Lake County Local Emergency Planning Committee
LEPC Agency Profile
The Lake County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, or EPCRA. This was passed as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III) on October 17, 1986. This provides for a robust chemical emergency preparedness and response capability.
Our objectives include implementing the local emergency planning committee rules and requirements of SARA Title III, to prepare and maintain a comprehensive chemical emergency response plan for Lake County and to provide information to the public upon request.
In Lake County, the LEPC is the agency responsible for implementing these objectives. Headquarters are located in the Lake County Emergency Operation Center; it is chaired by seasoned local emergency responders who work with an 18 member Board to oversee and direct policies aimed at meeting the mission of protecting and informing the local community.
Authority is vested into the LEPC to:
- Receive and maintain a database of reports and chemical inventory information for those facilites that meet the threshold of extremely hazardous substances
- Develop planning for emergency response to hazardous materials emergency releases, including standardized plume maps
- Coordinate training and exercises for local emergency responders
- Receive emergency notifications when hazardous substance releases do occur
- Provide information to the public regarding facilties containing extremely hazardous substances or any emergency releases of hazardous material
EFO Thomas Talcott, LEPC Chairman
Phone: (440) 487-1901
Hazardous Materials Technical Adviser/Training Coordinator
Phone: (440) 350-5499
Fax: (440) 350-5397
Postal Address: P.O. Box 480, Mentor, Ohio 44061
Location: 8505 Garfield Road, Mentor, Ohio 44040
For general information email us at [email protected]