Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was passed by Congress in response to concerns regarding the environmental and safety hazards posed by the storage and handling of toxic chemicals. These concerns were triggered by the 1984 disaster in Bhopal, India, caused by an accidental release of methylisocyanate. The release killed or severely injured more than 2000 people.
Emergency Planning was created as Chapter 3750 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) in December 1988.The federal regulations under EPCRA are listed in 40 CFR, Part 355. Ohio's implementing regulations can be found as Chapter 3750 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). (The SERC provides current copies/revisions of the ORC & OAC to LEPCs. EPCRA outlines the composition, jurisdiction and responsibilities of the SERC and LEPCs and defines four basic types of reporting. These are:
- EHS Notification and Emergency Planning
- Emergency Spill/Release Notification
- Chemical List and Annual reporting
- Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
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 Trumbull County and to provide information to the public upon request.
How to Report a Release
Citizens who become aware of an unreported release of a hazardous substance into the environment should report it to the local fire or law enforcement officials or the Trumbull County LEPC.
LEPC/Release Phone Line
2023-2025 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Members
Trumbull County Hazardous Materials Response Team / Chief John Lewis
Fire Chief, 910th Air Reserve Station Emergency Manager
Kent State Trumbull Security Manager Chris Herlinger
Police Chief Bazetta Township
Hartford Township Trustee William Colletta
Hubbard Township Trustee
Trumbull County EMA Director Chuck Sexton
910th Air Reserve Station Emergency Manager
Trauma Quality Coordinator, Steward Health/Trumbull Regional Marianne Landfried
Trauma Coordinator, Mercy Health/St. Joes
American Red Cross John Stevens
Fire Chief, Niles City
Trumbull County Combined Health District Marlin Bartholomew
Warren City Health District
Ohio EPA Jennifer Jones
Geuga Trumbull Solid Wast Dist.
Eastgate Regional Steve Gerberry
Trumbull County Engineers
Foxxcon Director of Safety Nura Aden
Trumbull County Commissioners Kathleen Meszaros
Trumbull County Coroner