Local Emergency Planning Committee (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.

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Interested in becoming a member of the Boulder County LEPC? Email LEPC chair Patrick Van Horne at pvanhorne@bouldercounty.org.

Facility tour of the City of Boulder’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (October 2016).

2018 Meeting Schedule

Thursday, January 18

Thursday, March 8

Thursday, May 10

Thursday, July 12

Thursday, September 13

Thursday, November 8

*All LEPC meetings will be held at the Boulder Emergency Operations Center (3280 Airport Rd, Boulder) from 1:00-2:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

News & Updates

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 2017.

***To update facility Tier II contact information, please send an email to su.oc1548334741.etat1548334741s@tim1548334741busii1548334741reitt1548334741ide.e1548334741hpdc1548334741 with the new information, while cc’ing the LEPC (gro.y1548334741tnuoc1548334741redlu1548334741ob@CP1548334741EL1548334741) and your local fire department that has your facility in their jurisdiction***

Facility tour of Circle Graphics in Longmont (July 2017).

Online Resources

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

EPCRA Requirements

EPA Region 8 Support

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)