Okanogan County Local Emergency Planning Committee

Okanogan County has formed the Okanogan County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).  This allows the many agencies which function in both counties to only have to interact with only one LEPC.

The LEPC was formed to meet the requirements set forth by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, also know as SARA Title III.  This lays out several mandates, such as formation of a Local Emergency Planning Committee and a Hazardous Materials Response Plan.  The Okanogan County LEPC has their plan in place and continues to review and update the plan as outlined in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 118-40.

The Okanogan County LEPC maintains at least one representative from each of the following disciplines in the LEPC:

  • (a) State and local officials

  • (b) Law enforcement

  • (c) Emergency management

  • (d) Firefighting

  • (e) First aid

  • (f) Health profession

  • (g) Local environmental

  • (h) Hospital

  • (i) Transportation personnel

  • (j) Broadcast and print media

  • (k) Community groups

  • (l) Owners and operators of facilities subject to the requirements of Section 302(b) of EPCRA.

Additional information on EPCRA is available at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/epcra.

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If you would like more information about the Okanogan County LEPC, please contact Okanogan County Emergency Management at (509) 422-7206.