Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
The Clark County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was established pursuant to the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 or SARA Title III.
As stated on ORC 3750.04(A), the LEPC shall develop a chemical emergency response and preparedness plan for planning district Clark County; establish procedures for conducting it’s public information and education responsibilities; receive and process requests for information from the public; notify the public of all LEPC activities and meetings; print and distribute the emergency plan and make it publicly available; receive reports and information as specified by ORC Chapter 3750.
The LEPC is instrumental in fulfilling the purpose of the Community Right to Know law to increase the protection of the community from chemicals produced, used, stored, and/or transported within the planning district.
Right to Know
State Emergency Response Commission - SERC
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was passed by Congress in 1986. EPCRA was included as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) and is sometimes referred to as SARA Title III. EPCRA provides for the collection and availability of information regarding the use, storage, production, and release of hazardous chemicals to the public and emergency responders in your communities. The law promotes a working relationship among government at all levels, business and community leaders, environmental and other public interest organizations, and individual citizens to improve hazard communications and emergency planning. Click here for the latest SERC Manual. To learn more, you may visit Ohio EPA SERC website.
Clark County information:
The public is advised that information concerning chemical inventories of certain facilities within Clark County as well as information concerning Clark County’s chemical response planning efforts is available for review. Click here for the Clark County LEPC By-Laws and Meeting Minutes.
Chemical inventory information for facilities that meet or exceed the reporting threshold requirements of 10,000 pounds for hazardous chemicals or approximately 500 pounds for certain defined extremely hazardous substances is available (the threshold for extremely hazardous substances is as low as one (1) pound in certain instances.) If you want to receive additional information specific to Clark county, please use the form below and submit to Ken Johnson, LEPC Information Coordinator.