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Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), an LEPC is the focal point for chemical emergency response planning and implementation in a community. The LEPC's key responsibilities are:
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The LEPC serves as the link between citizens, industry, and government in emergency planning and preparedness for the community. Members participate in exercises, training, seminars and other special projects with other in the community to build team efforts.
The Grant County LEPC is comprised of dedicated volunteers, from city, county, and state government representatives, local industry and organizations, medical, school districts, universities, emergency response personnel, and concerned citizens.
The Grant County LEPC promotes emergency planning, preparedness, and public awareness to protect the community from the potential impact of natural or technological hazards of hazardous chemicals and substances, and related disasters.
The Grant County LEPC meets the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm at Western New Mexico University. The meeting can be viewed virtually via Zoom at the following link https://wnmu.zoom.us/j/89606863352