Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) are community-based organizations that assist in preparing for emergencies, particularly those concerning hazardous materials.
In accordance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, LEPCs:
· Receive emergency notifications of chemical releases from facilities and transporters.
· Receive Emergency Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms from facilities.
· Provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens.
· Create a comprehensive emergency response plan and review it at least annually.
In accordance with EPCRA, Georgia’s LEPCs include (at minimum) representatives from the following groups/organizations:
· Owners and operators of facilities
· Elected state and local officials
· Law enforcement
· Emergency management
· Fire fighting
· First aid
· Public health
· Local environmental
· Broadcast and print media
· Community groups
For questions about Georgia’s LEPCs, please contact:
Post Office Box 18055
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Direct: (404) 635-7337
Fax: (770) 359-1339
EPCRA LEPC Planning Requirements (http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/content/epcra/epcra_plan.htm)
E-Plan and Tier II Reporting (http://www.gaepd.org/Documents/e-plan.html)
E-Plan (Direct Link) (https://erplan.net)
Chemicals in Your Community (Publication) (http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/docs/chem/chem-in-comm.pdf)
EPA Explanation of EPCRA (http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/docs/chem/epcra.pdf)