Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) were established by the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986. This legislation requires local planning by businesses and response agencies whenever hazardous materials are involved.

The purpose of the LEPC is to encourage and support hazardous materials emergency planning efforts at the state and local levels and to provide the public and local governments with information concerning potential chemical hazards present in their communities.

Any business which uses, manufactures, stores or transports hazardous materials is required to have procedures for safe handling of these materials as well as emergency response procedures. Fire departments and other response agencies are also required to have procedures for hazardous materials spills.​

By law, the LEPC must have at least one representative from each of the following categories:

  • State and Local Officials
  • Local Environmental Group
  • Law Enforcement
  • Hospitals
  • Local Government
  • County Government
  • Transportation
  • Fire Service
  • Broadcast and Print Media
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Community Groups
  • Health Department
  • Owners and Operators of facilities subject to Section 620.50 of the State of Illinois EPCRA Rule 

The Madison County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets on a regular basis throughout the year at different locations.  For the schedule of meetings contact Madison County EMA

 If you feel you would like to be a part of the LEPC, send an email to ema@madisoncountyil.gov.

LEPC Committee
Meetings and Agendas

February 21 - Notice of Annual Meeting Agenda Minutes

February 15 Agenda Minutes
May 10 Agenda Minutes
August 22 - Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
November 3 Agenda Minutes

2022 / 2021
August 3, 2022 Agenda Minutes
November 8, 2022 Agenda Minutes
June 23, 2021 Agenda Minutes