The Fort Bend County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was formed in the summer of 1987 under the Federal Guidelines of SARA Title III (EPCRA) and the Texas Hazard Communications Act of 1986. This legislation was passed as a result of the 1983 Bhopal India, tragedy where an accidental chemical release from a Union Carbide plant, killed 2,500 people.
Membership in the Fort Bend County LEPC comes from different agencies throughout the county such as industry, area Fire Departments, Emergency Medical Services, Fort Bend County agencies, local merchants, and county residents. This sharing of knowledge and resources maximizes the coordination of the LEPC. The Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary are all elected by the members of the LEPC.
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