What is a Local Emergency Planning Committee?

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC's) were established by the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, as Title III of the Superfund Amendments & Reauthorization Act of 1986.

The Carter County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a non-profit community organization composed of police and fire emergency response personnel, industry and environmental representatives, news media, and interested citizens of Carter County.

LEPC members work together to develop plans to educate, communicate, and protect our local community in case of a hazardous materials release.


To enhance the protection of the community and environment from hazardous materials incidents through planning, preparation, and communication between citizens, business and government.