What is an LEPC?
An LEPC (local emergency planning committee) is a group of representatives in your community that have an interest in hazardous materials safety. Members should include; fire department, law enforcement, health care, media, schools, industry, transportation, public health, VOAD and others. As a group they will identify potential risks your community faces from hazardous chemicals stored in and/or transported around your community. The LEPC should seek ways to help minimize the risks, prevent accidents, and assist in the development of plans to deal with a chemical emergency. Another core component of an LEPC is education. Through the LEPC the public will be able to seek out information about chemicals in their community and identify safety plans within their own families.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
ALBUQUERQUE/BERNALILLO COUNTY LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE (LEPC)
The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will hold its next meeting on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m; at the Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. The meeting will be held in the Rendering Room, east entrance, first door on your left.
This meeting is being held in conjunction with the 2017 New Mexico Homeland Security and Emergency Management Conference. A sit-down lunch, provided by the conference, will follow the meeting in a separate room. To receive lunch, all attendees must register at preparingnewmexico.org or register at the conference on the 31st. When registering at preparingnewmexico.org, only register for the lunch on the 31st, unless you wish to attend other conference events. If you do not wish to join us for lunch, there is no need to register or if you are already registered for the conference, there is no need to register again.
NEWS AND INFORMATION
Tier II Reporting
Click here for information regarding submittal of annual Tier II reports. An email with more information will be sent to the email addresses provided in your 2015 TIER II report. If you need to update those email addresses, please contact the LEPC Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for 2016 TIER II Reporting is March 1, 2017.
Contributions to the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County can be made via PayPal on the Donation page of this website or check payable to the “Albuquerque/Bernailillo County LEPC” and mailed to Albuquerque/Bernalillo County LEPC, P.O. Box 95425, Albuquerque, NM 87199.
Safety Tips for Our Citizens concerning hazardous chemicals
If you should happen upon a transportation accident involving hazardous chemicals:
- Move immediately to a safe area away from the chemical(s). (1,000 feet minimum is recommended)
- DO NOT interact with any chemical(s) at the scene.
- Call 9-1-1 to notify emergency personnel. Give them as much information as possible without exposing yourself to danger.
- Alert others and keep them away from possible danger.
- Notify emergency personnel immediately if you become exsposed to chemicals.
Household Hazardous Waste
Information on household hazardous waste collection/disposal can be found at the City of Albuquerque’s website: http://www.cabq.gov/envhealth/householdwaste.html