Local Emergency Planning Council (LEPC)

The Thurston County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) takes a Whole Community approach to discuss and plan for emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery to all hazards related to public safety matters including Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III, Hazardous Materials.  The activities of the committee are as follows:

  • Facilitate public safety preparedness efforts, including planning, education, training, exercise and mitigation (preventive) measures related to all hazards including hazardous materials.
  • Apply for and administer grants supportive of the LEPC mission.
  • Prepare, implement and maintain the Thurston County Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan.
  • When and where appropriate assist with the development and maintenance of other plans and documents including, but not limited to Hazards Mitigation Plan for the Thurston Region, the Comprehensive Emergency Management Basic Plan (CEMP) including Emergency Support Function #10- Oil and Hazardous Materials Response and any recovery planning.
  • Establish and maintain a system for managing industry reports of hazardous substances, such as inventories of hazardous chemicals on the Tier II form.
  • Facilitate location(s) for the public to review industry information.
  • Publish annual notice(s) that the SARA Title III information, including the emergency plan, MSDS' and inventory forms are available. 
  • Conduct public awareness and education programs designed to create an informed and knowledgeable public about the potential hazards impacting Thurston County.
  • Provide recommendations to appropriate organizations concerning hazardous materials response and preparedness.
Fire Chief Brian VanCamp is the Chairperson of the Thurston County LEPC. 

LEPC Meeting  Schedule

Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  01.28.21 LEPC Meeting Agenda.pdf 1.28.21 LEPC Meeting Minutes.pdf

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  04.22.21 LEPC Meeting Agenda.pdf 04.22.21 LEPC Minutes.pdf

Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.  07.22.21 LEPC Meeting Agenda.pdf

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. 

We welcome members of the community to particiapte in our LEPC.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Cherie Nevin, LEPC Coordinator at cherie.nevin@co.thurston.wa.us or call 360-867-2827.

Tier Two Information Availability:

Inventory reporting provides information on the amounts, location, and storage conditions of hazardous chemicals within Thurston County. The purpose of this requirement is to increase public awareness of chemical hazards in our communities and to better inform emergency planning.

Each year, owners and/or operators of facilities that have over a certain amount of a hazardous chemical must submit a Tier Two report by March 1 to meet the reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPRCA).

Facilities located in Thurston County Washington submit their completed Tier Two reports to: cherie.nevin@co.thurston.wa.us 

Facilities must also submit completed Tier Two reports to their local fire department or fire district.

For providing real-time spill notifications, please visit https://ecology.wa.gov/About-us/Get-involved/Report-an-environmental-issue/Report-a-spill

Tier Two - Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory information is available for public review at the Thurston County Emergency Management office. Contact 360-867-2800 for more information or to schedule an appointment to review this data.

Postal mail correspondence should be sent to:

Thurston County LEPC
c/o Thurston County Emergency Management
9521 Tilley Rd. SW
Olympia, WA 98512-2036

Site Security:

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Agency Links:

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office

Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE)
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

Washington State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)