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LEPC

Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Monroe County LEPC was established to meet the requirements of SARA Title III—Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) 42USC~1101et.seq.  This federal mandate was established in response to theUnion Carbide plant in a village just South of Bhopal, India which released approximately forty tons of Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) into the air. Used in the manufacture of pesticides, MIC is a lethal chemical. The gas quickly and silently diffused over the ground and, in the end, killed, by some estimates, upwards to 5,000 people and injured 50,000 more.The purpose of EPCRA is to encourage and support emergency planning efforts at the state and local levels and to provide the public and local governments with information concerning potential chemical hazards present in their communities.  EPCRA does not place limits on which chemicals can be stored, used, released, disposed, or transferred at a facility. It only requires a facility to document, notify, and report information.

It is the LEPC’s job to identify and work with these facilities to insure they are reporting on the hazardous materials that are housed within their facilities and have plans in place for their response to a chemical release within their facility.  LEPCs must develop an emergency response plan, review it at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in Monroe County to citizens.  Plans are developed by the LEPC with stakeholder participation such as local fire departments, police departments and facilities who house chemicals. The LEPC also increases hazardous materials safety through public education, emergency planning, responder training, conducting exercises and reviewing actual responses to releases.


Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every quarter. (January, April, July, October)  All meeting are open to the public in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. Agendas will be posted at least 48 Hours prior to the meeting. Meetings are held at the Monroe County Courthouse Room 14 (EMA Office) at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Agenda

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LEPC Agenda 1-20-2015

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LEPC Agenda 4-1-2015

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LEPC Agenda 7-1-2015

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LEPC Agenda 10-1-2015

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LEPC Agenda 1-6-2016

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LEPC Agenda 4-6-2016

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LEPC Agenda 7-6-2016

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LEPC Agenda 10-5-2016

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Agenda 01-04-2017

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LEPC Agenda 04-05-2017

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Agenda July 12,2017

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Agenda 10-04-2017

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Agenda 1-3-2018

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Agenda 7-11-2018

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Agenda 10-3-2018

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Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

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LEPC minutes 10-20-14

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LEPC MINUTES 1-20-15

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LEPC minutes 4-1-2015

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LEPC minutes 7-1-15

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LEPC minutes 10-1-2015

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LEPC minutes 1-6-2016

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LEPC Minutes 4-6-2016

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LEPC Minutes 7-6-2016

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Minutes 10-5-2016

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LEPC minutes 1-4-2017

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LEPC minutes 4-5-2017

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Minutes 7-5-2017

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LEPC Minutes 10-17-2017

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LEPC minutes for January 2018

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LEPC minutes 4-4-2018

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LEPC Community Right To Know Policy

Right To Know Policy

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MoCo LEPC Right-To-Know

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LEPC FOIA Request Form

FOIA Request Form

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MoCo LEPC FOIA

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Contact Emergency Management Agency Department

Carla Heise, Director Monroe County EMS

901 Illinois St., Ste. C, Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-6175, Fax: 618-939-4141, ems@monroecountyil.gov

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