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Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) are required under federal and state law to coordinate hazardous materials response preparedness activities. In Maine, LEPCs are organized at the County level.

LEPC roles include:

  • Receive inventory information from faciliies;
  • Develop a response plan;
  • Identify training needs;
  • Sponsor exercises;
  • Educate the public

LEPC membership is also defined by law. LEPCs should include representation from:

  • Elected Officials
  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Public Health
  • Environmental Groups
  • Hospitals
  • Transportation
  • Media
  • General Public
  • Facility Employees
  • Community Groups
  • Facility Operators

For more information about your Local Emergency Planning Committee, contact your County Emergency Management Director.