The Pickaway County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, or EPCRA. This was passed as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III) on October 17, 1986. This provides for a robust chemical emergency preparedness and response capability.
Our objectives include implementing the local emergency planning committee rules and requirements of SARA Title III, to prepare and maintain a comprehensive chemical emergency response plan for Pickaway County and to provide information to the public upon request.
In Pickaway County, the LEPC is the agency responsible for implementing these objectives.
Headquarters are located in the Pickaway County Emergency Operation Center; it is chaired by seasoned local emergency responders who work with an LEPC Board to oversee and direct policies aimed at meeting the mission of protecting and informing the local community.
Authority is vested into the LEPC to: