Bell County LEPC Committee

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Committees

Right-to-Know Committee
This Committee shall be responsible for the formulation of all policies and procedures concerning the public's right-to-know program, the formulation of all chemical release reporting procedures, the establishment of trade secret protection procedures, and the formulation of all record-keeping and information dissemination procedures for the LEPC.



Public Education and Information Committee
This Committee shall be responsible for the development of a public alert and notification program, public relations with affected communities and the public at large, all publicity of the LEPC, and the development of a public education and information program.



Hazardous Materials Facilities Liaison Committee
This committee shall be responsible for procedures for identification and communications with affected facilities.  This committee shall work with the Emergency Response and Resource Committee with affected facilities to develop and test a hazardous substance emergency response plan for the planning district as required by law.



Emergency Response and Resource Committee
This committee will work with the Hazardous Materials Facilities Liaison Committee and with existing emergency response organizations in jurisdictions within the planning district to develop and test a hazardous substance emergency response plan for the planning district as required by law.  This committee shall review existing Federal, State, and Local plans for the purpose of coordination with the LEPC planning process.



Membership Committee

This committee shall be responsible for reviewing and tracking LEPC membership by category for compliance with State requirements; maintaining a database of members with organizational affiliation, addresses, phone/fax numbers, email addresses, membership category, etc., for ease in reporting and for contacting members; soliciting volunteers to fill vacancies in categories of membership; providing and archiving sign-in sheets for members from each meeting of the LEPC; reporting changes in membership as required to the State Emergency Response Commission, encouraging active participation by members of each category, with special outreach to the community's commercial business and industrial facilities.