Local Emergency Planning Committees – An Overview on Spill Reporting and Enhanced Coordination Webinar, Sept 28

CISA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have partnered to host a webinar focused on Local Emergency Planning Committees.

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) are community-based organizations that assist in preparing for emergencies by conducting hazard identification, vulnerability analysis, and risk assessment activities within their jurisdictions. Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), LEPCs are required to develop an emergency response plan based on the volumes and types of chemicals found in, or transported through, their communities. Plans are developed by LEPCs with local government and community stakeholder participation. There is one LEPC for each of the more than 3,000 designated local emergency planning districts.

The webinar will discuss the benefits and requirements associated with a Risk Management Program (RMP), best practices for responding to a chemical release, key recommendations for accident prevention, and actions to enhance emergency response coordination.

This webinar is part of CISA’s Emergency Services Sector Resilience Development Webinar Series (ESS – RDWS). This series is facilitated by the Emergency Services Sector Management Team. It is a quarterly webinar series that focuses on topics of interest to ESS stakeholders.

The target audience for this webinar series is homeland security, public safety, emergency management and emergency response personnel.

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at 1 p.m. EDT. Advanced registration is not required. Go to share.dhs.gov/essandepawebinar/ to join the webinar at the scheduled time.

For more information or to seek additional help, contact the Emergency Services Sector Management Team at EmergencyServicesSector@cisa.dhs.gov.

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