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Local Emergency Planning Committees and Fire Departments

Resources for Tier II Filers on submitting their reports and for emergency responders and LEPCs on program development, data gathering, grants, and Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requirements.

Information for Tier II Filers

A Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a voluntary organization that is established in an Emergency Planning District designated by the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). Most Texas counties have a single LEPC; however, some counties have multiple LEPCs that serve individual cities or communities in that county.

You must send a copy of your report(s) to your LEPC and local fire department. Please contact your LEPC and the local fire department to find out which format they require for the Tier II Report.

Information for Local Emergency Planning Committees and Fire Departments

How can LEPCs or Fire Departments Request Data from the TCEQ?

The TCEQ Tier II Chemical Reporting Program is available to assist LEPCs and Fire Departments with managing Tier II reports. LEPCs and fire departments requesting Tier II reports for their own jurisdictions should e-mail

How do I update the contact information for my LEPC?

Note: TCEQ recommends that LEPCs and Fire Departments set up a proxy email address for Tier II report submissions.

Software available

The EPA has developed the following software that may be useful to LEPCs and fire departments.

 Guidance for LEPCs

Texas Department of Public Safety-Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Guidance

LEPC Grants