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Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know-Act (EPCRA), LEPC's must develop an Emergency Response Plan, review the plan annually and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by LEPC's with stakeholder participation. In addition to chemical hazard planning requirements, the Worcester LEPC also focuses on all-hazards planning to include both natural and man-made disasters.

The LEPC membership includes representatives from the following organizations:

  • Community Groups
  • Emergency Management
  • EMS
  • Environmental
  • Facilities
  • Fire
  • Hospitals
  • Local Officials
  • Media
  • Police
  • Public Health
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Meetings, Agendas & Minutes

The Worcester LEPC meets every other month for a total of six meetings per year.

Date/Time of Next Meeting: TBA

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Tier II Reporting Information

Facilities located in the City of Worcester and covered by the EPCRA reporting requirement must submit Tier II reports to the Worcester LEPC, Worcester Fire Department and the State Emergency Response Commission by March 1 each year. For more information regarding reporting requirements and thresholds, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/epcra/epcra-sections-311-312.

The Worcester LEPC and Fire Department request that tier II reports be sent in .t2s format to: WFDTierIIReportingEmailList@worcesterma.gov. This inbox is monitored by both the LEPC and Fire Department and upon confirmation of receipt, will satisfy your reporting requirement for the current year. Please be sure to include your facility's site plans with your annual submittal.

Resources

Contact Information

Local Emergency Planning Committee
2 Coppage Drive
Worcester, MA 01603

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-1840
Fax: 508-799-1389
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