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An individual interested in serving on the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) may submit a
membership application at any time. Applications submitted less than ten (10) days prior to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting are normally considered at the following quarterly meeting. All applications must be sent to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Coordinator at: 

Pinal County Local Emergency Planning Committee
c/o Pinal County Office of Emergency Management
P.O. Box 727
Florence, AZ 85132

PCEmergMgmt@pinalcountyaz.gov

 

Membership

By federal and state law, each Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) must include, at a minimum, representatives from each of the following groups:

  • Group I: Elected state and local officials.
  • Group II: Law enforcement, civil defense, fire fighting, first aid, health, local environmental, hospital and transportation personnel.
  • Group III: Broadcast and print media. These entities are needed to get the word out about a release or for providing a channel for public education about Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) and their goals.
  • Group IV: Community groups. Community groups, especially environmental activists and advocates, can raise issues and be very effective in representing the public concerns about chemical risks and hazards. It is a good idea to look for participation from community groups that are active in Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) issues. The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) can help channel their energy and concerns into useful suggestions and honest work. By inviting these gropus to the table, Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) will find it far easier to achieve the intent of Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
  • Group V: Owners and operators of facilities subject to the requirements of Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).

The purpose of the diversity of stakeholders is to get a full handle on the complex job assigned to a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and each point of view and expertise lends more substance to the planning effort. Each area of interest and expertise represented on the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) membership adds to the depth of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) effort.

Processing an Application:

The process of membership includes consideration and a formal motion of nomination at a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting. Whether by acceptance or denial by the Local Emergency Planning Committee(LEPC), the application is forwarded to Arizona State Emergency Response Commission (AZSERC) for acceptance or denial at their next scheduled meeting.
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Emergency Management

Physical Address:
31 N. Pinal Street
Building F
Florence, AZ 85132

Postal Address:
Pinal County
Public Works
Emergency
Management
P.O. Box 727
Florence, AZ 85132

Phone:
520.509.3555
Toll Free:
888.431.1311
Fax:
520.866.6856
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