Local Emergency Planning Committee

About the Committee
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a group of local individuals from specific agencies and interested community members who assure that our community has the planning and resource capabilities to effectively handle chemical emergencies.

West Georgia LEPC Website

West Georgia LEPC Facebook
West Georgia Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee logo
Committee Members
The SARA Title III law requires that LEPCs be comprised of representatives including:
  • Chemical transporters
  • Educators
  • Emergency response agencies
  • Environmental groups
  • Government officials
  • Health department
  • News media
  • Private citizens
  • Private industry
Chemical Inventories
All facilities that maintain over the specified amounts of hazardous substances in inventory are required to report that information to the LEPC, the Georgia Emergency Response Commission, and the local fire department in their jurisdiction. This information is due on March 1 of each year with information pertaining to the previous year.

These reports are called chemical inventories and include information about the:
  • Amount(s) stored on a daily basis
  • Facility's emergency coordinator
  • Hazards associated with each chemical listed
  • Storage information
  • Type(s) of chemical
Performance Measures
The measure of success in government and public service organizations is how we provide and improve service to our citizens. The criteria used to measure the success of our LEPC include, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Organizing and administering the LEPC
  • Collecting and filing hazard data (e.g., material safety data sheets, tier I and tier II reports, etc.)
  • Conducting site-specific vulnerable zone analysis
  • Developing site-specific emergency response plans and standard operating procedures
  • Assisting the hazardous materials response team with obtaining the necessary training and equipment
  • Acquiring and maintaining emergency communications
  • Developing training programs for all local emergency responders
  • Developing protective action decision guides
  • Acquiring and maintaining warning systems
  • Analyzing evacuation and shelter-in-place time for local populations
  • Promoting community toxic chemical hazard awareness
  • Education the community regarding proper protective actions
Mission Statement
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a group of local individuals from specific agencies and interested community members who assure that our community has the planning and resource capabilities to effectively handle chemical emergencies.