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 (tersmith@nhcgov.com) to attend virtually.

2022 LEPC Exercise

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

Scheduled Meetings

  • LEPC Meeting
    Teams - Virtual
    03/09/2022 11:00 AM
  • LEPC Meeting
    Teams - Virtual
    05/11/2022 11:00AM
  • 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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