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DuPage County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met November 21.

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 22, 2017

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DuPage County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) met November 21.

Here is the agenda provided by the Committee:

1. Call To Order

2. Roll Call

3. Public Comment

4. Minutes Approval

A. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) - LEPC Meeting - Tuesday August 15th,


5. Informational Items

A. Informational -- Tier II Reporting Updates - Tier II facilities SDS and physical health risk categories changes. New SDS replace the old MSDS. Most Tier II reporting facilities in Illinois are NOT compliant.

B. Informational -- Community Plan Review - As per the LEPC bylaws, Article V Section C, and 42 CFR 11001 (c), the LEPC shall hold a public hearing to discuss the current Hazardous Material Annex. The current timetable for completion of this endeavor is by February 1st, 2018.

C. Informational -- IEMA Summit - State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) notes - Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) ensures that high risk facilities have security measures in place to reduce the risks associated with chemical of interest based on Risk Based Performance Standards (RBPS). 6 CFR Part 27.

D. Informational -- HMEP Grant Funds - A three year grant that OHSEM applied for. Due to improper information sharing, OHSEM returned funding for the Commodity Flow Study. However, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) ended up doing a Statewide Study anyway. There may be an opportunity for DuPage to receive residual funding. IEMA will provide the criteria so the funds may be utilized. OHSEM will coordinate with the LEPC.

E. Informational -- State/Federal Coordination - DuPage County was asked to be a part of a Statewide Training initiative to support training needed by LEPC members and training for the public. An OHSEM member was appointed as an Advisor for the State Local Tribe Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTTGCC) for the Department of Homeland Security Infrastructure Protection for the State of Illinois. The SLTTGCC is hoping to align their planning efforts with identified LEPC needs.

6. Old Business

1. Document Destruction

Documents have been approved for destruction and have been destroyed according to the precedence set.

7. New Business

8. Adjournment


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