What is the Ellis County LEPC?

Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), counties in Texas must have a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

Major legal responsibilities for the LEPC are from Public Law 99-499. 

  • The LEPC is designed to assist local government in developing hazardous materials plans.
  • The LEPC is the link between local citizens, industry, and government.
  • The LEPC is the point of contact for the public to obtain information on locations, types, and hazards associated with chemicals in their community.