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.


LEPC Resources

LEPC Statewide Meeting

On December 12th, 2023, the DEQ hosted a meeting for all LEPCs in Oklahoma. Here are the powerpoints used as presentations during that meeting.

LEPC Equipment Reimbursement Program
LEPC Equipment Reimbursement Program: The Oklahoma DEQ is committed to supporting LEPCs and their partnership with first-responders for the protection of public health and safety. Reimbursement grant opportunities provide training and protective equipment for hazardous waste emergency planning and response.

DEQ will not be offering an LEPC Equipment Grant funding opportunity for the current fiscal year. We remain hopeful that this funding opportunity will be brought back in FY2023.



The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is an agreement maintained between the Oklahoma DEQ and the state’s Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs). MOAs are renewed on an annual basis corresponding with the state fiscal year. LEPCs must have a current MOA on file to be eligible for DEQ grant opportunities.

  • MOA period aligns with the State Fiscal Year (July 1 – June 30)
  • Every LEPC must sign a new MOA annually and submit to DEQ
  • LEPC MOA Agreement FY2024


You may electronically submit completed MOAs to Tommy Holbrook

LEPC Payment Application
To aid LEPCs in the distribution of current Tier II data, the DEQ provides a $1,000 grant opportunity for every LEPC that has a current MOA on file each year and submits a payment application prior to the end of each fiscal year.

  • LEPC Payment Application FY2023 will be issued in March 2023 after the 2023 Tier II Reporting Period


To update your LEPC’s contact or payment information contact Tommy Holbrook

Tier II Distribution
In Oklahoma, the DEQ acts as an electronic repository for Tier II reporting statewide and then distributes this data to LEPCs. The LEPC, in turn, distributes the Tier II reports to all local fire departments within their jurisdiction.


For additional data sets or assistance contact Matt Wormus or call (405) 702-5100

LEPC Contacts


If you’d like to update your LEPC’s information contact us


Contact Us

DEQ Land Protection Division at (405) 702-5100 for assistance.