Local Emergency Planning Committee's

Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) must develop an emergency response plan, review the plan at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by LEPCs with stakeholder participation. There is one LEPC for each of the more than 3,000 designated local emergency planning districts. The LEPC membership must include (at a minimum):
  • Elected state and local officials
  • Police, fire, civil defense, and public health professionals
  • Environment, transportation, and hospital officials
  • Facility representatives
  • Representatives from community groups and the media


Contact:  Melissa D. Cross
West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
SERC Coordinator/SARA Title III Program Manager
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.,
Building 1 Room EB80
Charleston, WV 25305