Purpose and Function
The LEPC shall exist to promote and facilitate the safety of all persons with respect to their potential exposure to hazardous materials which could be released into the environment due to the storage, transportation, and utilization of hazardous materials in Douglas County.
The functions and duties of the L.E.P.C. are those authorized by the State of Colorado Emergency Planning Commission in accordance with, but not necessarily limited to the provisions of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986.
The LEPC shall engage in but are not limited to the following activities:
- Conduct regular public meetings and provide public notification of committee activities
- Manage public access to information on hazardous chemicals in Douglas County
- Develop and maintain an inventory of known and potential hazardous materials in Douglas County
- Develop and update a hazard / risk analysis
- Review, maintain and process all appropriate reports and records, as required by law
- Provide community “out-reach” services on hazardous materials safety
- Provide training, development and testing of the Douglas County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
- Develop and periodically update emergency response procedures for off-site emergency response personnel
- Coordinate emergency response exercises and training programs for hazardous materials safety and emergency response procedures
- Provide expertise, and assistance to industries and businesses upon request
- Receive, maintain and disseminate emerging legislation relating to hazardous materials
- Implement other related activities required by Public Law 99-499, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), Title III, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) or county officials