Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Denali Borough's Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), is a voluntary organization which was established in an Emergency Planning District designated by the Alaska State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).

Both SERC and LEPCs were created to meet the requirements of the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, also known as the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III for emergency response planning.

As a very important aspect of its mandate, the Denali LEPC is required to receive the annual Tier II (Chemical Inventory) Reports from local industries and businesses. The LEPC uses this information to perform hazard assessments and planning for Borough communities. The information from these reports is available to the public upon request.

Due to the prevalence of natural and weather related disasters in Alaska, the Denali LEPC has enhanced its emergency planning to include an "all hazards" focus.

 

LEPC Staffing

Membership is comprised of a cross section of business representatives, planners, emergency responders, health care providers, elected officials, media representatives, and concerned citizens... all volunteers, to serve on behalf of their communities. Most LEPC staff functions are performed by borough Emergency Planning personnel.

 

Meetings

LEPC meetings are held periodically at the Denali Borough office in Healy. Please check with the Borough Office at (907) 683-1330 for specific meeting information.