Berks County Local Emergency Planning Committee
The Berks County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is the "planning arm" of the County's hazardous materials safety efforts (the Special Operations Group is considered the "response arm"). The primary responsibilities of the LEPC are to develop off-site emergency response plans for facilities that manufacture, store, or process hazardous materials. These plans are intended to provide emergency responders with an understanding of the facility's operations and information on site-specific chemical hazards. The plan maps out transportation and evacuation routes, identifies facilities that store hazardous chemicals, identified shelters, and compiles other emergency information that can be activated instantly.
The LEPC is also responsible for distributing chemical inventory information and off-site response plans to the public and ensuring that emergency responders are properly trained to address hazardous materials incidents.
The LEPC is active looking for members, specifically from the media and law enforcement communities. For more information, send your information to LEPC@countyofberks.com.
For more information on the Berks County LEPC and the services provided, click on any of the links below.