The Loudoun County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is tasked with helping to prepare for and protect the community from potential risks related to chemical emergencies. Under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, local jurisdictions are required to establish a local emergency planning committee. Loudoun County's Local Emergency Planning Committee represents the county and its seven incorporated towns. The committee is required to:
- Establish a structured process for the reporting of hazardous and toxic chemicals;
- Provide a mechanism for public access to information on the storage and use of chemicals
- Create and maintain an emergency response plan
The committee is required to ensure that its members represent the following groups:
- 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
The Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management chairs the committee. A vice chair is elected by committee members.
The LEPC meets quarterly - on the fourth Tuesday every three months - from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Meetings are held in person and virtually. The meeting dates and location are posted on the Loudoun County Government Master Calendar.
For more information about the Local Emergency Planning Committee, or to request a copy of the Community Emergency Response Plan, email the Office of Emergency Management.