The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is the coordination and oversight body for hazardous materials located in Yakima County and falls under Yakima Valley Emergency Management. The committee's mandate, by Federal legislation, is to carry out the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986.
The LEPC is tasked with developing local hazardous materials response plans. This includes identifying resources and response capabilities, conducting needs assessments of emergency response personnel and equipment and establishing memorandums of understanding with other agencies regarding hazardous materials incidents. However, the LEPC is not limited to just hazardous materials planning. It should have an all-hazards approach that can plan for any hazard, natural or otherwise.
The LEPC works in coordination with facilities that utilize/store hazardous materials, emergency responders, and various community stakeholders to prepare hazardous material emergency plans, serve as the repository for reports filed under Title III, and work to increase awareness, understanding, and compliance with the law.
Public Request for Records
Any requests for public request of records related to chemical reporting under EPCRA should begin at the county Public Records Request process.
2403 S. 18th St. Union Gap, WA
@ 1:00-2:30 pm
(unless location specified below)
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Tier II Reporting
The Yakima County LEPC requires completion of a Tier II - Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Report by all facilities within Yakima County which have chemicals above the reporting threshold.
We prefer electronic submission (email) of the Tier II forms and do not require a hard copy mailed to our office by March 1st each year based on the maximum amount of chemicals on-site at any one time during the preceding year.
General LEPC Questions
Yakima County LEPC Coordinator
2403 South 18th St., Suite 200
Union Gap, WA 98903