Callaway County Local Emergency Planning Committee (CCLEPC)
Who? What? Why? How?

Each year, some 1,400 hazardous hemical incidents are reported in Missouri, resulting in injury, death and environmental hazards. About three-fourths of the chemical releases reported each year occur a fixed facilities. While it may be hard to prevent transporation accidents, much can be done to prevent and prepare for eleases from buildings and containers where hazardous chemicals are stored. An essential step is to develop a contingency plan.

Under the Federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know act of 1986 (EPCRA) local officials are now required to plan for hazardous chemical releases. This planning is accomplished by identifying chemical risks thatn can be reduced or eliminated and through public education programs.

The Callaway County LEPC Committee acts as a tool for both industry, public and is the central point for information, education and planning regarding hazardous material (HAZMAT) issues, it also gives this information to your neighbors who are emergency responders that need to plan a safe and timely response should the need arise. The committee is comprised of our elected officials, industry, emergency responders, media, emergency management, private sector and others in the community that feel the need to assist in the planning and education of the citizens of this county.

Tier II reports are available to the public and maintained with the Callaway County Emergency Management Director. A request for these records must made to the Director.

If you would like more information about emergency issues, the CCLEPC will be more than happy to assist you and your family in requesting information that effects you concerning chemicals in our community. To contact the CCLEPC via email please provide your name, address, phone number facility Name(s) you want information on or other request. To contact the CCLEPC via mail please send your request to Callaway County Emergency Management, P O Box 817, Fulton, MO 65251.

If you are interested in attending any training to become knowledgeable on hazardous materials, please contact the CCLEPC. There are classes brought into the area and sponsored by local agencies, and put on by the University of Missouri Fire School and the State of Emergency Management Agency.