Local Emergency Planning Committee

NM-Emergency-ManagementA Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a voluntary organization established to meet the requirements of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA Title III), for emergency response planning. EPCRA contains four major provisions:

  • Planning for chemical emergency
  • Emergency notification of chemical accidents and releases
  • Reporting of hazardous chemical inventories (Tier Two Reports)
  • Toxic chemical release reporting
  • Although these are the minimum requirements, the DAC LEPC has chosen to take a multi-objective planning approach.

Grant County - All-Hazard Emergency Operations Plan

Grant County has numerous planning documents that are intended to assist in the preparation for and planning of natural and manmade disasters that are prevalent in Grant County. Those plans include:

  • All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan (AHEOP)
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)


Numerous training courses are provided annually by the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Federal Emergency Agency-Emergency Management Institute (FEMA-EMI), Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), and Louisiana State University (LSU) for individuals wishing to enhance their knowledge skills and abilities in emergency management.

Sign up for training.