A Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) serves as a focal point in the community for information about hazardous substances, emergency planning, health and environmental risks. … In Pennsylvania, the LEPC receives its authority under Section 203 of the Hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Response Act.
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) must develop an emergency response plan, review the plan at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by LEPCs with stakeholder participation. There is one LEPC for each of the more than 3,000 designated local emergency planning districts. The LEPC membership must include (at a minimum):
- Elected state and local officials
- Police, fire, civil defense, and public health professionals
- Environment, transportation, and hospital officials
- Facility representatives
- Representatives from community groups and the media
Jefferson County LEPC meets January – March – May – July – September – November on the Third Tuesday.
For more information you can contact Marcie Caine email@example.com
Jefferson County Local Emergency Planning Committee
560 Service Center Road
Brookville, PA 15825
814-849-5052 – FAX: 814-849-6387
Chris Clark James Lipuma
Chairperson November 21, 2023 Vice-Chairperson
- I. Call to Order
- Pledge of Allegiance
III. Public Comment
- Roll Call of Members
- Reading of Minutes
- Old Business
VII. New Business
SARA Facility Plan Updates for Approval / Rejection – All plans have been updated and approved for the year.
Tracy – Re-certification of McCutcheon Enterprises
Chris Clark – Spring SARA facility tours
Laura Lynn Yohe – Attendance at October pipeline training,
Additional information on increasing scrutiny of batteries for electric powered vehicles.
Scott Catalano and Jeremy McMurry – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – Presentation on Chemlock, their voluntary chemical security program.
Next LEPC Meeting:
January 16th, 2024 at 1:30 PM at the Emergency Services Building