Local Emergency Planning Committee District 10

About the LEPC
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LEPC Committee

About the LEPC

Who We Are Background What We Do Regulations
 

Who We Are

The District 10 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was formed in 1988 to help the public and emergency response personnel address safety issues related to hazardous materials.

The focus of the LEPC is on planning, hazardous materials training, regional coordination, education, and awareness.

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Background

The District 10 LEPC is one of eleven district committees in Florida. District 10 comprises the following counties:
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Palm Beach
  Martin
  St. Lucie
  Indian River

The LEPC includes members from the following: law enforcement, emergency management, fire fighting, first aid, health, environmental interests, hospitals, elected state officials, transportation personnel, water management districts, media, owners and operators of facilities subject to the requirements of Emergency Planning & Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), interested citizens, and non-elected and elected local officials. This group includes primary and alternate members and meets quarterly throughout the year.

Statewide LEPC District Map

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What We Do

The District 10 LEPC acts as a regional repository for section 302 Hazardous Materials Reporting, under the Emergency Right To Know Act. This includes all companies that store, use, or transport hazardous materials in our Region. Currently, there are more than 700 companies reporting their chemical inventories to the District 10LEPC.

Biennial regional hazardous materials response exercises: Multijurisdictional exercises are conducted to evaluate communications systems, initial response to an incident, incident command system, on-scene triage, and decontamination procedures for the Region's response teams. A critique is held immediately after the exercise so that any deficiencies in the District 10 Regional Hazardous Materials Response Plan can be identified and corrected.

Community Outreach Events: The LEPC outreach committee coordinates and attends community and private industry events to educate individuals about hazardous materials.

Industry Specific Training Programs/
Emergency Response Agency Training Programs:
Your LEPC trains industry personnel about the EPCRA and Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act Title III (SARA Title III). Classes are available throughout the year. The LEPC also trains emergency response personnel by scheduling and supporting classes in Hazardous Materials Awareness, operations and technician level training and instructs companies on how to file reports in conformance with to SARA Title III and the Clean Air Act, 112(r).

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Regulations

In 1996, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a new regulation requiring facilities that use, make, or store more than certain amounts of regulated chemicals to develop a Risk Management Program (RMP).

The RMP is one of the largest environmental programs undertaken in the U.S. since the passing of the Clean Air Act Amendments in 1990. The goal of an RMP is to prevent serious chemical accidents and to reduce the potential impact of accidental releases.

The District 10 LEPC staff conducts Hazards Analyses that provide citizens and emergency first responders with Hazards, Risks, and Vulnerability Analyses for facilities that regularly use, handle, or store Extremely Hazardous Substances.

For more information on any program or meetings of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, please contact the LEPC at (772) 221-4060.

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