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Local Emergency Planning Committees
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) must develop an emergency response plan, review the plan at least annually, and provide information about chemicals in the community to citizens. Plans are developed by LEPCs with stakeholder participation. There is one LEPC for each of the more than 3,000 designated local emergency planning districts. The LEPC membership must include (at a minimum):

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 was created to help  
communities plan for emergencies involving hazardous substances. EPCRA requires hazardous  
chemical emergency planning by federal, state and local governments, Indian tribes, and industry. It  
also requires industry to report on the storage, use and releases of hazardous chemicals to federal,  
state, and local governments.

Planned meetings of the Craighead County LEPC are the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30am  
in the Craighead County EOC. The EOC (Emergency Operations Center) is in the basement of the  
courthouse annex 511 Union Jonesboro, AR. For more information contact David Moore  
To provide a comprehensive Emergency Management program which coordinates people and resources to
protect the lives, property and the environment within Craighead County by using an all hazards approach
of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for disasters and emergencies.
Elected state and local officials
Police, fire, civil defense, and public health professionals
Environment, transportation, and hospital officials
Facility representatives
Representatives from community groups and the media