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Local Emergency Planning Committee

Description:

The Local Emergency Planning Committee is responsible for: devising and distributing emergency plans aimed at addressing chemical hazards; completing emergency plans which includes an identification of facilities subject to SARA requirements; a listing of methods and procedures to respond to a release of hazardous chemicals; the appointment of community and facility emergency coordinators; procedures for notification of hazardous chemicals release; an outline of the methods for determining the occurrence of a release and the sites and populations affected; a description of the facilities within the community and their emergency equipment; evacuation plans; training programs and alternative traffic routes to prepare for an emergency response; and responding to citizen requests for information. The Committee meets quarterly at the call of the Chair. Approximately two hours per meeting are required of Committee members.

Number of Members:

10

Comments:

  • 2 Elected state and local officials
  • 2 Representatives from law enforcement and firefighting personnel
  • 2 Representatives of broadcast and print media
  • 2 Representatives of community groups
  • 2 Owners and operators of facilities subject to the federal emergency planning requirements of Super Fund Amendments and reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)

Term of Service:

2-year term

City Staff Contact:

Ashley Ehrhart, Fire Department, 703.746.5258

List of Members: 

  • Carl Adcock
  • John Chapman
  • Sharon Cohen
  • Michael Cross
  • Russell Furr
  • Karen Helbrecht
  • Kevin McGuinnigle
  • Allison Silberberg
  • Jeanne Theismann

For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact Jackie Henderson in the City Clerk's Office at 703 746-4550.