Local Emergency Planning Committee


Shelby County LEPC: An Introduction to First Responders, Facilities and Community Water Systems

Amendments to EPCRA: America's Water Infrastructure Act: A Guide for LEPCs, March 2019

New Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Plan Requirements for Community Water Systems, March 2019

What Is a Local Emergency Planning Committee?

The Shelby County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a voluntary organization. It was created by Shelby County Resolution 97-04-14-12, for the purpose of complying with Federal and State legislation. These include:

  • Public Law 99-949
  • Superfund Amendment and Re-authorization Act of 1986 (SARA)
  • Alabama Executive Order No. 4, which established a State Emergency Response Commission in Alabama (SERC)

What We Do

Under the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to Know Act (EPCRA), the Shelby County LEPC is the focal point for chemical emergency response planning and implementation in Shelby County. The LEPC's key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting local governments in developing hazardous materials emergency response plans
  • Evaluating the county's need for resources to respond to hazardous materials emergencies
  • Processing requests from the public for information on hazardous materials in the county

Local Emergency Planning Committees are required to receive the annual Tier Two (Chemical Inventory) Reports from facilities in their jurisdictions. The LEPC use this information to perform hazard assessments for the county. The LEPC must also provide information from these reports to the public, upon request.

Who Participates In an LEPC

Each LEPC must include, at a minimum, representatives from these groups and organizations: 

  • Broadcast and print news media
  • Business and Industry - owners and operators of facilities subject to the reporting requirements of EPCRA
  • Community groups and organizations
  • Elected local officials
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire
  • First aid
  • Health
  • Hospital and transportation personnel
  • Law enforcement
  • Local environmental

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 

Most Recent Agenda | View All

Minutes are also available following approval. 

Most Recent MinutesView All