3rd Thursday of February, May, August, and November at 9AM
411 Craven Street New Bern, NC 28560
About the Committee
The Craven-Pamlico Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is organized under the auspices of the County Board of Commissioners, and its activities are in accordance with, but not limited to, Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA).
It is an organization of industrial, governmental, and citizens member groups whose purpose is to provide a forum in which the local community and facilities can discuss issues related to hazardous substances, man-made and natural hazards, or emergencies. Additionally, the LEPC works closely with Emergency Management and all response agencies to fulfill the following tasks on an ongoing basis:
Establish procedures for reviewing and processing requests from the public for information under the Community Right-To-Know Act (Section 324) of known chemical storage and hazards in the community
Develop emergency response procedures for emergency response personnel
Develop a chemical hazard/risk analysis of the community as a whole
Identify private/public sector resources available to deal with natural and man-made emergencies
Identify private/public sector resources available to deal with hazardous material emergencies
Review Emergency Response Plans
Exercise emergency response plans and update them accordingly
Section 324 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, also known as SARA Title II (Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act of 1986, Pl99-499), requires public notice at least once annually informing the public of the means to access information about extremely hazardous substances that are manufactured, stored and used within their community.
Accordingly, access to information concerning LEPC meetings, SARA Title III hazardous materials planning, safety data sheets (SDS), and hazardous chemical inventory forms can be requested during normal business hours by contacting Emergency Services at 252-636-6608.