The Steuben County LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) was established pursuant to Federal Legislation called the Community Right To Know Act or Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III). The primary duty of the LEPC is to develop and maintain a Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan for the County of Steuben, and its included Municipalities. To assist local industry with the development and design of there own Hazardous Materials Response Plans. To receive and coordinate Tier II reports from local industry regarding hazardous chemicals stored or transported within Steuben County, and act as a resource to local emergency responders during Hazardous Material Incidents.
Approximately forty Local, County and State emergency service providers, governmental officials and support agencies serve on this committee with representatives of local industry. Together these agencies work hand in hand to plan for the successful handling of accidental chemical releases within Steuben County. The Steuben County LEPC meets usually bimonthly at the County Public Safety Building in Bath. Occasionally meetings are held at local industrial facilities, inquiries should be made to the County Emergency Services Office regarding the schedule and locations of LEPC meetings.