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Local Emergency Planning Committee


The purpose of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, established pursuant to the US Environmental Protection Agency's Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, shall advise the emergency management agency regarding community emergency preparedness activities including, but not limited to, training exercises, identifying hazards, and emergency response resources. The Committee also serves as a focal point in the community for information and discussions about hazardous substance emergency planning, and health and environmental risks as well as natural disaster planning.


Committee members shall include capacity appointments representing elected state and local officials; police, fire, civil defense, and public health professionals; environment, transporation, and hospital officials; facility representatives; and representatives from community groups and the media. Members serving in such capacity appointments shall be appointed by the director, subject to approval by the State of North Carolina. Two members are appointed by the City Council upon recommendation of the Mayor. Two members are appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners upon nomination by the Chairman.


The Local Emergency Planning Committee meetings are held quarterly.

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