Many of the chemicals, solvents, and other substances used every day in industry, farming, household cleaning,and even for purifying our drinking water can pose a potential hazard. When used properly, and stored safely, we seldom hear of a problem. However, accidents, fires and unforeseen circumstances do happen.
The mission of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is to protect the community from harmful and possibly life-threatening effects of a hazardous materials release by developing and implementing policies and procedures for complying with the Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act ( EPCRA ), Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986(SARA Title III).
The Horry County LEPC was formed to plan and prepare for Hazardous Materials emergencies. The committee is a volunteer organization with representatives from private industries along with emergency response agencies throughout Horry County. The group’s purpose is to develop and maintain a comprehensive emergency management plan to deal with hazardous materials incidents and
to work with local facilities to minimize associated risks.