January Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Meeting
The Salt Lake City Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) shares information regarding the storage, use, and transportation of hazardous materials in the City. This shared information allows members of private sector businesses and governmental entities to develop responses to emergency situations and mitigate their effects.
Our economy relies on businesses, and businesses to one degree or another rely on the use of hazardous materials to accomplish their work. Whether those chemicals or materials are the fuel that powers the farm tractor, or acids and solvents that etch silicon wafers in the development of semiconductor chips, hazardous materials are in use in the community.
Past incidents involving hazardous materials, which severely disrupted communities and threatened life and health, caused Congress to adopt laws to provide for better planning in the event of a hazardous materials incident. The Community Right-to-Know Act drove the creation of the State Emergency Response Commission and Local Emergency Planning Committees across the country. By knowing what hazardous materials are present in the community, members can make more informed decisions as they plan for instances where hazardous materials are spilled, leaked, or intentionally released in a way that could pose a threat to the health and safety.
January's Salt Lake City LEPC quarterly meeting will be held on January 16th, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, at the Horizonte Instruction & Training Center in the lecture hall, 1234 S Main Street.
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Salt Lake City Local Emergency Planning Committee
C/O SLC Fire Prevention Bureau
315 E 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111