The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is appointed by the State Emergency Response Commission. The Committee implements the Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act (SARA Title III/EPCRA). The LEPC works with private businesses to identify and monitor existing chemical hazards within the County.
The mission of the LEPC is to:
Develop and maintain a comprehensive emergency plan for the community
Receive information about accidental chemical releases
Annually update the information about chemicals stored or used by local facilities
Collect, manage, and provide public access to information on hazardous chemicals in the area
Support the local fire department and emergency response teams
Educate the public about risks from accidental and routine releases of chemicals and work with facilities to minimize risks
The Georgetown County LEPC meets quarterly on the fourth Monday of the month. Each meeting includes a briefing on an applicable topic, as well as a Get to Know session for one of our member agencies.
The State Emergency Response Commission and Department of Health and Environmental Control require facilities to file Tier 2 reports on E-Plan. These reports are due annually on March 1st and the Georgetown County LEPC has identified E-Plan as an acceptable Tier 2 reporting platform.