The Oswego County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was established in 1987 as required by the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, a provision of SARA Title III. It serves as a focal point in the community for information and discussions about hazardous substances, emergency planning, and health and environmental risks.
The mission of the Oswego County LEPC is to facilitate preparedness for hazardous materials emergencies through planning, training, and information exchange.
To achieve this, the LEPC has developed and continually reviews and updates a SARA Title III Plan, as well as the Oswego County Hazardous Materials Incident Response Plan, an annex to the Oswego County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. These plans provide basic guidelines and responsibilities for response to hazardous materials incidents in Oswego County.
The LEPC also informs and educates its members, regulated facilities, and the public about regulatory and preparedness issues. Active subcommittees work on reviewing and revising emergency preparedness plans; providing training and exercises for emergency responders for hazardous materials incidents; and ensuring compliance with the requirements of SARA Title III.
As part of its mission, the LEPC supports the the Oswego County Hazardous Materials Team.
Membership of the Oswego County LEPC includes public and private sector representatives from local, state and federal emergency response agencies, numerous local and regional industries, and other community partners.
The Oswego County LEPC meets quarterly, often at the Oswego County Emergency Management office in the Oswego County Branch Office Building in Fulton.
More information is available by contacting the Oswego County Emergency Management Office at 315-591-9150.
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