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Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The King County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) includes all of geographic King County except for the City of Seattle and the City of Kent, as well as areas covered by a Tribal Emergency Response Committee. The LEPC is responsible for developing a community Hazardous Materials Response Plan, conduct an annual plan review; collect and maintain chemical inventory forms, chemical release reports, and provide chemical inventory information to the public as requested. This whole process should improve chemical safety, protect public health, and the environment. This plan is developed by the LEPC with stakeholder participation. LEPC membership includes local government, safety and emergency response officials, environmental and transportation officials, and community groups. 

2023 LEPC Meetings are held quarterly. All upcoming meetings are at the King County Emergency Operations Center in Renton. Contact for more information.

  • Thursday, May 4 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.

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 on-line form(s) – email to
  • Scanned copies of signed form(s) – email to
  • Hard copies of signed form(s) - mail to King County LEPC, 3511 NE 2nd Street, Renton WA 98056

How to participate in the King County LEPC

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, please 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.

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