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Thurston County, Washington

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Emergency Management

The Thurston Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) provides a whole community approach to advise and assist county and city emergency management offices, fire response districts, and other special purpose districts with developing and maintaining emergency plans and carrying out the mandates of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) as established by state and federal law and the Washington State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).

The Thurston LEPC membership consists of agencies and organizations designated by county and city executive officials. Currently, there are 30 member organizations who represent the interests of local government, local communities, emergency services, industry and the environment. Working together and operating under established by-laws, LEPC members fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the Thurston County Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan, and update it at least annually, as required by EPCRA and the SERC.
  • Assist Thurston County jurisdictions and districts with the development and maintenance of other emergency plans such as comprehensive emergency management plans (CEMP), hazard mitigation plans, disaster recovery plans, integrated preparedness plans (IPP), and emergency operations plans (EOP).
  • Establish and maintain a system for receiving and maintaining hazardous materials information reported to the LEPC by businesses required to file EPCRA reports, and review annually to ensure response plans adequately address the hazard of known hazardous materials within the County.
  • Establish and maintain procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public for information about hazardous materials in their jurisdiction. 
  • Provide a forum for the whole community, including the general public, to discuss awareness and planning for all types of hazards to include local chemical hazards, emergency response plans, and emergency exercises and drills.

Public Information Requests

For public requests for information about hazardous materials in your jurisdiction, please contact our LEPC information coordinator at or (360) 867-2800.

Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier II) Reporting

Businesses in Thruston County that store hazardous chemicals and extremely hazardous substances (EHS) above specific quantities are required to compete annual hazardous chemical inventory reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). Reports are due March 1st of every year. 

To complete the reporting process:

LEPC Meeting Information

Thurston LEPC conducts quarterly public meetings. We welcome members of the community to participate in our LEPC. If you are interested in participating, please contact Thurston County Emergency Management at or (360) 867-2800 for more information.

2024 Meeting Schedule
Date Time Location Agenda Minutes
February 8th, 2024 01:00-03:00pm Virtual via MS Teams

02.08.2024 LEPC Meeting Agenda

Pending approval
May 2nd, 2024 01:00-03:00pm Virtual via MS Teams - -
July 25th, 2024 01:00-03:00pm To be determined - -
October 24, 2024 01:00-03:00pm To be determined - -
Previous Meetings
Date Agenda                                 Minutes                                   
October 2023 (cancelled) - -
July 2023

07.23.2023 LEPC Meeting Agenda

Pending approval
April 2023

4.27.2023 LEPC Meeting Agenda

04.27.2023 LEPC Meeting Minutes

January 2023

01.26.2023 LEPC Meeting Agenda

01.26.2023 LEPC Meeting Minutes

(For information on prior LEPC meetings, please send requests to