Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
Washington State has 43 Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC). These LEPCs, in concert with their respective local emergency management offices, conduct hazard identification, vulnerability analysis, and risk assessment activities for their jurisdictions. Federal and state statutes require LEPCs to develop and maintain emergency response plans based on the volumes and types of substances found in, or transported through, their districts.
Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant
Annually the Military Department, Emergency Management Division (EMD) applies for approximately $350,000 federal dollars through the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) program. EMD’s application is submitted for training and planning grant funds with a minimum of 75 percent being passed through to state and local jurisdictions as well as tribes to assist in their hazardous materials (HazMat) planning, exercise, and training activities. Due to the limited funding, applications for funding should focus on activities that maximize transportation safety to the community. The HMEP grant program prioritizes efforts that lead to the prevention of serious HazMat transportation related incidents, principally those of high consequence to people and the environment.
For current LEPC contacts you will be directed to the Washington State Department of Ecology
LEPC/TRIBAL CONFERENCE May 14-16, 2013
The following presentations will be available until December 30, 2013.
- 2013 Keys to Creating Effective LEPCs - Tim Gablehouse, President of the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership
- 2013 Keys to Creating Effective LEPCs -WA Legal Issues - Tim Gablehouse
- Energizing LEPCs - Monty Elder, Oklahoma State Emergency Response Commission Chair
- EPCRA 2013 - Idell Hansen, Environmental Protection Agency-Region 10
- REC Silicon Incident After-Action Report - Sandi Duffey, Grant County DEM
- US Coast Guard HazMat Programs: Pacific Strike Team and Derelict Vessel Response
- LCDR Tim Callister, USCG
- Global Harmonization-Chemical Hazard Communication Standard - Pam Edwards, WA L&I
- Oil and Coal Transportation Issues in WA State - David Byers, WA Dept. of Ecology
- Stevens-Avista Mock Gas 2011 - Rick Anderson, Stevens County Sheriff’s Office and Bill Baker, Avista Pipeline
Should you have any questions or comments please contact,
HazMat/SERC/LEPC Program Manager
Emergency Management Division
Washington Military Department
Bldg 20; TA-20
Camp Murray, WA 98430-5122