The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a federally mandated entity composed of state and local officials, business representatives, and members of the press. Local Emergency Planning Committees were established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
The role of Antrim County's LEPC is to form a partnership with local governments and industries as a resource for enhancing hazardous materials preparedness. Local governments are responsible for integrating hazmat planning and response within their jurisdiction. This includes ensuring the local hazard analysis adequately addresses hazmat incidents; incorporating planning for hazmat incidents into the local emergency management plan and annexes; assessing capabilities and developing hazmat response capability using local resources, mutual aid, and contractors; training responders; and exercising the plan.
At a minimum, Antrim County's LEPC membership comprises of local officials, including police, fire, civil defense, public health, transportation, and environmental professionals, as well as representatives of facilities subject to emergency planning requirements, community groups, and the media.
The LEPC meets every other month, on the third Tuesday of that month at 11:00 a.m.