The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a County Board established under Ohio Revised Code 3750. The functions of the LEPC office are coordinated by the Washington County Emergency Management Agency. With the cooperation of local industries, each hazardous material that poses a possible threat to the county is identified and the maximum hazard is analyzed.
Hazardous materials emergency preparedness planning includes identification of all possible chemical hazards at the various facilities and the transport of chemicals by road, rail, river, or pipeline within the county. The capabilities and limitations of various emergency response agencies and organization in personnel, equipment, and training are also evaluated. Responsibilities and procedures for agencies and organizations were developed and written into the Washington County Hazardous Materials Plan (PDF). The plan is reviewed yearly.
The goal of LEPC is to save lives and protect property by developing programs and procedures for emergency operation capabilities that mitigate the effects of, prepare for, respond to, and recover from planned or unplanned chemical releases.
LEPC meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm in the Emergency Operations Center, 204 Davis Avenue, Suite C, Marietta, OH 45750.