The members of the Committee shall consist of no more than twenty-seven (27) members with a minimum of one individual from each of the following categories and no more than six (6) from any one category: state and local officials, local environmental groups, law enforcement, hospital, local government EMA, transportation, fire fighting, broadcast and print media, first aid or emergency medical services, community groups, health, and, owners and operators of facilities subject to Section 620.50 of the State of Illinois EPCRA Rule. All memberships are submitted by the Executive Board for submittal to the Committee for acceptance. Upon acceptance by the Committee the new member is submitted by the Chair to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) for appointment.
Will County LEPC
The Will County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was formed in April, 1987 under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986. The law revised and expanded the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).
Will County has maintained an active LEPC which meets twice per year as a full board. Subcommittees meet regularly to ensure requirements are met.
Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA (also known as the community right-to-know reporting) contain provisions for hazardous chemical inventory reporting. Facilities that handle hazardous chemicals defined under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and its implementing regulations must provide information on the quantity, locations, and the potential hazards of these chemicals.
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The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 was created to help communities plan for chemical emergencies. It also requires industry to report on the storage, use and releases of hazardous substances to federal, state, and local governments. EPCRA requires state and local governments, and Indian tribes to use this information to prepare their community from potential risks.
The National Response Center (NRC) is the federal government's national communications center, which is staffed 24 hours a day by U.S. Coast Guard officers and marine science technicians. The NRC is the sole federal point of contact for reporting all hazardous substances releases and oil spills. The NRC receives all reports of releases involving hazardous substances and oil that trigger federal notification requirements under several laws.
The National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Public Map Viewer enables the user to view NPMS data one county at a time. NPMS data consists of gas transmission pipelines and hazardous liquid trunklines. It does not contain gathering or distribution pipelines, such as lines which deliver gas to a customer's home. Therefore, not all pipelines in an area will be visible in the Public Map Viewer.
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