Local Emergency Planning Committee
The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, or EPCRA, was passed as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) on October 17, 1986. Shortly after, ORC 3750 was established to assist local communities with emergency planning for hazardous materials incidents at fixed facilities.
These laws were established to better prepare citizens with knowledge of facilities that have extremely hazardous substances (EHS) and or hazardous materials over threshold quantities in their communities. Chemical Incidents have accounted for numerous lost lives in events like Bhopal, India to numerous more in the United States.
The Columbiana County Local Emergency Planning Committee coordinates with industry, local fire departments, a county hazmat team, Ohio EPA and the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) to draft plans and procedures for a chemical emergency at local hazardous substance facilities. The LEPC exercises these plans annually and revises plans accordingly.
Current Chairman: Chuck Kooser, LEPC Emergency Coordinator: Peggy Clark, EMA Director, LEPC Information Coordinator: Brian Rutledge, EMA Deputy Director
LEPC Spills Reporting Line: 330-424-9725
Tier II submit software for industry: http://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/serc.aspx#122453391-electronic-reporting
SERC Manual for reporting facilities: http://epa.ohio.gov/Portals/27/serc/SERC_Manual.pdf
For questions please contact the Emergency Management office at 330-424-9725
All meetings are held at 2:00 pm at the EMA Office
215 S. Market St
Lisbon, OH 44432
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|January 29, 2020 Executive Com minutes||January 20, 2021 Executive Committee Minutes||January 5, 2022 Executive Com Minutes||January 2023 Executive Com Minutes|
|January 29, 2020 Commitee minutes||January 20, 2021 Committee Meeting Minutes||January 5, 2022 Meeting Minutes||January 2023 Committee meeting Minutes|
|April 2020 - Executive Meeting Cancelled||April 7, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes||April 6, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting minutes||April 2023 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes|
|April 2020- Committee Meeting Cancelled||April 7, 2021 Committee Meeting Minutes||April 6, 2022 Committee Meeting minutes||April 2023 Committee Meeting Minutes|
|July 1, 2020 Executive Com Minutes||July 7, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting minutes||July 2023 Committee Meeting Minutes|
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|October 7, 2020 Executive Com Minutes||October 6, 2021 Executive Committee Meeting minutes||October 5, 2022 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes||October 2023 Executive Committee Meeting minutes|
|October 7, Committee Meeting Minutes||October 6, 2021 Committee Meeting Minutes||October 5, 2022 Committee Meeting Minutes||October 2023 Committee Meeting minutes|