History and Purpose

Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a county board charged with designing and maintaining a hazardous materials plan for Lucas County. The creation of LEPCs is a component of the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), which was enacted in 1986. Chapter 3750 of the Ohio Administrative Code is Ohio's implementation of EPCRA.

The LEPC has many responsibilities under EPCRA. These include maintaining records of chemical releases, collecting chemical inventory data from industry, and developing and annually exercising the Hazardous Materials plan for Lucas County. The responsibilities are met through partnerships with members of the response community, government agencies, and Industry representatives.