Local Emergency Planning
EPCRA Section 301-303: Emergency Response Planning
- States are granted the authority to coordinate and oversee planning through the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).
- Local governments are required to prepare chemical emergency response plans and review them regularly. This is usually accomplished via Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs).
- LEPCs are made up of state and local officials, first responders, emergency personnel, as well as facility owners and operators.
- Facilities that maintain Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) above the corresponding threshold planning quantity (TPQ) are required to participate in emergency response planning.
DEQ Land Protection Division at (405) 702-5100 for assistance.