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The Tom Green County Local Emergency Planning Committee's mission is to ensure that our county is prepared for hazardous material emergencies. This is accomplished by analyzing risk, reviewing facility plans, and keeping the community informed. The Tom Green County LEPC was established for the purpose of improving the community's ability to prevent and respond to hazardous chemical emergencies.
We are a non-profit community organization composed of representatives from local industry, community groups, government and interested citizens working together to make Tom Green County safer.
The Tom Green County LEPC works closely with county volunteer agencies, the Tom Green/City of San Angelo Office of Emergency Management (OEM), local and state government. Our goal is to reduce the risk to the public's health by promoting the safe storage and transporting of bulk chemicals, improving the county's ability to respond to chemical spills, and educating the citizens within Tom Green County as to what they should do in the event of a hazardous chemical emergency or any other types of emergencies or disasters that may happen in our community.
We are always looking for members. If you want to strengthen our community, join the LEPC and get involved. Regardless of your talents, there is a good fit for you.
History of the LEPC
In October 1986, Congress passed Public Law 99-499, the SuperfundAmendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III, also known as the "Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act" (EPCRA). This federal law required the Governor of each state to appoint a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) which divided each state into Local Emergency Planning Districts, each governed by a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Most local planning districts were determined by city or county boundaries.
Next scheduled meeting:
Date: May 30, 2013
Location: Tom Green County Emergency Operations Center near the Airport
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