Office of Emergency Management
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
The Local Emergency Planning Committee formed in 1986 to meet the duties required pursuant to Public Law 99-499, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), Title III, and related regulations.
The purpose of the LEPC is to:
- Develop, train and test a hazardous substance emergency response plan.
- Develop procedures for regulated facilities to provide notification to the LEPC in accordance with Title III, SARA.
- Develop procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public under the Community Right-To-Know provisions of Title III, SARA.
- Provide for public notification of Committee activities
- Implement such other activities as may be legally required by the Federal Government, the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), the Board of County Commissioners and/or the City Council.
The LEPC meets quarterly on the second Tuesday of January, April, July, and October of each year at 1:30 p.m. LEPC meetings are open to the public. Interested members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. The next LEPC meeting is scheduled for July 14, 2015 at the Missoula County Administration Building, 199 W Pine St, in Basement Conference Room B14.
- January 2015 -pending Board approval
- October 2014
- July 2014
- April 2014
- January 2014
- October 2013
- July 2013
- April 2013
- January 2013
The following entities are represented on the LEPC:
- (1) Local elected official
- (1) Missoula Police Department
- (1) Missoula County Sheriff's Office
- (1) Missoula Fire Department
- (1) Missoula Rural Fire Department
- (1) Missoula City/County Health Department
- (1) Missoula County Fire Protection Association
- (1) Missoula County OEM
- (1) Hazmat Transportation/Distribution Representative
- (1) Emergency Medical Services Representative
- (1) Local Media Representative
- (1) Regulated Title III Facility Representative
- (2) City Citizen Representatives
- (2) County Citizen Representatives
The Missoula County LEPC deals specifically with hazardous materials issues. The LEPC also reviews and revises the City/County Hazmat Response Guidelines.