Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Stokes County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is organized

under the auspices of the Stokes County Board of County Commissioners, and its activities are in accordance with,but are not limited to Title III of the Superfund amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA). The LEPC is made up of

representatives from different disciplines or responsibilities in the community;

including health, fire, industry, members of the public, and public safety. Since the committee represents every component of the community, itís primary role is to

assure that the community has effective plans to deal with hazardous chemical emergencies and to establish subcommittees to address bio-terrorism, hazard

mitigation, Emergency Medical Service System planning and other emergency

related specific tasks that will meet the needs of the citizens of Stokes County.


Subcommittees of the LEPC include:


          Bio-terrorism Task Force

          Hazard Mitigation Planning Group

          EMS System Planning Team

          Emergency Operations Update Planning Team