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Local Emergency Planning Committees

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) are made up of:

  • Representatives from emergency management
  • Local government officials
  • Law enforcement
  • Health professionals
  • Environmental and citizen groups
  • Media
  • Industry
  • Other interested parties

Each LEPC looks for ways to prevent chemical accidents. It is also responsible for developing a local emergency plan for its district and for the collection of information submitted by industry, which is made available to the public.

There were 43 Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) in Washington State in 2015. Most of these share the same jurisdictional area as counties, but some communities serve as their own LEPC. The first chart below displays the ten LEPCs having the most facilities within their jurisdiction that filed Tier Two reports during the most recent reporting cycle. The second chart is similar, but shows the top ten LEPCs in terms of the number of total chemicals reported being stored on site.

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Top Ten LEPCs with Most Reporting Facilities, 2015

County Reporting Facilities
King* 754
Snohomish 386
Pierce 342
Spokane 274
Grant 227
Yakima** 219
City of Seattle 184
Clark 182
Whatcom 143
Thurston 135

*King County's value does not include City of Seattle or City of Kent values.
**Yakima does not include City of Yakima

Top Ten LEPCs with Most Chemicals Reported, 2015

County Reported Chemicals
King* 1,991
Grant 1,471
Pierce 1,183
Franklin 1,149
Spokane 1,087
Snohomish 997
Yakima** 983
Whatcom 846
City of Seattle 760
Clark 729

*King County's value does not include City of Seattle or City of Kent values.
**Yakima does not include City of Yakima.