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Tyler Counties Local Emergency Planning Committee or LEPC, is a voluntary organization that is established in an Emergency Planning District designated by the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).

Both SERC and LEPCs were established to meet the requirements of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act or (EPCRA), also known as the Superfund Amendments and Re-authorization Act (SARA), Title III) for emergency response planning.

The LEPCs use  information from Tier II reports to perform hazard assessments for their communities.  In addition, the LEPCs must make information from these reports available to the public, upon request. Under EPCRA and the Texas Community Right-to-Know Act, LEPCs may also request additional hazardous chemical information from facilities for emergency planning purposes.

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Nick Toparcean

Betty Zimmerman