Facts about LEPC
Facts About the Local Emergency Planning Committee
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) reports directly to their LEPC chairperson and the Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC). The two main functions of the LEPC are:
- Develop and manage the emergency response plans pertaining to accidental chemical releases from facilities.
- Distribute information to the general public.
The County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director reports to the County Emergency Management Advisory Council and the chief elected county official (i.e., president, county commissioners).The county EMA is a county agency.
The LEPC Emergency Response Plan must contain the nine listed planning elements as required under federal and state law. The plan must be reviewed and updated by the LEPC annually at minimum. The plan must also include the required annual updates and incorporate reviewer comments on prior submission. The plan and/or plan updates must be approved by LEPC vote at a meeting with a quorum of members.
The county EMA director must have an emergency operations plan (EOP) and maintain it annually as required under state law and, if one exists, local ordinance.
The LEPC emergency plan shall be an appendix to the hazard specific annex in a county EMA's EOP.
The EOP with the LEPC emergency plan hazard specific appendix shall be provided to the IERC as a compliance document.
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