About Us - What is the LEPC

The Bucks County Local Emergency Planning Committee (BCLEPC) was established by a resolution of the Bucks County Commissioners on September 2, 1987 in accordance with the provisions of the federal Title III (Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 SARA Title III), commonly known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA). The Committee was established to implement the provisions of this law within Bucks County, and subsequently, to carry out the duties specified for Pennsylvania LEPC's in Section 203 of the Pennsylvania Hazardous Material Emergency Planning and Response Act, Act 165 of 1990.

The Bucks County LEPC is comprised of volunteer members representing a cross section of the County's emergency and health services community, large and small industry, elected officials and the public as well as a County Commissioner, the County Emergency Management Coordinator and the Bucks County Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT) Coordinator. The LEPC meets as a committee five times a year, with subcommittee meetings held as required.