Pima County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
2013 Business Education Seminar Presentations
2012 Emergency Response Guidebooks
2012 Emergency Response Guidebooks have arrived. The U.S. Department of Transportation prints copies for each Emergency Response Unit in the United States (EMS, Fire, Police, Rescue, HazMat). Each emergency response agency in Pima County is entitled to have one.
Contact John Wisner to get copies for your department.
25 Years of EPCRA
The Environmental Protection Agency marks 25 years since the passage of its federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) as part of the reauthorization for Superfund in 1986. EPCRA has played a significant role in protecting human health and the environment over the last quarter century by providing communities and emergency planners with valuable information on toxic chemical releases in their area.
Public demand for chemical release information skyrocketed in the mid-1980s after a deadly cloud of highly toxic pesticide killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India. Shortly thereafter, a serious chemical release at a plant in West Virginia hospitalized 100 individuals. These events led to the writing and passage of EPCRA by Congress that was signed by President Reagan in October 1986 and implemented in 1987. Find out more...
LEPC Quarterly Meetings:
All LEPC Meetings will be held at 3434 East 22nd Street in Tucson