Calhoun County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a comprised of first responders, elected officials, concerned citizens, and industry representatives. The LEPC works to understand chemical hazards in our community and to prevent chemical accidents through education and planning. The LEPC helps create the Emergency Operations Plan for the county. The LEPC meets quarterly to plan ways to better respond to a chemical accident.
Any facility or business who uses, stores, manufactures, or transports one or more of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) designated Extremely Hazardous Substances in amounts exceeding the Threshold Planning Quantity established by EPA, must report specific chemical inventory information to the State of Alabama, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, and the Fire Department whose jurisdiction the facility is located. Also, they must submit an emergency plan which details the procedures they are to take in the event that the chemicals present at their facility is released into the environment. The Calhoun County EMA is the repository for these documents for the LEPC.
If you have questions about hazardous chemicals or would like more information about the LEPC, contact the Calhoun County EMA at (256) 435-0540.