Local Emergency Planning Committee

Purpose:

The Board of County Commissioners established the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for the administration of a federal program for the development and review of chemical emergency response plans, collecting information about corporate and public use and storage of hazardous chemicals to help Fire and HAZMAT officers to safely respond to an incident, and to help citizens exercise their rights under the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act.

Meetings:

The El Paso County LEPC and Colorado Springs LEPC will continue the practice of holding joint LEPC meetings for calendar year 2021.

LEPC meetings for 2021 are scheduled for: February 17th, May19th, August 18th, November 17th.

Joint LEPC meetings for 2021 will be conducted with COVID and Social Distancing restrictions to comply with state and local restrictions as conditions change. In the event in person meetings are impractical or not allowed, online meetings using the Teams or other available platform will be held to allow members to participate. In person meetings will resume when restrictions are lifted or modified. For additional questions or meeting access contact:

LEPC@elpasoco.com

Meetings are typically held at the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPROEM) located at 3755 Mark Dabling Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

The El Paso County LEPC can be contacted directly at lepc@elpasoco.com or 719-575-8424.

Members and Length of Terms:

The committee’s members serve for terms of an indefinite length of time.

*For current volunteer members or for further information, please contact the Boards and Commissions Administrator at 719-520-6555.

Tier II Deadline:

March 1, 2021 is the deadline for submitting Tier II reports.

The state of Colorado has adopted a one stop Tier II reporting system for the state. Tier II reports are filed electronically using the Tier II Submit software, which is a free download. A new version of Tier II Submit was released in December 2020. Please ensure you are using the most recent software version for submissions. Fees for filing Tier II reports can also be paid online. For more information on Tier II reporting: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/sustainability-programs/sara-title-iii-programs/tier-ii-hazardous-chemical-inventory-reporting

The Colorado CERC will compile Tier II submissions for facilities within El Paso County and disseminate them to the El Paso County LEPC. The information will then be disseminated to the Colorado Springs LEPC as well as local fire departments and districts.

Questions related to filing Tier II data for facilities located within unincorporated El Paso County or Municipalities outside of Colorado Springs, contact: lepc@elpasoco.com

Questions related to filing Tier II data or completing HAMMERS reporting for facilities located within Colorado Springs, contact: Hammers@coloradosprings.gov

Additional Information can also be found at: https://coloradosprings.gov/fire-department/page/hazardous-materials-management-and-emergency

Office of Emergency Management:

The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management and Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management have merged to form the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPROEM). To reach PPROEM or El Paso County OEM follow this link: El Paso County Office of Emergency Management