Victoria LEPC established 2006
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), counties in Texas must have a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
- The LEPC is designed to assist local government in developing hazardous materials plans.
- The LEPC is the link between local citizens, industry, and government.
- The LEPC is the point of contact for the public to obtain information on chemical hazards in their community.
To identify hazards; and plan and coordinate community resources for preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery from all hazards, natural and man-made; through planning, preparation, and communication between citizens, business, and government.
- Receive from the owner or operator of each facility Tier II documentation.
- Receive notification of chemical releases by facilities.
- Receive from each facility the name of the representative that will participate in the LEPC.
- Coordination in providing information to the public as it relates to EPCRA.
- Promote public awareness of chemical hazards in the community.
- Coordinate the evaluation of resources necessary to develop, implement, and exercise the jurisdiction’s EOP (Emergency Operation Plan).
- Gather and review existing community and facility emergency plans.