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:

Christina Garrard
LEPC/HMEP Coordinator
Post Office Box 18055
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Direct: (404) 635-7337
Fax: (770) 359-1339
Email: Christina.Garrard@gema.ga.gov

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)