Disaster Information

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Peninsula LEPC

 

 

 

 

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Next Meeting: 

The next meeting of the PLEPC will be held on July 28, 2016 at 9 am at the Christopher Newport University Police Headquarters building located at 12270 Warwick Blvd, Newport News. This meeting is open to the public.

West Texas Fertilizer Explosion:

Local LEPCs serve a crucial role in ensuring the safety of the public when it comes to living and working around hazardous materials. As is so often the case, we learn from our mistakes. The 2013 catastrophe in West, Texas is a prime example of a situation where an active LEPC could have made a difference. Please take a moment to review the 12 minute video from the Chemical Safety Board found at: http://www.csb.gov/west-fertilizer-explosion-and-fire-/ . This is a summary of  the West Texas Fertilizer plant explosion.  There were many lessons learned to include careful review of zoning and hazard analysis to proper education for responders to hazardous material fires. The PLEPC is committed to protecting the citizens of the peninsula from hazardous materials disasters like this one.

Public Access to Information

Section 324 of SARA Title III states that the Emergency Response Plan, material data sheets, chemical lists, inventory forms, toxic chemical release forms and follow-up emergency notices shall be made available to the general public, consistent with the provisions of Section 322 of SARA Title III.

To request information, please email us at PLEPC@nnva.gov and your request will be forwarded to the correct individual. 

Please note, while the PLEPC is glad to provide this information, the PLEPC operates on a very limited budget and the following fee schedule has been established  to help defray the costs of reproducing documents.

Copies

  • Single sided page: $0.25 per page
  • Double sided page: $0.50 per page

Labor: $20.00 per hour

Postage: At Cost

 

 

     

About Us

The Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and the Counties of James City and York established a regional Local Emergency Planning Committee consistent with Federal Public Law 99-499,the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, under Title III, section 301 (also known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)) known as the Peninsula Local Emergency Planning Committee (PLEPC). The purpose of the PLEPC is to

  • Develop, maintain and update a regional Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan for the peninsula;
  • Establish procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public for information about and/or copies of emergency response plans, material safety data sheets and chemical inventory forms;
  • Devise, observe and critique regional emergency operations excises annually;
  • Educate the public about risks from accidental and routine releases of chemicals, and work with facilities to minimize such risks within the region;
  • Involve necessary local businesses in the effort to minimize risks of accidental and routine release of chemicals in the region;
  • Encourage hazardous materials training of public and quasi-public personnel within the region.

Membership

PLEPC Members are comprised of:

  • Elected State and local officials.
  • Law enforcement, emergency management, fire fighting, health, EMS, local environmental, hospital and transportation personnel.
  • Broadcast and print media.
  • Community groups.
  • Owners and operators of facilities subject to the requirements of SARA Title III
  • Military representatives

Each jurisdiction will have one position on the PLEPC.

Click HERE to contact the PLEPC via email

 

 

 




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This website was developed under a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Grant Programs Directorate (FEMA/GDP) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of FEMA/GPD or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Sustainment funding is provided by the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC).
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