Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Elbert County is a community-based organization focused on emergency preparedness and response. Comprising representatives from various sectors such as government, public safety, health, environment, and industry, the Elbert County LEPC collaborates to develop and implement emergency plans.

Their primary goal is to enhance the county's ability to respond effectively to emergencies, including natural disasters, industrial accidents, and other hazardous incidents. The committee assesses local risks, facilitates communication and coordination among relevant stakeholders, and promotes community awareness and education regarding emergency preparedness.

Regular meetings and training exercises ensure that members are well-prepared to handle a range of potential emergencies. By fostering a proactive and collaborative approach, the Elbert County LEPC plays a crucial role in safeguarding the community and minimizing the impact of disasters.

Tier II Reporting 

Submit Tier II Reports directly to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE)

Note: Elbert County LEPC and local fire department/districts do not require a separate copy.

In Colorado, the responsible and transparent handling of Tier II hazardous materials is a paramount concern. As mandated, reporting these materials to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) ensures that comprehensive information is available to safeguard public health, the environment, and emergency response preparedness. This regulatory measure not only underscores a commitment to safety but also fosters a proactive approach in managing and mitigating potential risks associated with the presence of hazardous materials.

For Elbert County, the LEPC and the local fire departments/districts do not have their own reporting requirements. Please submit your Tier II Submittal data to the CDPHE. For instructions, please refer to the following CDPHE "link"

Additional questions, please reach out to Elbert County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM).

Chemical Spill Reporting 

The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III requires facilities to report releases from fixed facilities. Use the links below to report releases and spills:

National Response Center (NRC) 

Colorado Emergency Planning Commission (CEPC) represented by the CDPHE

Contact Us about Oil Spill Prevention and Preparedness Regulations | US EPA

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) is a vital U.S. environmental law designed to enhance community safety and awareness. Enacted in 1986, EPCRA mandates that facilities storing or using hazardous chemicals must report details of these substances to local and state emergency responders, as well as to the public. This information empowers communities to develop effective emergency response plans and enables citizens to make informed decisions about their safety. Essentially, EPCRA promotes transparency, collaboration, and preparedness in addressing potential hazards, contributing to a safer and more informed society.

Visit: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) | US EPA for more information. 

LEPC Conference & Meetings 

More information and dates coming soon! Elbert County’s LEPC will host bi-annual meetings.