The LEPC supports emergency planning for chemical hazards and provides local government and the public with information about possible chemical hazards. We work together to achieve goals that help our community prepare for emergencies through education and coordinated planning. We also address citizen concerns. If you have a concern, please contact us.
Our members represent many parts of the community: government, private industry, and organizations. Our quarterly meetings are open to the public Some counties, like ours, work together as one LEPC. The State Emergency Response Commission determines how LEPC districts are divided.
The Potter & Randall County LEPC was established in 1987. In 1986, the U.S. Congress passed legislation called the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This act is also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (or SARA Title III). It requires every county in the nation to form and maintain an LEPC.
Chairperson: Gary Sefton, Happy State Bank
Vice-Chairperson: Rusty Dillon, Amarillo College
Secretary / Treasurer: Michael Powers, Tyson Fresh Meats
Information Coordinator: Alice ElyMEMBER TYPES AND COMMITTEES
|INDIVIDUAL MEMBER||ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBER||MEMBERS-AT-LARGE|
|Those persons or organizations named shall represent the various professional and community groups as designated by Title III, SARA. Members of the LEPC shall be residents of or conduct business in Potter and Randall Counties.||Specific organizations approved for membership by the LEPC as an organization. That organization shall designate a representative who shall have one vote for the organization. That vote may be presented by proxy designation.||Individuals who may provide expertise in areas of concern to the LEPC. These members shall have to vote or hold office and will not be carried on the LEPC state roster. These members will receive all mailings and information.|