The Shelby County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a voluntary organization. It was created by Shelby County Resolution 97-04-14-12, for the purpose of complying with several legislations. These legislations include:
Under the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to Know Act (EPCRA), the Shelby County LEPC is the focal point for chemical emergency response planning and implementation in Shelby County. The LEPC's key responsibilities include:
Local Emergency Planning Committees are required to receive the annual Tier Two (Chemical Inventory) Reports from facilities in their jurisdictions. The LEPC use this information to perform hazard assessments for the county. The LEPC must also provide information from these reports to the public, upon request.
Each LEPC must include, at a minimum, representatives from these groups and organizations: