Local Emergency Planning Committee
SAVE THE DATE!
Two exciting events are just around the corner in 2018!
June 6-8 is the Washington State LEPC Conference open to all! 2018’s conference will be held at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton. This is a great opportunity to engage with other LEPC members from all over the state and learn about ways to enhance response and community connections and capabilities. Please find more information and registration link here.
Join the July 10 LEPC meeting for some great information about the National Guard's 10th Civil Support Team capabilities and resources for hazardous materials responses of all types. They have unique capabilities that may surprise you! The meeting will be held at the Fabulich Center in Tacoma at 1:30pm.
The LEPC is tasked with developing local hazardous materials response plans. This includes identifying resources and response capabilities, conducting needs assessments of emergency response personnel and equipment and establishing memorandums of understanding with other agencies regarding hazardous materials incidents.
In addition, the LEPC is the repository of the information reported to them from those companies required to submit information under the requirements of EPCRA. The LEPC must also establish procedures for receiving and processing requests from the general public for information about industries' hazardous materials.
Tier II Reporting
The Pierce County Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC), in accordance with the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) or SARA Title III Section 312, requires completion of a
Tier II - Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory report by all facilities in Pierce County which have reportable quantities of chemicals.
Reports must be submitted by March 1 each year and can be submitted to the LEPC at
2018 Meeting Dates and LocationMark your calendars, the 2018 LEPC meeting dates and location have been set! Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each quarter from 1:30pm to 3:30pm:
January 9, 2018April 10, 2018July 10, 2018October 9, 2018
All meetings are held at the Fabulich Center at 3600 Port of Tacoma Road, Tacoma, WA 98424.
|Open Public Meetings||Training requirement: Every member of a governing body of a public agency must complete training requirements on the OPMA within 90 days of assuming office or taking the oath of office, and at intervals of no more than four years as long as they remain in office.|
|Training PPT for members of LEPC||This training Power Point is for members of the LEPC to study key components of the EPCRA. Frequency is as stated above.|