LEPC Goals

Objective:  Implement an All Hazards approach to Emergency Management in an ongoing manner through community partners (industrial and public) and the consideration of grant funding.

  1. Continue to assess, plan, and train for all hazards response.
  2. Explore After Action Reports for hazardous materials responses.
  3. Encourage industry partners to share best practices with the LEPC, coordinate a presentation calendar.
  4. Approve a grant concept and prepare for grant submission.
  5. Recruit committee members, train and keep members active on relevant tasks.

Objective:  Maintain Tier II chemical inventory data through MSDS collections and enforcement of Tier II reporting requirements.

  1. Mail letters/notifications reminding submitters of requirement for electronic submission using approved Tier II software.
  2. Distribute information describing LEPC function and roles to Tier II reporters to solicit participation in LEPC.
  3. Create a policy on handling public requests for MSDS information, Tier II information, and trade secrets.

Objective:  Assess the accuracy of collected Tier II reporting data and use the data to identify hazards/ vulnerabilities.

  1. Coordinate and distribute available information to local responders including hazmat teams.
  2. Research options for GIS integration.

Objective:  Plan for the prevention, mitigation, communications, education, training, and public warnings in all hazard situations that affect Bell County.

  1. Training areas will include exercises, EOC operations, Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), and presentations to the public and other agencies.
  2. Develop, enhance, and coordinate public warning systems including reverse 9-1-1.
  3. Partner with AgriLife Extension, American Red Cross, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), etc. to educate the public on services such as 2-1-1, shelters, and other tips/tricks.