Northumberland County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was
established in accordance with the provisions of the federal Title III,
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 SARA Title III,
commonly known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to Know Act
of 1986 (EPCRA). The Committee was established to implement the
provisions of this law within Northumberland County, and subsequently,
to carry out the duties specified for Pennsylvania LEPC's in Section 203
of the Pennsylvania Hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Response
Act, Act 165 of 1990.
The Northumberland County LEPC is made up of
individuals, representing the County's emergency and health services
community, County’s industry, elected officials and the County Emergency
Management Coordinator. This committee meets quarterly as you can see
the dates below.
January 24, 2011
April 25, 2011
July 25, 2011
October 24, 2011
January 30, 2012
meetings will be held at 4:00 p.m.at the
Department of Public Safety,
911 Greenough Street, Suite 2,
Sunbury, Pa 17801
What Does the
Northumberland County LEPC do?
The primary duties are:
Prepare and coordinate a chemical emergency response plan for all
facilities in the County where extremely hazardous substances are
present in quantities above a threshold level, as required by SARA Title
III, Section 303.
Collect and maintain SARA Section 312 hazardous chemical inventory
reports (Tier II reports) for facilities required to submit such
Receive information about reportable accidental chemical releases and
ensure that emergency response plans are followed by the responsible
facility when responding to such releases.
Assist the County in the preparation of a Hazardous Material Emergency
Response Preparedness Assessment.
Collect and deposit into the County Hazardous Material Emergency
Response Account all fees and funds received in accordance with the
provisions of Northumberland County Ordinance Provide outreach and
education to municipalities and the community concerning hazardous
materials within the community.
The minimum composition of all LEPC's in Pennsylvania is prescribed in
Section 203 of the Pennsylvania Hazardous Material Emergency Planning
and Response Act, Act 165 of 1990. . Candidates for membership on the
Committee are recommended to the County Executive for submission to the
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council, which appoints the members.
Anyone interested in joining the LEPC should contact the Coordinator at