Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

What is the LEPC?

The role of the LEPC is to form partnerships with: local governments, communities, academia and industries as a resource for enhancing hazardous materials preparedness. Local governments are responsible for the integration of 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. The Cochise County LEPC maintains and updates the Hazardous Materials Response Plan for the County.

Who can attend?

Anyone from the community is invited to attend and join as a member to the Cochise County LEPC. When and where does it meet? The Cochise County LEPC meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 1:30 pm in Room 1110 on the Cochise College campus in Sierra Vista.

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