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District of Columbia Local Emergency Planning Council

District of Columbia Local Emergency Planning Council

The District of Columbia Local Emergency Planning Council, Inc. (DCLEPC) was established to monitor and inform the public about the use of hazardous chemicals in the District of Columbia. It is a community committee composed of emergency planning specialists; higher education institutions; environmental watchdog organizations; business leaders, trade and professional associations in the chemical industry; and representatives from the media, utility companies and District and federal government agencies.

DCLEPC was created pursuant to the "Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act", Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization ACT (SARA) of 1986.

The Council performs the following functions:

  • coordinates training, education, technical assistance and outreach activities;
  • designates local emergency planning districts, appoints and coordinates local emergency planning committees for each district and reviews local emergency plans;
  • establishes procedures and a system for receiving and processing emergency release reporting, other required information and inventories from covered facilities and requests from government officials or the public for information; and
  • works to increase state and local emergency response capabilities.

DCLEPC Member Organizations

District of Columbia Government agencies:

  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • City Council
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
  • Department of Health (DOH)
  • DOH - Poison Control Center
  • Department of Human Services
  • District Department of Transportation
  • Department of Mental Health
  • ┬áDC National Guard
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • Office of Planning
  • Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs
  • Department of Real Estate Services
  • DC Public Library
  • DC Public Schools
  • Department of Public Works
  • District Department of the Environment
  • Executive Office of the Mayor
  • Office of Community Affairs

Federal government agencies and institutions:

  • US Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • US Food and Drug Administration
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Bolling Air Force Base
  • Library of Congress
  • US Park Service
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • US Mint

Regional corporations, organizations, and partnerships:

  • National Association of Agricultural Chemists
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • American Red Cross
  • Broadcast Media Representative
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Chemical Specialties Manufacturers
  • Chemical Society of Washington
  • Chemical Specialties Manufacturers
  • Dalecarlia Water Treatment Plant
  • DC Chamber of Commerce
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority
  • Consortium of Universities
  • CSX
  • Board of Trade
  • DC Hospital Association
  • DC Hotel Association
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • Catholic University
  • McMillan Drive Water Treatment Plant
  • Washington Aqueduct
  • Potomac Electric Power Company
  • Print Media Representative
  • Commission on Social Services
  • Federal Motor Carrier Administration
  • Transportation Institute
  • Washington Gas Company
  • DC Water
  • Destination DC
  • NS Corp

Submissions for Tier II data should be sent to:

Tier II Administrator
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
2720 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
Second Floor
Washington, DC 20032