The Westchester County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a team of appointed representatives established for the purposes of hazardous materials planning and chemical risk assessment.
The LEPC was established pursuant to the requirements of the 1986 Federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III, also known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
The LEPC consists of representatives from government, industry, police, fire, emergency medical services, hospitals, the media, environmental and community groups, and citizens.
What does the LEPC do?
Learn more about the LEPC and become involved
The LEPC meets quarterly at 9 a.m. Meetings are open to the public and are located at 4 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY 10595.
Meetings for 2015:
Prior meeting presentations and handouts
July 11, 2013 presentation
June 13, 2013: "Your Right to Know About Chemicals in the Community (25 years of EPCRA)"
For further information, contact:
Peter McDonough, LEPC Chair
Phone: (203) 313-1580
Phone: (914) 813-5400
Mailing address for LEPC
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
c/o Westchester County Office of Emergency Management
200 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Phone: (914) 864-5450
Tier II Reporting Requirements and Procedures
Westchester County accepts E-Plan for Tier II submittals. Visit the following links for further instruction:
Facilities subject to SARA Title III, Sections 302-303 or 311-312, must file annual reports with the LEPC. The report consists of a Tier Two Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory, Site Specific Plan and the Tier Two Additional Information Form.
Tier Two Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory forms, include instructions for completing the form and the Tier Two reporting software.
Westchester County Department of Health (WCDOH)
Spill Reporting Hotline
Phone: (914) 813-5000
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Phone: (914) 524-7510
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
Spill Reporting Hotline
Phone: (800) 457-7362
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
EPCRA Information Hotline
Phone: (800) 535-0202
RCRA, Superfund and EPCRA Hotline Phone Numbers
The hotline is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday, except federal holidays.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)/Underground Storage Tanks (UST), Superfund and EPCRA hotline answers factual questions about EPA regulations and programs under RCRA, Superfund, and EPCRA, and responds to requests for relevant documents.