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Local Emergency Planning Committee

How we are working with partners for chemical safety to protect public health and the environment.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) includes all King County except for areas with other plans including:

  • The City of Seattle
  • The City of Kent
  • Areas covered by a Tribal Emergency Response Committee

The LEPC focuses on improving chemical safety, protecting public health and the environment.

What we do

The committee is responsible for:

  • Developing a community Hazardous Materials Response Plan
  • Conducting an annual plan review
  • Collecting and maintaining chemical inventory forms
  • Chemical release reports
  • Providing chemical inventory information to the public, as requested

This plan is developed by the LEPC with stakeholder participation.

LEPC membership includes:

  • Local governments
  • Safety and emergency response officials
  • Environmental and transportation officials
  • Community groups

How to participate

King County Emergency Management will hold four LEPC meetings per year. Immediate objectives are to schedule regular meetings, build awareness of LEPC duties and responsibilities, and to fill the membership positions.

If you are interested in being part of the King County LEPC, contact Tom Sharp, Program Manager, at or 206-205-4069.

Ultimately, the goal is to save lives, reduce losses and protect the environment. Energize your local Emergency Planning Committee shares ideas on how to keep LEPCs motivated and focused.

Reporting instructions

Completed EPCRA reports (Tier II - Sections 302 & 311) may be submitted to the King County LEPC in one of the following formats:

  • Electronic copies of online forms
  • Scanned copies of signed forms
  • Hard copies of signed forms are mailed to:
    • King County LEPC
      3511 NE 2nd Street
      Renton WA 98056

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