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In 1986, Congress enacted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (also known as the Superfund Amendments & Reauthorization Act, or SARA). The law provides for emergency response planning to cope with the accidental release of toxic chemicals into the air, land and/or water.

To carry out the provisions of this law, the Dubois County Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was organized. An important goal of this committee is to increase public knowledge of; and provide better access to, information about the presence of hazardous materials in the community. This committee is dedicated to providing the community with instructions on how to respond in the event of an accidental release of hazardous materials into the air, land and/or water.

This committee is comprised of members from Local/State Government, Environmental, Health, Media, Fire, Police, EMS, Industry, Hospital, Community, and Transportation.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee of Dubois County will have their next meeting at 1:00 P.M. May 8, 2019 in the Pfaffenweiler room located at the Jasper City Hall at 610 Main Street; Jasper IN 47546.

For more information, contact Tammy Humbert, Chair, at 482-2202.

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