Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is the coordination and oversight body for hazardous materials located in Pierce County. It is composed of a wide range of community representatives, including those from industry, government, environmental groups, media and first responders, among others. The Committee's mandate, by Federal legislation, is to carry out the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This was part of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986.

The LEPC is tasked with developing local hazardous materials response plans. This includes identifying resources and response capabilities, conducting needs assessments of emergency response personnel and equipment and establishing memorandums of understanding with other agencies regarding hazardous materials incidents.

In addition, the LEPC is the repository of the information reported to them from those companies required to submit information under the requirements of EPCRA. The LEPC must also establish procedures for receiving and processing requests from the general public for information about industries' hazardous materials.


Two exciting events are just around the corner in 2018!

Join the April 10 LEPC meeting for some great information about the FBI WMD Program. Our guest speaker will provide us an overview of WMD statutes, the threat spectrum, some WMD materials and case studies, and FBI WMD response. The meeting will be held at the Fabulich Center in Tacoma at 1:30pm.

June 6-8 is the Washington State LEPC Conference open to all! 2018’s conference will be held at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton. This is a great opportunity to engage with other LEPC members from all over the state and learn about ways to enhance response and community connections and capabilities. Stay tuned for more information!

Tier II Reporting

The Pierce County Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC), in accordance with the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) or SARA Title III Section 312, requires completion of a
Tier II - Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory report by all facilities in Pierce County which have reportable quantities of chemicals.

Reports must be submitted by March 1 each year and can be submitted to the LEPC at 


Reports should also be submitted to the Washington State Department of Ecology as well as your local fire district.

2018 Meeting Dates and Location

Mark your calendars, the 2018 LEPC meeting dates and location have been set! Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each quarter from 1:30pm to 3:30pm:
January 9, 2018 
April 10, 2018
July 10, 2018
October 9, 2018

All meetings are held at the Fabulich Center at 3600 Port of Tacoma Road, Tacoma, WA 98424.

2018 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

January 9, 2018 Agenda and Presentation

2017 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

January 10, 2017 Agenda and Minutes

April 11, 2017 Agenda and Minutes

July 11, 2017 Agenda and Minutes

October 10, 2017 Agenda and Minutes

Training for LEPC Committee Members

Course Title

Open Public Meetings Training requirement: Every member of a governing body of a public agency must complete training requirements on the OPMA within 90 days of assuming office or taking the oath of office, and at intervals of no more than four years as long as they remain in office.
Training PPT for members of LEPC This training Power Point is for members of the LEPC to study key components of the EPCRA. Frequency is as stated above.