Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Alexandria Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) reviews and advises on the City's emergency plans, including those aimed at addressing extremely hazardous substances (EHSs) that have been specified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1987 (EPCRA).
The LEPC receives annual Hazardous Chemical Inventory reports (aka Tier II reports) from facilities that have certain quantities of hazardous chemicals (as defined by EPA) on site. In 2014, 24 facilities in the City of Alexandria submitted Hazardous Chemical Inventory reports for substances that were present during calendar year 2013. The only EHS present above a threshold quantity at any of the reporting facilities is sulfuric acid (almost exclusively contained within batteries). The most commonly reported substances are various petroleum products. Hazardous Chemical Inventory reports are available for public review at the Alexandria Office of Emergency Management.
The LEPC meets quarterly at the call of the Chair, and all meetings are open to the public. The next LEPC meeting will be in person and will take place 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at City Hall, 301 King St., in the Sister Cities Room 1101.
For additional information, please contact Deputy Emergency Manager Curicè Paulüs, at (703) 746-5296.
Membership & Term of Service
- Two elected state and local officials
- Two representatives from law enforcement and fire department personnel
- Two representatives of broadcast and print media
- Two representatives of community groups
- Two owners and operators of facilities subject to the federal emergency planning requirements of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) Title III
Term of Service:
- 2-year term
Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management, based in the Alexandria Fire Department, provides emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery services to the residents of the City of Alexandria.