Who serves on the LEPC?

Members are selected from certain agencies and businesses who would have an interest or play an active role in response to a chemical emergency. They assist in formation and annual review of an emergency plan that is required by the law. EPCRA specifies certain roles that must be included in the membership of the LEPC, they include:

-Elected officials

-Emergency medical services

-Federal facilities (military, parks and prisons)

-Fire departments


-Local emergency planners

-Local industrial facilities



-Public/community members

-Transportation representatives

Individuals from each of these groups are appointed to the LEPC through the State Emergency Response Commission. The appointments are reviewed yearly and changed as needed. Please call 410-638-4900 for more information.

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1. What is the Local Emergency Planning Committee?
2. Why was the LEPC formed?
3. Who serves on the LEPC?
4. What is required in a plan?
5. How do you know what to plan for?
6. How can I find out what hazards are in my community?
7. How do I obtain information on specific chemicals?
8. How do you plan for emergencies involving the transportation of chemicals?
9. How can I get help with all of my compliance requirements?
10. If there is an accident, how do I report it?
11. What should my facility plan include?
12. When is a written report required?
13. When does the LEPC meet?