LEPC

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About the LEPC

Since 1986, every community has been required by the Federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) to have a locally operated organization for developing hazardous materials response plans. The section that covers this is Title III, also known as the Emergency Preparedness and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA).  These non-profit organizations are known as Local Emergency Preparedness Committees (LEPCs). LEPCs are tasked with providing support for first responder hazardous materials educations, community awareness, and disaster preparedness. They are made up of local businesses and companies that work with chemicals. For more information on the LEPC program, follow the links below.

 

For the Environmental Protection Agency page on LEPCs – CLICK HERE

 

For the Wikipedia page on LEPCs – CLICK HERE.

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Wally Wise Guy

Wally Wise Guy is a LEPC creation. Wally is a helpful turtle mascot that teaches children how to respond to a chemical emergency. Why a turtle? Because turtles are great at sheltering in place which is what you should do in a chemical emergency!

 

Tier II Reports

All Tier II reporters in Tuscaloosa County are required to file their annual reports electronically. Please send in your Tier II reports by emailing a .t2s file to [email protected]CLICK HERE for Tier II reporting instructions. 

 

LEPC Questionnaire

All facilities who report an EHS (Extremely Hazardous Substance) on their Tier II are also required to fill out the LEPC Questionnaire. A link to the questionnaire can be found here – CLICK HERE   This questionnaire is required to be turned into the LEPC for review.  Forms are stored in a secure area at the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency. You may also include a copy of your emergency plan if desired (please mail or email to [email protected]).

 

The LEPC Questionnaire is essential for the review of the hazards in Tuscaloosa County by the LEPC Hazard Analysis Committee.  The evaluation helps determine needs such as training, personal, and response coordination for the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Officials.

 

Once the questionnaire is complete it can be submitted to LEPC by mail (714 Greensboro Avenue, Suite G78, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401), email ([email protected]), or fax (205-349-0198).