About the LEPC
The purpose of the Local Emergency Planning Committee is to enhance Prince George’s County’s preparedness for all hazards by bringing together government, businesses, and citizens in a collaborative planning process; to serve in an advisory capacity concerning emergency preparedness; and to fulfill the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
The overall functions of our local LEPC are inclusive of the following:
- Maintaining compliance with Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA) (42USC11001, Title 42, Chapter 116).
- Acting as a repository of information concerning hazardous chemicals, regulated chemical companies, and response to chemical emergencies in Prince George’s County; (Conduct an annual review of the County’s Hazardous Materials Plan).
- Receiving and processing requests for information from the public.
- Notifying the public of all LEPC meetings or activities.
- Serving as a forum for government, businesses, non-profit organizations, and members of the public to coordinate emergency preparedness activities.
- Advocating for policies and programs to increase the County’s preparedness for all hazards.
- Providing recommendations to County government concerning emergency preparedness.
The LEPC meets bi-weekly, bi-monthly, quarterly from _____ __________ at the FSB/CAB (?)___________ These meetings will provide a forum for collaboration between the public, private, and non-profit sectors. In addition, these forums will be used to deliver emergency preparedness education.
Although membership in the LEPC is voluntary, participants must be endorsed by the State Emergency Response Commission’s (SERC). The LEPC is made up of representatives from all aspects of the community. This includes: Elected State and Local Officials, Emergency Management, Fire, Police, Public Health, Hospitals, American Red Cross, Local Community and Civic Organizations, Schools, Industry and Facility Representatives, and several others. Local Media, and Transportation Agencies just to name a few.
If you are interested in becoming a part of your local LEPC, for more information contact _______