The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was created in compliance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, which requires local governments to develop an emergency response plan, review the plan at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens. LEPCs develop their plans with stakeholder participation from:
- Elected state, local, and tribal officials
- Police, fire, civil defense, and public health professionals
- Environment, transportation, and hospital officials
- Facility representatives
- Representatives from community groups and the media
The Caroline County LEPC meets quarterly and is chaired by the Caroline County Department of Emergency Services Emergency Management Division. For more information about the Caroline County LEPC, send us an email.
Are you a business owner in Caroline County and require assistance with navigating the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III (EPCRA)? The Caroline County LEPC has put together a guide to assist with complying with reporting requirements for hazardous materials.
Download the guide here: Business Guide to Chemical Reporting 2023