Appointments and specific procedures for such review may be obtained from DuPage OHSEM by contacting DuPage LEPC
Information Coordinator Bernadette Mason via 630-682-7925 or DuPageLEP
The Weld County Local Emergency Planning Committee is pleased that EPA investigated and took appropriate action based upon our complaint, said Roy Rudisill, director of Weld County Emergency Management and chair of the Weld County LEPC
. We viewed this as a serious matter as Integrity Applied Sciences failure to report in a timely manner was a concern for our first responders and our citizens who live in the area.
* Local Coordination--The proposal would increase communication with Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs
) by requiring annual coordination by facilities with LEPCs
to clarify response needs, emergency plans, roles, and responsibilities.
In addition, the public health emergency response guide provides guidance on developing collaborations with emergency management, emergency medical services, LEPC
, first responders, academia, and other pertinent agencies and organizations (CDC, 2011b).
EPCRA, Section 312 requires the same employers to submit annually an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form to the LEPC
, SERC, and local fire department.
The volunteers, representing themselves only as interested citizens, visited their LEPC
offices and asked for a copy of the Community Emergency Response Plan.
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), every workplace that maintains one or more MSDSs for a chemical present on-site in an amount above a certain threshold (generally ten thousand pounds) must supply copies or a list of MSDSs to the State Emergency Response Commission, the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC
), and the local fire department.
Commission (SERC) and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC
Breakout sessions will include a panel on "Hazardous Material Transportation and Plant Security in the Post 9-11 Era," "Stormwater Permitting," "Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures," and "Start-up, Maintenance & Malfunction Planning." Speakers in these sessions include Robert Johns of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, Steve Mason of EPA Region 6, Scotty McKnight of the Arkansas Manufacturers Extension Network/ Sebastian (County LEPC
, Tay Rucker of the U.S.
Title Ill requires that each community establish a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC
) to be responsible for developing an emergency plan for preparing for and responding to chemical emergencies in that community.
While in the past the LEPC
has collected Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) from local organizations and maintained them in paper files, they now translate these copies into electronic image and data files.
Typical of these kinds of problems are those which occurred at the Texas City/ LaMarque, Texas LEPC
as its members addressed the Community Right-To-Know section of SARA Title III (Willie, 1991).