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Tier II Guidance for Local Emergency Planning Committees and Fire Departments

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

How to Get Tier II Data

The TCEQ Tier II Chemical Reporting Program can help your LEPC or fire department access Tier II reports filed in your jurisdiction.

If you are an LEPC representative or other emergency response personnel, you may be able to access those reports in the Tier II reporting database through your individual STEERS account using the Tier II Govt Official application.

For more information on how to access the Tier II Govt Official application please contact us. If you represent a LEPC or fire department seeking Tier II reports for your own jurisdiction you may also e-mail us at Tier2Help@tceq.texas.gov to get help from a Tier II staff member.

How to Update LEPC Contact Information 

Note: TCEQ recommends that LEPCs and fire departments set up a proxy email address for Tier II report submissions rather than providing a direct contact’s email address.

Additional Resources for Emergency Responders

Free EPA Software

  • CAMEOExit the TCEQ - Data management and emergency planning software that can combine chemical inventory data with spatial mapping.
  • Tier2 SubmitExit the TCEQ - Software maintained by the EPA that can be used to manage Tier II data, and is used by other states to submit Tier II chemical inventory reports. In Texas, Tier II reports are submitted exclusively through STEERS.

 Guidance for LEPCs

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

LEPC Grants

  • Texas LEPC Grant Program - LEPCs may receive grant funds to help implement the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
  • Hazardous Materials Grant ProgramExit the TCEQ – Hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration