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IDHS > About IDHS > Boards & Commissions > Indiana Emergency Response Commission > Facts about LEPC Facts about LEPC

Facts About the Local Emergency Planning Committee

Fact #1:

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) reports directly to their LEPC chairperson and the Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC).The LEPC is a state agency.

Fact #2:

The County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director reports to the County Emergency Management Advisory Council and the chief elected county official (i.e., president, county commissioners).The county EMA is a county agency.

Fact #3:

The LEPC Emergency Plan must contain the nine listedplanning elements as required under federal and state law.

Fact #4:

The county EMA director must have an emergency operations plan (EOP) and maintain it annually as required under state law and, if one exists, local ordinance.

Fact #5:

The LEPC emergency plan shall be an appendix to the hazard specific annex in a county EMA's EOP.

Fact #6:

The EOP with the LEPC emergency plan hazard specific appendix shall be provided to the IERC as a compliance document.

For more information, contact:

Ian Ewusi-Wilson
IERC/LEPC Field Coordinator
(317) 695-2119