Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Each Wisconsin county is designated as an emergency planning district and has a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to administer the local hazardous chemical planning program under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as SARA Title III.  The membership of the LEPC includes local and state elected officials, Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, EMS, Emergency Management, and hospitals, along with representatives from transportation, broadcast and print media, community groups, and representatives of facilities subject to EPCRA/SARA Title III.

LEPCs are responsible for receiving and maintaining filings of facility submissions.  They also maintain a county-wide emergency response plan, develop and maintain facilities' off-site emergency response plans and the county's hazmat response resources and equipment, respond to public requests for information under Community Right-to-Know law, and conduct hazmat training and exercises.  Wisconsin has annual exercise requirements and the LEPC attempts to involve facilities, response agencies and other local officials in the exercises.

LEPC meeting are announced on  the counties agenda & minutes page.  

  • Meeting Dates and Times: The LEPC will meet a minimum of twice yearly on the first Thursday of the meeting month. Meeting times are normally 1:00 PM, unless otherwise noted on agenda. Special meetings of the LEPC may be called by the Chair as described below for emergencies

Agendas & Minutes

You can find agendas and meeting minutes on St. Croix County's online meeting portal.

County- Wide Emergency Response Plan

The county-wide emergency response plan includes:  

  • The county hazard analysis summary
  • A list of facilities storing hazardous materials
  • Identification of transportation routes for extremely hazardous substances (EHS)
  • Procedures for notification of releases
  • Response to releases
  • Procedures for sheltering
  • Evacuation and schedule for training and exercising.

Individual Facility Off-Site Plans

Individual facility off-site plans include:  

  • Facility name and location
  • Name of facility emergency planning coordinator with 24-hour contact phone number
  • List of primary emergency responders
  • List of resources available from/at facility
  • List of outside resources
  • Hazard analysis of the facility with a vulnerability zone for release of EHS stored at the facility
  • Identification of special facilities (i.e. schools, hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, etc.) within the zone
  • Population protection procedures (sheltering and evacuation) and attachments

Developing & Maintaining the Plans

These plans are developed and maintained by the LEPC and a copy of the plan is sent to the fire department which would respond to an incident, responding Police department, EMS, Emergency Communications and the County Sheriff's Department.  The plans are also reviewed by Wisconsin Emergency Management.

First Responder & First Receiver Hazmat Training

The St. Croix County LEPC is responsible for conducting Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) training to all first responders and first receivers. 

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