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. Meetings are generally held in the basement conference room B14 at the Missoula County Administrative Building at 199 W Pine St. The next LEPC meeting is scheduled for January 14, 2014.
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.