Local Emergency Planning Committee
Leon County LEPC
PO Box 429
Centerville, TX 75833
On October 17, 1986, the President signed into law the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA). This act amended the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), commonly known as "Superfund."
Included under Title III of SARA, was a free standing law, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA),commonly known as SARA Title III. Its purpose was to encourage and support emergency planning efforts at the State and local levels and provide the public and local governments with information concerning potential chemical hazards present in their communities.
The Leon County LEPC provides a forum for emergency management agencies, responders, industry and the public to work together to understand chemical hazards in the community, develop emergency plans in the event of an accidental release and look at ways to prevent chemical accidents.
Local industries are required to provide information to the LEPC about chemical hazards at their facilities. The LEPC then makes this information available to any citizen who requests it.
EPCRA does not place limits on which chemicals can be stored, used, released, disposed, or transferred at a facility. It only requires a facility to document, notify and report that information.
Each section of the law has different requirements and deadlines. It also covers a different group of chemicals.
These specific requirements are contained in the following sections of EPCRA:
Leon County LEPC By-Laws
Agendas - 2/26/2014, 10/1/2014, 2/18/2015
Minutes - 2/26/2014, 10/1/2014
Texas Dept of State Health Services - Tier II Chemical Reporting
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