Mark your calendars, the 2019 LEPC meeting dates and location have been set! Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each quarter from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Fabulich Center at 3600 Port of Tacoma Road, Tacoma, WA 98424:
January 8, 2019 - CANCELLED!
April 9, 2019
July 9, 2019
October 8, 2019
What is the LEPC?
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is the coordination and oversight body for hazardous materials located in Pierce County. It is composed of a wide range of community representatives, including those from industry, government, environmental groups, media and first responders, among others. The Committee's mandate, by Federal legislation, is to carry out the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This was part of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986.
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. Please click the link to see the most recently LEPC Plan.
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
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.