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 Clark County
Local Emergency Planning Committee

Chaired by Deputy Fire Chief Billy Samuels, the Clark County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)  is a multi-jurisdictional committee, established to monitor and inform the public about the use of hazardous chemicals in Clark County.

The local committee was organized under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) passed by congress in 1986.

 LEPC is charged with developing an emergency response plan, reviewing the plan at least annually, and providing information about chemicals in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by LEPC with the following stakeholders participation:

  • Elected state and local emergency planning officials
  • Police, fire, civil defense, public health and chemical industry professionals
  • Environment, transportation, higher education, utility services and hospital officials
  • Facility representatives
  • Representatives from community groups and the media

The elements of Clark County's local emergency community response plan are:

  • Identification of facilities and transportation routes of extremely hazardous substances
  • Description of emergency response procedures, on and off site
  • Designation of a community coordinator and facility emergency coordinator(s) to implement the plan
  • Outline of emergency notification procedures
  • Description of how to determine the probable affected area and population by releases
  • Description of local emergency equipment and facilities and the persons responsible for them
  • Outline of evacuation plans
  • A training program for emergency responders (including schedules)
  • Methods and schedules for exercising emergency response plans

For more information on local emergency planning, see EPCRA sections 301-303 (42 USC 11001, 11002(2 pp, 124 K, About PDF), 11003(2 pp, 124 K, About PDF)) or 40 CFR part 355(20 pp, 306 K, About PDF).