Local Emergency Planning Committee

Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Cabarrus Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) conducts planning meetings and manages information about hazardous chemicals manufactured, stored and transported within the county to assist in the protection of its citizens.

No business or organization is immune to emergencies. If your business needs to learn more about planning for and surviving emergency situations, join the Cabarrus County LEPC. This committee is comprised of local business representatives and municipal and county emergency responders created to learn from each other and provide resources to:

  • Handle on-site emergencies or chemical releases
  • Effectively coordinate with local response emergency agencies
  • Coordinate response to multi-agency incidents
  • Initiate and continue emergency response planning
  • Understand OSHA standards

Short-Term And Long-Term Objectives

  • County response development
  • Site specific response plans (EHS facilities), collect and review
  • Dispense public information as required by Community Right-to-Know regulations, LEPC meeting notices, education on how public can/should protect themselves (shelter-in-place education)
  • Ensure maintenance of emergency response list

2020 Officers

  • Chairperson: Andy Yoos, City of Kannapolis
  • Vice Chairperson: Dick Lewis, American Red Cross
  • Secretary: Dawn Gustafson, Cabarrus County Emergency Management

2020 Meeting Schedule

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 3 pm
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 3 pm
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 3 pm
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 3 pm

Meeting Locations

All meetings are open to the public and held at various LEPC member locations for 2020. Call 704-920-2143 for more information on meeting locations.

Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

On October 17, 1986, in response to a growing concern for safety around chemical facilities, Congress enacted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).

The Act has had a far-reaching influence on issues relating to hazardous materials. EPCRA is the federal law that gives citizens the Right-to-Know about chemicals stored in our communities and the risks they pose.​​​​

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