Hurricane Ian Update

New Hanover County is no longer under any storm watches or warnings. Visit for more information.

New Hanover County services and attractions will resume normal operations on Saturday, October 1. Learn more here.

Local Emergency Planning Committee

The mission of the New Hanover County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is to effectively plan for emergencies involving hazardous materials. The LEPC is responsible for:

  • SARA Title III environmental compliance
  • HAZMAT training and exercises
  • Site-specific chemical planning programs
  • Coordination of chemical information to emergency responders
  • Maintenance of the county-wide HAZMAT Incident Management Plan

The public is invited to attend LEPC meetings, held bi-monthly via Teams. Email Teresa Smith ( to attend virtually.

2022 LEPC Exercise

Members of the NHC/Pender LEPC participating in a tabletop exercise.

Scheduled Meetings

  • LEPC Meeting
    Teams - Virtual
    07/13/2022 11:00AM
  • LEPC Meeting
    Teams - Virtual
    09/14/2022 11:00AM
  • LEPC Meeting
    Teams - Virtual
    11/09/2022 11:00AM

Meeting Minutes: LEPC Meeting Minutes

Executive Committee

  • Teresa Smith
    New Hanover County Emergency Management
  • Sarah Taylor
    Pender County Emergency Management
  • Tina Kuhr, GE
    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Emergency Management: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 115 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-6900 • Fax 910-798-6904
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