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The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) carries out those responsibilities required pursuant to Public Law 99-499, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 ("EPCRA") and related regulations.

These responsibilities include:

  • developing, training, and testing a hazardous substances emergency response plan for Travis County,
  • developing procedures by which regulated facilities notify the LEPC in accordance with EPCRA,
  • developing procedures for addressing requests from the public under the right-to-know provisions of EPCRA, and
  • giving public notice of committee activities.

 

Hazardous Materials Drill

Travis County LEPC Response Plan

Tier II submission information:

  • Tier II submissions, including Risk Management Plans should be submitted to [email protected]
  • The Travis County LEPC does not charge a submission fee for these reports
  • Submit BOTH the electronic Tier Two data files XML and the pdf or word document form.
  • Ensure your Latitude/Longitude is listed and in decimal degree format. Travis County prefers that the position is recorded from the street/emergency entrance to the facility. (Site plans should be utilized to identify site storage locations).
  • Fire Districts should use the following nomenclature. If you are unsure of your appropriate fire district please check you tax record - http://www.traviscad.org/
Fire DepartmentUse the following in Tier II SubmitFire DepartmentUse the following in Tier II Submit
Austin Fire Department AFD Ce-Bar Fire Department / ESD10 ESD10
North Lake Travis Fire Rescue / Emergency Service District (ESD) 1 ESD1 Travis County Fire Rescue / ESD11 ESD11
Pflugerville Fire Department / ESD2 ESD2 Manor Fire Department / ESD12 ESD12
Oak Hill Fire Department / ESD3 ESD3 Emergency Service District 13 ESD13
Travis County Fire Control / ESD4 ESD4; Volente Fire Department / ESD14 ESD14
Manchaca Fire Department / ESD5 ESD5 Round Rock Fire Department RRFD
Lake Travis Fire Rescue / ESD6: ESD6 Cedar Park Fire Department CPFD
Pedernales Fire Department / ESD8 ESD8 Leander Fire Department LFD
Westlake Fire Department / ESD9 ESD9 Any other unlisted agency Other
  • For filing assistance please call (512) 974-0472

Rules

ARTICLE 1. NAME AND PURPOSE

§ 1.01 Name.

The name of this organization shall be the Travis County Local Emergency Planning Committee, ("LEPC").

§ 1.02 Purpose.

The primary purpose of the LEPC shall be to carry out those responsibilities required pursuant to Public Law 99-499, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 ("EPCRA") and related regulations. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following activities:

§ 1.02.01 Development, training and testing of an hazardous substances emergency response plan for Travis County;

§ 1.02.02 Development of procedures for regulated facilities to provide notification to the LEPC in accordance with EPCRA;

§ 1.02.03 Development of procedures for receiving a processing request from the public under the community right-to-know provisions of EPCRA; and

§ 1.02.04 - Provisions for public notification of committee activities.

The secondary purpose of the LEPC is to implement any other and further related activities that may be legally required by the federal government, the State Emergency Response Commission ("SERC"), or the County Judge.

No part of the net earning of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the organization shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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