC is the point of contact for the public to obtain information on locations, types, and hazards associated with chemicals in their community.
How Do I Contact my LEPC?
For more information, please contact: