What is in place to protect my community?

To prepare for chemical spills and inform the public of safety issues related to chemical hazards, the U.S. Congress passed The Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). The EPCRA is a part of Title III of the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III).

In response to the EPCRA, Indiana created the Indiana Emergency Response Commission (IERC).

The Allen County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) enacts the EPCRA and the policies of the IERC.

Allen County's LEPC creates plans, conducts exercises, and collects data on the hazardous chemicals in our area.

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1. Why does this matter to me?
2. What is in place to protect my community?
3. How are these chemicals categorized?
4. What does the LEPC do for me?
5. What does the Allen County LEPC do?