Director: Douglas J. ten Hoopen
Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
What is the LEPC?
The LEPC is a committee mandated by Title III of the Superfund Amendments
and Reauthorization Act of 1986. It is compromised of representatives
from industry, government, environmental groups and others. The LECP receives
information each year from businesses storing and/or using hazardous materials
in excess of the thresholds established by the Environmental
Protection Agency. These businesses must report this information to
the LEPC, their local fire department and to the Washington State Department
Who does the emergency
Any business which uses, manufactures, stores or transports hazardous
materials is required to have procedures for the safe handling of these
materials as well as emergency response procedures.
Fire departments and
other response agencies are also required to have procedures in place
for hazardous materials spills.
Hazardous Materials are classified into 9 major classes:
Class 1: Explosives
Class 2: Gases
Class 3: Flammable Liquids
Class 4: Flammable Solids
Class 5: Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides
Class 6: Toxic Materials and Infectious Substances
Class 7: Radioactive Materials
Class 8: Corrosive Materials
Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods
The Skagit LEPC has set up a Community
Right to Know Program which incorporates the chemicals reported to
the LEPC by local businesses.
For More Information
on the Skagit LEPC
Contact DEM at the Skagit County
Department of Emergency Management.