Local Emergency Planning Committees

While each facility is primarily responsible for accident prevention, local government agencies, emergency responders and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) also play important roles in keeping communities healthy and safe. Local emergency responders work together to prepare communities for potential hazmat accidents by:

  • Coordinating emergency response activities of regulated facilities with the community's plan
  • Sharing chemical risk information with public
  • Updating community emergency preparedness activities

To keep residents - and those who protect them - safe, the state allows qualified representatives from emergency response agencies to have quick access to chemical inventory information for their respective jurisdictions through E-Plan. Click here to create an E-Plan account and request first responder access.

Additional guidance is available from the EPA to strengthen community preparedness. This resource is helpful for new members of local and tribal organizations with EPCRA responsibilities and community information for chemical accidents.

Resources

LEPC Hazardous Material Resources from NCEM – LEPC and Emergency Manager resources available from the NCEM Hazardous Materials Team

Hazmat Worst Case ToolNCEM offers PEAC-WEB application software for emergency managers and local responders. The software has EPCRA Tier II facilities and hazmat transportation in NC and can be used for planning, exercises, and actual chemical releases

National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials – Information on state and local EPCRA implementation. Guidance is available for grant writing, planning and exercise, and regulatory compliance

NASTTPO Measuring Progress of LEPCs – A guide for measuring progress in chemical safety for LEPCs

Local Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Studies – Transportation Research’s Guidebook for Conducting Hazardous Material Flow Studies

Chemical Exposure and Medical Resources

NCDHHS Chemical Radiation Preparedness – N.C. Public Health planning for chemical or radiological events

HHS Pre-hospital Patient Decontamination – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guides on caring for chemically exposed patients at the incident scene

NCOEMS Healthcare Preparedness Program – N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services program for partnership between healthcare and emergency response organizations. OEMS provides trainings that can be tailored to chemicals in the local community

NCDHHS Chemical Release Investigation Kit – N.C. Public Health step-by-step guide for local health departments to respond to chemical incidents and chemical factsheets.

Contacts for Local Emergency Planning Committees

Alamance yancy.king@alamance-nc.com 336-570-4075
Alexander ghuffman@alexandercountync.gov 828-352-7706
Alleghany daniel.Roten@alleghanycounty-nc.gov 336-372-6220
Anson rdiggs@ansoncountync.gov 704-994-3301
Ashe patty.gambill@ashecountygov.com 336-846-5521
Avery paul.buchanan@averycountync.gov 828-733-8210
Beaufort chris.newkirk@co.beaufort.nc.us 252-946-2046
Bertie mitch.cooper@bertie.nc.gov 252-724-1675
Bladen ndowless@bladenco.org 910-862-6761
Brunswick david.mcintire@brunswickcountync.gov 910-253-2577
Buncombe jknighton@ashevillenc.gov 828-232-4582
Burke michael.willis@burkenc.org 828-764-9321
Cabarrus smlanger@cabarruscounty.us 704-920-2143
Caldwell thodges@caldwellcountync.org 828-757-1424
Camden parnellb@co.pasquotank.nc.us 252-335-4444
Carteret jen.sawyer@carteretcountync.gov 252-222-5841 x5843
Caswell blynch@caswellcountync.gov 336-694-5177
Catawba kyaussy@catawbacountync.gov     828-465-8989
Chatham csawyer@pittsboronc.gov- 919-548-3328
Cherokee robin.caldwell@cherokeecounty-nc.gov 828-837-7352
Chowan cord.palmer@chowan.nc.gov 252-312-6225
Clay rlancater@claync.us 828-361-1120
Cleveland perry.davis@clevelandcountync.gov 980-484-4841
Columbus wdransom@columbusco.org 910-640-6610
Craven skite@cravencountync.gov 252-636-6608
Cumberland gcrumpler@co.cumberland.nc.us 910-489-6107
Currituck drew.pearson@darenc.com 252-475-5897
Dare drew.pearson@darenc.com 252-475-5897
Davidson Sam.Olshinski@Thomasville-NC.Gov 336-475-5590
Davie bbyrd@daviecountync.gov 336-753-6162
Duplin matthew.barwick@duplincountync.com 910-296-2160
Durham dtgale@dconc.gov 919-560-0667
Eastern Band of Cherokee robepant@ebci-nsn.gov 828-359-6449
Edgecombe danielwebb@edgecombeco.com 252-641-7806
Forsyth oem@cityofws.org 336-917-7070
Franklin hvalenzuela@franklincountync.us 919-219-7350
Gaston kevin.gordon@gastongov.com 704-862-6240
Gates jsample@gatescountync.gov 252-357-5569
Graham phillip.boyle@grahamcounty.org 828-479-7967
Granville robin.edwards@granvillecounty.org 919-603-1310
Greene david.lancaster@greenecountync.gov 252-747-2544
Guilford LEPC@guilford-es.com 336-641-2278
Halifax wrennb@halifaxnc.com 252-583-2031
Harnett zshean@harnett.org 910-893-0710
Haywood Zack.koonce@haywoodcountync.gov 828-550-6892
Henderson jbrissie@hendersoncountync.gov 828-697-4728
Hertford chris.smith@hertfordcountync.gov 252-642-7000
Hoke cjacobs@hokecounty.org 910-585-0808
Hyde mitch.cooper@bertie.nc.gov 252-724-1675
Iredell jsmyre@co.iredell.nc.us 704-832-2162
Jackson melissamcknight@jacksonnc.org 828-586-8994
Johnston swood@jocoes.com 919-989-5050 x5705
Jones rjones@jonescountync.gov 252-671-3427
Lee mbritt@leecountync.gov 919-718-4670
Lenoir skornegay@co.lenoir.nc.us 252-361-1788
Lincoln mhowell@lincolncounty.gov 704-736-8660
Macon wcabe@maconnc.org 828-349-2067
Madison lroberts@madisoncountync.gov 828-649-3602
Martin mitch.cooper@bertie.nc.gov 252-724-1675
McDowell william.kehler@mcdowellgov.com 828-652-3241
Mecklenburg anthony.bateman@charlottenc.gov 980-214-7195
Mitchell paul.buchanan@averycountync.gov 828-733-8210
Montgomery robbie.smith@montgomerycountync.com 910-572-1347
Moore sbrooks@moorecountync.gov 910-947-6317
Nash brent.fisher@nashcountync.gov 252-459-1204
New Hanover tersmith@nhcgov.com 910-798-6906
Northampton megan.vick@nhcnc.net 252-534-5841
Onslow stacie_miles@onslowcountync.gov 910-347-4270
Orange spickhardt@orangecountync.gov 919-245-6138
Pamlico skite@cravencountync.gov 252-636-6608
Pasquotank parnellb@co.pasquotank.nc.us 252-335-4444
Pender tersmith@nhcgov.com 910-798-6906
Perquimans jnixon@perquimanscountync.gov 252-331-9817
Person tschwalenberg@personcountync.gov 336-599-3136 x5
Pitt angela.brown@pittcountync.gov 252-902-3962
Polk barledge@polknc.org 828-894-6324
Randolph christie.mccorquodale@randolphcountync.gov 336-318-6944
Richmond bob.smith@richmondnc.com 910-997-8238
Robeson justin.hunt@co.robeson.nc.us 910-671-3150
Rockingham jbrooks@co.rockingham.nc.us 336-634-3004
Rowan deborah.horne@rowancountync.gov 704-216-8916
Rutherford frankie.hamrick@rutherfordcountync.gov 828-287-6090
Sampson kcarter@sampsonnc.com 910-592-8996
Scotland rsampson@scotlandcounty.org 910-504-2636
Stanly bsimpson@stanlycountync.gov 704-986-3650
Stokes bgentry@co.stokes.nc.us 336-403-2713
Surry isaacsb@co.surry.nc.us 336-783-9000
Swain davidb@swaincountync.gov 828-488-6021
Transylvania kevin.shook@transylvaniacounty.org 828-884-3108
Tyrrell mitch.cooper@bertie.nc.gov 252-724-1675
Union andrew.ansley@unioncountync.gov 704-283-3575
Vance bshort@vancecounty.org 252-438-8264
Wake jcallaway@wakegov.com 919-856-6486
Warren joelbartholomew@warrencountync.gov 252-257-1191
Washington mitch.cooper@bertie.nc.gov 252-724-1675
Watauga shane.garland@watgov.org 828-264-4235
Wayne aaron.stryker@waynegov.com 919-705-1885
Wilkes emmgt@wilkes.net 336-651-7305
Wilson rdancy@wilson-co.com 252-265-5554
Yadkin jwall@yadkincountync.gov 336-849-7588
Yancey paul.buchanan@averycountync.gov 828-733-8210