What is the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)?
Industries or agricultural sites that use, produce or store above a certain amount of extremely hazardous substances are required by law to plan for emergencies. Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) ensure that this law is enforced. The LEPC program is also known as SARA (Superfund Amendment Reauthorization Act) or EPCRA (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know). Title III is the section of federal law that outlines the program.
Community Right to Know Act Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act ("SARA Title III") is also known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This act has four main components: Emergency Planning, Emergency Release Notification, Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier Two Report), and Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI).
The Kalamazoo County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets quarterly, the first Wednesday at 3:00pm on the following months: March, June, September, December
NOTE: Currently due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the LEPC is meeting vurtually via the ZOOM platform.