Local Emergency Planning Commiitee
The Weber County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is committed to understanding and reducing the risks of natural or industrial emergencies to local residents through hazardous material awareness, preparedness, planning, response, and recovery.
- Educate the public regarding the potential risks of hazardous
materials being stored in, or transported through, Weber
County and to respond to inquiries under the Community Right-to-Know
- Provide focus and support to local facilities and companies
using hazardous materials and to foster dialog to plan for
an effective response in the event of an accidental release.
- Assess the natural and technological hazards existing
in Weber County for their impact on the lives, property,
and environment of local residents.
- Adopt policies, rules, and procedures through resolution, to
accomplish the goals and objectives of the Weber County
LEPC Purpose and Objectives
The purposes and objectives of the Local Emergency
Planning Committee are:
- To hold scheduled public meetings to establish short and long-range
plans subject to Title III, the Hazardous Materials Emergency
- To provide support and focus on the hazardous materials in fixed
facilities and transportation routes by performing a hazards
analysis or updating the current analysis utilized.
- To give guidance in the development of the County Hazardous
Materials Emergency Plan/Annex that utilizes the expertise,
resources, and methods that are cost-effective and provide
for timely reaction by the county.
- To receive notification from the public on area concerns and/or
- To respond to Community Right-to-Know Act requests.
- To conduct post-incident evaluation of emergency-response with
agencies that were involved.
Who Should Belong?
- Elected and local officials
- Law Enforcement
- Civil Defense/Homeland Security
- First Aid/EMS/Hospitals
- Local Environmental and Transportation Agencies
- Public works/Utilities
- Broadcast and Print Media
- Community Groups
- Any group representative of facilities that are subject to the
Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act requirements.
- Any citizen concerned, and willing to assist the LEPC, about
hazardous materials in the community.
SARA Title III
Congresses’ passage of Title III of the
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), also known
as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA),
was the culmination of social and political events that focused
attention on the potential for chemical accidents and their impact
on human health and the environment.
During the 1970s and 1980s, a series of environmental
laws created programs to address pollution released into the environment:
the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Resource Conservation
and Recovery Act, and so forth. These events, together with a growing
body of knowledge about chemical use and risks, spurred Congress
to enact, and EPA to implement, SARA Title III.
SARA Title III has two distinct goals: to encourage
and support emergency planning for responding to chemical accidents,
and to provide both local government and the public with information
about chemical hazards in their community. The statute sets up a
framework for emergency planning at the state and local level, and
provides the authority to collect chemical information important
to the communities.
EPCRA’s emergency planning provisions
are designed to promote the discovery and mitigation of risks
associated with chemical use. To reduce risks, EPA encourages
prevention, preparedness, and quick response. In addition
to the emergency planning provisions developed under the Chemical
Emergency Preparedness Program, the community right-to-know
provisions of SARA Title III provide a data-gathering process
to increase awareness of chemical risks in the community.
In Weber County, the LEPC meets on the
first Wednesday of every month to promote community awareness
and public safety preparedness. Recent accomplishments include
Small Business and Home Owner disposal of hazardous wastes,
creation of the Weber Hazmat Task Force, peer exchanges with
Davis and Box Elder Counties, County-wide hazmat response
plan, cost recovery ordinances, and the creation of a business
Tier II Reports
For more information on Tier II report submission,
please download our Tier
II Information Packet. (Acrobat-PDF Format)
For full information on Tier II submission and
to download the required Tier II Submit Software, please visit:
You may also contact the appropriate LEPC contact
for your area as found below.
Tier II committee
North Ogden, PleasantView, Harrisville Cities
NorthView Fire District
Chief Lynn Froerer
Deputy Chief Matt Schwenk
Deputy Chief Jeff Comeau
Chief Roger Bodell
Unincorporated Weber County - Weber Fire District
Weber Fire also serves the following cities: Farr West, Marriot/Slaterville, West Haven, Hooper, Huntsvile/Ogden Valley,
Deputy Chief Paul Sullivan
Phone: (801) 782-3580