The Honolulu Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a volunteer organization charged with bringing together local government, communities, academia, and industries as a resource for enhanced hazardous materials (HAZMAT) preparedness, planning and emergency response within the City and County of Honolulu. The LEPC ensures local hazard analysis is incorporated into planning for HAZMAT incidents into the local emergency management plan and annexes; assessing capabilities and developing HAZMAT response capability using local resources, contractors; training responders; and exercising the plan.
The Honolulu LEPC serves as a focal point for information and discussion about planning for emergencies involving hazardous substances as required under Public Law 99-499, the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 (SARA Title III), also known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The intention of EPCRA is to increase the public’s knowledge of and access to information about the presence of hazardous chemicals in their local communities, including chemical releases to land, air and water.
Meetings of the Honolulu LEPC are open to the public and posted in accordance to the Open Meeting Law. Meetings are held quarterly, typically in the City and County of Honolulu, Emergency Operation Center (EOC), at the Frank F. Fasi Municipal Building, 650 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, Basement, at 0900-1100 hrs. A copy of the agenda for each meeting is available at the City Clerk’s Office and Department of Emergency Management at least six (6) days in advance of the meeting. We encouraged the public to attend Honolulu LEPC meetings.
Honolulu Local Emergency Planning Committee (LECP) 2017 meeting dates:
21 March 2017
20 June 2017
19 September 2017
12 December 2017
POC: Robert H-H Harter, rharter, http://www.honolulu.gov/demresources/lepc.html.