What is the LEPC?
Jefferson County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a group of governmental and industry leaders who work to understand the natural and man-made hazards to the citizens of Jefferson County and work to develop plans to address these hazards.
The LEPC's primary statutory responsibilities include preparing and regularly reviewing the County Hazardous Materials Emergency Operations Plan, as well as coordinating training exercises for emergency personnel on the Hazardous Materials Plan. An LEPC also collects information on hazardous materials stored throughout the county, analyzes potential risks to the community, and evaluates the adequacy of warning systems and evacuation procedures (as they relate to hazardous material spills/releases). Additionally they promote the Community-Right-to-Know law to the public and provide educational materials/resources to the community.