Natrona County Local Emergency Planning Committee
Natrona County LEPC Meetings
LEPC meetings are open to the public. Our next meeting is:
- February 18, 2021, 2:00 pm
- Public Safety Operations Center
- 441 Landmark Dr., Casper, WY, Northwest Entrance.
Find meeting agendas and minutes here.
What is an LEPC?
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) must develop an emergency response plan, review it at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by LEPCs with stakeholder participation. There is one LEPC for each of the more than 3,000 designated local emergency planning districts across the United States. In Wyoming, each County is designated as a planning district by the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). You can learn more about the Wyoming SERC here. You can learn more about LEPCs and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) that formed them here.
- Community Right to Know
- Hazardous Materials Resources for First Responders
- Information for Tier II Submitters
- Hazardous Materials Spill Reporting
- LEPC By-Laws
- LEPC Committee Officers and Members
If you are a member of the public and have questions regarding hazardous materials facilities in your community, contact Natrona County Emergency Management at (307) 235-9205 write to:
Natrona County LEPC
201 N. David St. Second Floor
Casper, WY 82601
Please include your contact information, the specific facility your inquiry is regarding, and the reason for your inquiry (i.e. emergency planning for business, environmental concern near residence, etc.) so that we can process your request properly.
- Natrona County Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan - Available to first responders and to the public, this plan outlines roles and responsibilities during hazardous materials incidents in Natrona County.
- Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) - The "orange book" carried by first responders. Designed to give quick information on what to do during the first 30 minutes of a hazardous materials incident. Has a PDF, computer, and mobile versions. Printed copies are available for first responders through Natrona County Emergency Management.
- Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) - Both a download and web tool for computers and mobile devices. Combines several different hazardous materials tools, including searching for chemicals by symptom.
If you are the owner/operator of a facility in Natrona County, WY that stores more than 10,000lbs of hazardous substances, or lower quantities of Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS), you are required by EPCRA to report annually to the Natrona County LEPC using a Tier II Report. Reports must be received by March 1st of each year to report on substances stored in the previous calendar year. Natrona County LEPC only accepts electronic Tier II reports produced from the EPA's Tier2 Submit software program, which can be downloaded here. Reports should be submitted to the Wyoming SERC through the Aristatek web portal. Learn more about EPCRA, Tier II Reporting, and find the EPA's "List of Lists" containing all designated hazardous materials and EHS here.
EPCRA Section 304 requires facilities to report hazardous materials spills over certain threshold quantities to their LEPC, State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), and the National Response Center (NRC). Facilities having a hazardous materials spill that are required to report should do the following:
1. IMMEDIATELY DIAL 9-1-1 to inform emergency responders of the situation and enact your facility emergency plan.
2. Work with emergency responders to safely contain the situation.
3. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE notify the Natrona County LEPC by calling 307-235-9205 of the spill and provide the following information:
- The chemical name
- An indication of whether the substance is extremely hazardous
- An estimate of the quantity released into the environment
- The time and duration of the release
- Whether the release occurred into air, water, and/or land
- Any known or anticipated acute or chronic health risks associated with the emergency, and where necessary, advice regarding medical attention for exposed individuals
- Proper precautions, such as evacuation or sheltering in place
- Name and telephone number of contact person
4. When practical, notify the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) of the spill at 307-777-4900.
5. If the hazardous material released is a CERCLA chemical and meets release thresholds, contact the National Response Center (NRC) at (800) 424-8802.
6. Report spill to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality at 307-777-7781 or http://spills.adm.apps.deq.wyoming.gov/.
Natrona County LEPC Committee Officers
|Stacia Hill - Chairman|
|Michael Cavalier - Vice Chairman/Secretary|