To coordinate with the Clovis-Curry County Emergency Management Director and all first response agencies to make resources available to keep the community safe from the effects of hazardous materials and any other natural/man made hazards, and to assure effective response to all emergencies.
That the population of Curry County be well informed about the hazardous materials present in the community and know how to respond appropriately to emergencies. Further, that businesses and agencies with hazardous material/operations are knowledgeable of their legal obligations under SARA Title III and the compliance processes made available through the Clovis/Curry County LEPC.
WHAT IS AN LEPC?
A “Local Emergency Planning Committee” or LEPC is a voluntary organization established to meet the requirements of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act EPCRA, also known as the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA Title III), for emergency response planning. EPCRA contains four major provisions:
Although these are the minimum requirements, the Clovis-Curry County LEPC has chosen to take a multi-objective “all-hazards” planning approach.
WHAT DOES AN LEPC DO?
Under EPCRA, the LEPC is the focal point for chemical emergency response planning and implementation in a community. The LEPC’s key responsibilities are:
WHAT DOES THE LEPC PROMOTE?
The Clovis-Curry County LEPC promotes emergency planning, preparedness, and public awareness, to protect the community from the potential impact of natural or
technological hazards of hazardous chemicals and substances, and related
The LEPC serves as the link between citizens, industry, and government in emergency planning and preparedness for the community. Members participate in exercises, training, seminars and other special projects with others in the community to build team efforts.
HOW CAN I HELP THE LEPC?