Local Emergency Planning Committee

Overview

Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, each County in Wisconsin is designated as an Emergency Planning District with a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). LEPC membership is broad and includes representatives from:

  • Community Groups
  • Elected State and Local Officials
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Fire Service
  • Industry
  • Law Enforcement
  • Local Health
  • Local Media Personnel

Role of the LEPC

Emergency Planning

Enables communities as a whole to prepare for hazardous chemical releases through emergency planning. This planning also provides information and facilitates training for the first responders who are called upon to protect the public in the event of a chemical accident. Your LEPC can provide you with information on evacuation routes, shelter-in-place procedures and other information you may need to help your family plan for a chemical emergency.

Community Right-to-Know

Increases awareness of chemical hazards in your community and allows you and your local government to obtain information about chemical hazards. If you are concerned about the types, amounts or locations of chemicals stored in your community, contact your LEPC.

Where Hazardous Chemicals are Found

Hazardous chemicals are commonly stored at many businesses or industrial sites in above- or below-ground tanks, or in:

  • Bags
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Cylinders
  • Drums
  • Jugs
  • Other Containers

Additional Information

For more information, please call Lieutenant John Ennis at 262-741-4616.