The Greater Spokane LEPC is a committee required by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) that is made up of representatives from government, industry, elected officials, environmental groups and others.
To enhance the protection of the community and the environment from hazardous materials incidents through planning, preparation, and communication between citizens, businesses, and government.
Any business which uses, manufactures, stores, or transports hazardous materials is required to have procedures for safe handling of these materials as well as emergency response procedures.
In addition, businesses that use or generate certain quantities of hazardous materials, as listed on the EPA's Extremely Hazardous Substance list, must report to the LEPC and their local fire departments. For more information, please email Gerry Bozarth.
Note: fire departments and other response agencies are also required to have procedures for hazardous materials spills.
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings are held monthly at various locations. If you would like to be included in the monthly notification, please email Gerry Bozarth.