Meetings 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.
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a federally mandated entity composed of state and local officials, business representatives, members of the press, and community groups. Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), LEPCs must develop an emergency response plan, review the plan at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens.
The purpose of the Prince George’s County LEPC is to enhance Prince George’s County’s preparedness and response to hazardous materials incidents by involving the government, private business, nonprofit organizations, and citizens in planning and preparing for such an incident.
The Prince George’s County LEPC will also act as an advisory committee to the Prince George’s County Government in regards to emergency preparedness and response for hazardous materials and will fulfill any and all additional requirements articulated under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (“EPCRA”).