Each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties is designated as a Local Emergency Planning District and each is required to have a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
LEPC responsibilities are those established by SARA Title III, with additional specific requirements under Act 165. In Pennsylvania, an offsite emergency response plan is required for each SARA planning facility and is reviewed and approved by the LEPC and PEMA. This plan becomes a supplement to the county emergency operations plan.
What is the Butler County LEPC Responsible For?
The BCLEPC is a local forum to discuss hazmat and chemical safety and emergency planning. The LEPC also provides local governments (municipalities) and the public with information about chemical hazards in their communities.