8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
except state-observed holidays
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security
Indiana Government Center-South, Room E208
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
About Local Emergency Planning Committees
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) report directly to their LEPC chairperson and the Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC). The two main functions of LEPCs are:
- Develop and manage the emergency response plans pertaining to accidental chemical releases from facilities.
- Distribute information to the general public.
LEPC Emergency Plans
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 a minimum. The plan must also include the required annual updates and incorporate reviewer comments on prior submissions. The plan and/or plan updates must be approved by LEPC vote at a meeting with a quorum of members. 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.
- Appendix B - Approved Planning and Training Activities
- Fiscal Template and Tier II Training (August 2022)
- IDHS Exercise Guide
- LEPC Bylaws Model
- LEPC Contact Information
- LEPC Compliance Brochure
- LEPC Interface with IERC, DHS and Local EMAs
- LEPC Legal Notice Template - Public Notice
- LEPC Planning Information Request to Facilities
- LEPC Planning Resource Guidance
- Nine Planning Elements for LEPC Plan Writing
- Online Reporting System
- Policy Requirements for LEPC Compliance
- Procedure for Request and Appropriation of Funds to LEPCs
- Scheduled Meetings (Dates, Times and Locations)
- Scheduled Exercises (Dates, Times and Locations)