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What To Do After a Hazardous Materials Incident
Ready Wisconsin on Hazardous Materials
The Waukesha County Local Emergency Planning Committee was established in accordance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act passed in 1986 by Congress. This act was designed to help communities deal safely and effectively with the many hazardous substances that are used throughout our society. Approximately 300 chemicals have been identified as “extremely hazardous substances” by the Environmental Protection Agency, and facilities that use, make or store hazardous chemicals in Waukesha County are required to report certain information about those chemicals to the Waukesha County LEPC on an annual basis. With this information regarding quantities, storage location, and characteristics of the hazardous substances, the LEPC develops and maintains emergency off-site response plans for those facilities using extremely hazardous substances above certain thresholds. This information is available for public review by contacting the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management. The EPCRA legislation also requires a facility to report to the LEPC any releases of an extremely hazardous chemical above a specified limit. For a full listing of the identified “extremely hazardous substances,” see the following:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Hazardous Chemicals List of Lists
The Waukesha County LEPC is composed of representatives from local fire and police departments, environmental organizations, health agencies, transportation agencies, the American Red Cross, County Board of Supervisors, and community and industry members. It meets on a quarterly basis at the Waukesha County Communications Center at 1621 Woodburn Road in Waukesha. Notices of these meetings are posted in the County Clerk’s Office and the County Board Office as well as on the Waukesha County website. See the Agendas and Minutes of the LEPC.
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