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LEPC
Bridging the Gap between Industry, Government and Community

About the Memphis / Shelby County LEPC

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What is the LEPC?
 
First, the letters LEPC stand for “Local Emergency Planning Committee”. The Memphis/Shelby County LEPC is an organization mandated under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, or EPCRA. We are responsible for emergency planning or, what should be done in the event of an accidental hazardous material incident. The LEPC is made up of elected officials, members of law enforcement, emergency management, fire departments, transportation, hospitals, the health department, representatives of the community, industry and the print and broadcast media. 
 
The LEPC began fromthe original HazardousMaterials Advisory Council, that began in 80’s. We predated the federal mandate! 
 
LEPC has been an emergency response educator, has worked hand in hand with our response agencies in drills and evaluations of our emergency response plans, developers, and most of all been a focal point for building stronger working relationships among agencies, industry, and the community.
 
The LEPC serves as a focal point in the community for information and discussions about hazardous substances, emergency planning, and health and environmental risks. The community can expect the LEPC to reply to questions about chemical hazards and risk management.
 
We have other responsibilities besides working with our local emergency management agencies in developing emergency response plans. The LEPC receives chemical release and hazardous chemical inventory information submitted by local facilities, and makes this information available to the public at the Memphis and Shelby County Emergency Management Agency. Just call and ask or, come down and see us!
 
The LEPC has the authority to request additional information from facilities for their own planning purposes or on behalf of others. The LEPC can also visit facilities in the community to find out what they are doing to reduce hazards, prepare for accidents, and reduce hazardous inventories and releases.
 
The LEPC's ability to improve the safety and health
of its community can be greatly improved by your involvement.

LEPC EXCO

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Executive Committee
CHAIRMAN
Vacant for 2011
Responsibilities shared by the Vice Chairman
 
 
VICE CHAIRMEN
Pat Kitchens
W M Barr
901-334-4230
patrick.kitchens@wmbarr.com
Tamera Hickox
Ideal Chemical
901-375-5581
thickox@idealchem.com
Butch Pennington
Buckeye Technologies
901-320-8565
Butch_Pennington@bkitech.com
SECRETARY
Kathy Regenwether
KIK Custom Products
901-947-5409
Kregenwether@kikcorp.com
TREASURER
Rhonda Henry
Lucite International
901-354-1082
rhonda.henry@lucite.com

 
To receive-mail notifications of meetings and other events, e-mail the LEPC Secretary.
 
Memphis & Shelby County Local Emergency Planning Committee (MSCLEPC) 
P.O. Box 111450
Memphis, TN  38111-1450

LEPC Membership

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LEPC MEMBERSHIP
ACM Environmental Services
Alpha Owens Corning
American Environmental Services
American Red Cross
Americian Commercial Termials LLC
Arlington Fire Department
ARRL
Atofina
Baptist Hospital 
Baptist Memorial Hospital 
Baptist Rehab- Germantown
Baptist Women's Hospital
Barlett Fire Department
Bartlett Technologies 
Block Drug
Brenntag
Brown & Caldwell
Buckeye Technologies
Buckman Laboratories
Buckman Laboratories, Inc.
C. M. Allen Co.
Cargill
Carrier Corp
Center for Neighborhoods
Ciba Specialty Chemicals
Clean Harbors Environemntal Svcs.
CN Railway
Collierville Fire Department
Coors 
Corvel Corporation
CP Hall
Crompton Corporation
Dawson
E. Robert Alley & Associates
E.I. Dupont
Ensafe, Inc.
ETCA/Shelby County
ExxonMobil Refining & Supply
FAA
FBI
Federal Express
Ferguson Harbour Inc.
Fire Prevention Bureau
First Response Inc.
Germantown Fire Department
GTW Analytical Services, LLC
Hepaco, Inc.
Hill Services, Inc.
Ideal Chemical
Interchem
Jim's Tank Service
League of Women Voters
Lucite International
Lucy Woodstock Marine Terminal
Memphis City Schools
Memphis Fire Department
Memphis Flyer
Memphis Police Department
Memphis Sail & Power Squadron
Memphis Sail & Power Squadron
Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority
Memphis Shelby County Health Department
Memphis/Shelby County EMA
Memphis/Shelby County Port Authority
Methodist Hospital
Methodist-LeBonheur
Mid South Chapter of American Red Cross
MLGW
Naval Surface Warfare Center
NEXAIR
NSA Midsouth, Millington
Penn Specialty Chemical
Pickering Firm
Premcor  
Quebecor Printing Memphis, Inc.
Regional Medical Center
Ridge Environmental Solutions
Schering-Plough, Inc
SCO
SEMS, Inc.
Shelby County Fire Department
Shelby County Sheriffs Office
SMA
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
St. Francis Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Tennessee Valley Authority
The Reaves Firm
The Solae Company
TN Air National Guard
Transmontaigne, Lucy Woostock Terminal
TVA Allen Steam Plant
U. S. Coast Guard
University of Memphis
US Environmental Services, LLC
US EPA
USACE
VA Medical Center
VAMC
Velsicol Chemical Co.
Vertex Chemical Company
West TN EMA
WM Barr
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