Roles of the LEPC

  • Local officials need to know the type and locations where chemicals are stored in their community

  • FPCRA requires facilities with reportable quantities of hazardous chemicals to report the identity and quantity on hand to the MERC, local fire department and LEPC

  • Receive emergency release and chemical inventory information submitted by local facilities (Tier II Reports)

  • Develop and maintain an Emergency Response Plan for chemical emergencies (Henry Co MO LEOP Annex H - HAZMAT)

  • Establish and publicize procedures for the public to receive chemical hazard information

  • Educate the public concerning chemical risks, information and discussions about hazardous chemical planning, health and environmental risks; Work with facilities to minimize chemical risks to the community through safety awareness.

  • LEPC are NOT First Responders in their LEPC capacity.