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Hazardous materials

The Westchester County Local Emergency Planning Committee (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 is responsible for facilitating local hazardous materials planning and public awareness.

What does the LEPC do?LEPC

  • Works in partnership with government, industry, public health, first responder, and environmental professionals as well as community interest groups and the media to prepare a Comprehensive Emergency Response Plan (CERP) that focuses on fixed-site storage and transportation of hazardous materials in Westchester.
  • Collects information from local facilities that use, store or manufacture chemicals.
  • Provides updated information to municipalities, fire and police departments so they may assess potential risks to the community from accidental releases.
  • Receives and processes requests from citizens about chemicals in the community.
  • Evaluates resources necessary to develop, exercise, and implement the CERP.Learn more about the LEPC and become involved

Tier II Reporting Requirements and Procedures
Facilities subject to Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) must file annual reports with the LEPC. The report is known as the Tier II Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Form.

The Westchester County LEPC accepts the E-Plan Online Reporting System for Tier II submittals. Inquiries regarding Tier II reporting may be directed to:
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
c/o Westchester County Office of Emergency Management
200 Bradhurst Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Visit the following links for further information:

E-Plan: Online Tier II Reporting System

NY State's Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Tier II Reporting

Tier Two Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory forms

Reporting Spills

Westchester County Department of Health (WCDOH)
Spill Reporting Hotline
Phone: (914) 813-5000

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC):
Spill Reporting Hotline
Phone: (800) 457-7362 

National Response Center:
Spill or Release Hotline
Phone: (800) 424-8802

Learn more about the LEPC and become involved
LEPC meetings are held at the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services located in Valhalla, NY 10595 and are open to the public.

For more information about LEPC participation, contact:

Brain Anderson, LEPC Chair
E-mail: banderson@pace.edu

Peter McDonough, LEPC Vice Chair
E-mail: ptm1@westchestergov.com 

Schedule of public meetings:

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 (9 a.m.) - 4 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY

LEPC Meeting Minutes

Resources

Toxics Release Inventory Information Center:

National toll-free: (800) 424-9346 (Press Option #3)

The center is open from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday, except federal holidays.

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
Tarrytown, NY
Phone: (914) 524-7510