Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC)

The Boulder County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) works with the community to identify industrial hazardous materials and keep the community informed of the potential risk. All companies that have certain types and quantities of hazardous chemicals must report annually to the LEPC. If the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires your company to keep a Safety Data Sheet (SDS, formerly Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS) on file for any chemicals stored or used in the workplace, and the chemical(s) is stored in quantities equal to or greatest than the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) for that chemical, then you must report it. The public is encouraged to participate in the process. For more information about the Boulder County LEPC, contact the Boulder Office of Emergency Management at (303) 441-3390.

LEPC (2)

Interested in becoming a member of the Boulder County LEPC? Email LEPC chair Justin Bukartek at gro.y1462035222tnuoc1462035222redlu1462035222ob@CP1462035222EL1462035222.

2016 Meeting Schedule

*All meetings will be held from 1-3pm at the Boulder EOC (3280 Airport Rd, Boulder) unless annotated

January 14

February 11

March 17

April 14

June 9th

July 14  *Meeting will be held in conjunction with a tour of the National Institute of Standards and Technology facility. Meeting RSVP required for security purposes!

August 11

September 8

October 13

November 10

News & Updates

The EPA will be providing a FREE 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher course on Tuesday, May 17th in Boulder! If you are interested in attending, please contact the Boulder Office of Emergency Management at (303) 441-3390 to RSVP.

There have been some changes made at the state level regarding Tier II reporting. Boulder County LEPC is continuing to request your Tier II data, site map, and facility profile for 2015.

***To update facility Tier II contact information, please send an email to su.oc1462035222.etat1462035222s@tim1462035222busii1462035222reitt1462035222ide.e1462035222hpdc1462035222 with the new information, while cc’ing the LEPC (gro.y1462035222tnuoc1462035222redlu1462035222ob@CP1462035222EL1462035222) and your local fire department that has your facility in their jurisdiction***

Online Resources

Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA)

EPCRA Requirements

EPA EPCRA Regional Contacts

National Response Team (NRT) Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Guidance

Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment

Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO)

FREE CAMEO training is available in Region 8. For more information, contact Barb Nisley at 303-312-6558.

There are online classes available through the University of California at Davis Extension and classes at Louisiana State University, National Center for Biomedical Research. These classes may have fees associated. To learn more, click HERE

 

Resource Documents

FileDate addedFile sizeDownloads
pdf Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention DocumentsAugust 6, 2015 10:38 am 6 MB 568
pdf National Response Team (NRT) Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning GuidanceAugust 6, 2015 11:17 am 1 MB 929
pdf 2015-16 HMEP Grant InformationAugust 6, 2015 11:24 am 66 kB 362
pdf EPCRA Fact SheetJanuary 15, 2016 3:47 pm 270 kB 161
pdf Boulder County LEPC Excellence Program (2016)December 31, 2015 9:27 am 50 kB 168
pdf Public Request of Tier II ReportingApril 12, 2016 11:27 am 185 kB 19