Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Chief Scott Ehlers, Chairman
James “JJ” Johnston, Vice-Chair
John Meyer, Coordinator
- Next LEPC Meeting: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the offices of the TBRPC 4000 Gateway Centre Blvd Ste. 100 Pinellas Park, Florida 33782
- The Facilities Disaster Planning Subcommittee of the Tampa Bay LEPC (District VIII) has developed an All-Hazards Guide for Businesses: Planning for Risks. This downloadable PDF Resource Manual is designed to assist businesses with the development of more thorough Disaster Plans by identifying data and resources associated with a variety of man-made and natural hazards. Click here to download the All Hazards Guide for Businesses. Click here to download.
- The 2018 EPCRA How-To-Comply / E-Plan Filing Instructions Workshops were held on February 5th & 6th. Click here to download the Presentation (PDF)
- Capt. Frank DeFrancesco of Hernando County Fire Rescue was named the recipient of the 2017 Thomas Yatabe Award for the Tampa Bay LEPC. Lt. Neil Kummerer of the St. Petersburg Fire Department received a Certificate of Appreciation. Read more about these award recipients by clicking here.
The Tampa Bay Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), is charged with facilitating regional hazardous materials emergency response and compliance with hazardous materials reporting laws.
Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), also known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), requires public and private facilities that use, produce or store extremely hazardous substances or hazardous chemicals, to report their inventories on an annual basis.
The Tampa Bay Regional Council serves as the public access repository for the reports filed under Sections 311/312 of EPCRA in the Tampa BayLEPC area which includes Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. This information is used to compile local and regional hazardous materials emergency response plans which are put into action in the event of a chemical emergency. The plans are updated regularly as more facilities come into compliance or as inventories change. Information under Sections 311/312 of EPCRA is also available to the public by calling John Meyer, Tampa Bay LEPC Coordinator at (727) 570-5151, Ext. 29.