To enhance the protection of the community and the environment from the hazardous
incidents through planning, preparation, and communication between citizens, businesses, and
The Lewis/Upshur Counties LEPC is a very active organization charged by Federal Statute (The
Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Act) to plan for all types of hazards and
potential emergency situations or events. The LEPC also works closely with the local Office of
Emergency Management in developing and exercising these critical plans.
The LEPC has approximately 35 active members who represent the Emergency Response, Law
Enforcement and Health Care Disciplines, private citizens, Elected Officials, and Local Business
and Industry Representatives from both Lewis and Upshur Counties.
Our planning efforts include, but are not limited to, a General County Emergency Operations Plan
for each County, a Commodities Flow Study of Hazardous Chemical transportation through our
Counties, a Risk & Vulnerability Analysis of these chemicals and their use locations, human and
pet sheltering plans, and locations during any evacuation situation just to mention a few. These
planning efforts include everything from flooding and severe weather to hazardous
The LEPC meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday at 12:00 pm, the public is welcome.