Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The Boone County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is responsible for developing a chemical emergency response plan for Boone County and establishing procedures for conducting its publication and education responsibilities.

Other responsibilities of the LEPC:
  1. Receive and process requests for information from the public.
  2. Notify the public of all LEPC meetings or activities.
  3. Perform a hazard analysis using the information and reports from facilities operating within the jurisdiction of the LEPC, and analysis of the County's transportation risks.
  4. Establish and maintain records of hazardous chemical locations and quantities in the County.
  5. Establish and maintain a computerized system of data management.
  6. Maintain information on facilities that manufacture or store extremely hazardous substances, and include this information within the emergency response and preparedness plan.
  7. Promote community safety, emergency preparedness, safe emergency response, and safe handling of hazardous materials used, stored, manufactured, and consumed in the County.