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LEPC reforms, seeks new members

 

February 6, 2020



According to federal law, every county must organize a group of people whose role is to prepare for a hazardous material spill or environmental hazard. Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Robinson is reintroducing that committee but first, he’s going to need some volunteers.

Crook County has not had a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) since around 2018.

“We’re technically out of compliance, as far as the federal government is concerned,” he says. The requirement comes from the Emergency Planning and Community-Right-to-Know Act, established in the 1980s. “That required the...



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