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emergency_mgmt_-_lepcLEPC’s are the product of federal legislation that was passed in the wake of Bhopal disaster in India, where more than 2,000 people died because of an accident involving an accidental release of a hazardous chemicals in a residential area. To prevent similar occurrences in our communities, Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA Title III) in 1986.

In September 1989 the Fulton County Local Emergency Planning Committee (FCLEPC) was established by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners to pursue the development of an awareness program involving the community, industries, local governments and the news media regarding hazardous materials.

Why LEPCs?

Local LEPCs are the link between citizens, industry, and government. Because LEPC’s are most familiar with the hazards in their community, and because local citizens tend to be the first responders for chemical emergencies, LEPCs are in the best position to assist local governments in developing plans to prepared and respond to hazardous material emergencies. Together the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), other federal agencies, state agencies, and the chemical industry are cooperating with local communities and LEPCs to make EPCRA and related state laws more effective.

Who makes up the LEPC?

The LEPC is made up of representatives from all aspects of the community to include: Elected State and Local Officials, Emergency Management, Fire, Police, Public Health, Hospitals, EPA, Red Cross, Industry and Facility Representatives, Local Community and Civic Organizations, Schools, Local Media, and Transportation Agencies just to name a few.  Become a part of your local LEPC TODAY!

The FCLEPC meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at various locations within Fulton County from 11am-1pm.

Fulton County LEPC Serves:
Alpharetta, Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills Country, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Union City.

For more information on the Fulton County LEPC contact
(404) 730-5600

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