Local Emergency Planning Committee

Portage County Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, or EPCRA, was passed as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) on October 17, 1986. Shortly after, ORC 3750 was established to assist local communities with emergency planning for hazardous materials incidents at fixed facilties.

These laws were established to better prepare citizens with knowledge of facilities that have extremely hazardous substances (EHS) and or hazardous materials over threshold quantities in their communities. Chemical Incidents have accounted for numerous lost lives in events like Bhopal, India to numerous more in the United States.

The Portage County Local Emergency Planning Committee coordinates with industry, local fire departments, Ohio EPA and the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) to draft plans and procedures for a chemical emergency at local hazardous substance facilities. The LEPC exercises these plans annually and revises plans accordingly.

Current Chairman: Matt Mohler, Delta Systems Health & Safety, LEPC Emergency Response Coordinator: Ryan Shackelford, EMA Director, LEPC Information Coordinator: Patricia Corley, Emergency Management Administrative Specialist

Tier II submit software for industry: http://epa.ohio.gov/dapc/serc.aspx#122453391-electronic-reporting

SERC Manual for reporting facilties: http://epa.ohio.gov/Portals/27/serc/SERC_Manual.pdf

LEPC Spills Reporting Line: 330-296-0222

For questions please contact the Emergency Management office at 330-297-3609

-Public Record Requests-  Please note that each county department maintains separate and distinct recordkeeping systems in response to FOIA requests. For records related to LEPC and EMA, please email [email protected]


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