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Allen County Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Committee

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The Allen County Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Committee also serves as the federally mandated Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

The thirty-member Committee is established in both federal and state law under the SARA Title III Act in federal code; as well as, Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3750. The purpose of the LEPC is to perform “Community Planning” for emergencies that involve hazardous and/or extremely hazardous substances. These plans must include fixed site facilities, as well as, transportation systems to include railway, pipeline and highways.

Members of the Allen County LEPC are nominated by the Board of Allen County Commissioners and appointed to two-year terms by the State of Ohio Emergency Response Commission (SERC).

The Allen County LEPC meets the third Thursday of every even month (February, April, June, August, October, December) beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the American Red Cross, Allen County Chapter House, 610 South Collett Street in Lima. All meetings of the Allen County LEPC are open to the public.

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