Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Local Officials to Discuss Chemical Emergency Response

The Clark County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will hold its annual business meeting at 2 PM on Wednesday, March 14 at the Northwest Regional Training Center. The purpose of the meeting is to review the Clark County Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan and to take care of other essential committee business. The meeting is open to the public and public involvement is encouraged. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about the Hazmat Plan and to provide comments on it.

In accordance with the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), each county in Washington is required to have an LEPC. The LEPC is responsible for making information about local hazardous materials available to the public and for the development and maintenance of the county's emergency plan for responding to hazardous materials incidents.

More information about the LEPC and the annual business meeting is available on the Clark County LEPC Website.

1 comment:

B.Safe said...

I would encourage the local officials to read the article referenced below, especially if they are evaluating technologies to address chemical emergencies.

10 Things You Should Know Before Buying Hazmat/Chemical Emergency Technologies

EHS Today/Penton Media
November 30, 2011