|Mission Statement and What We Do
The mission of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is to protect the community from harmful and possibly life-threatening effects of a hazardous materials release by developing and implementing policies and procedures for complying with the Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III), Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 323, and Marinette County Ordinance No. 90-91-27. For more information on EPCRA go to "Links". The LEPC also gathers information to assist in the development of off-site plans for facilities required to report under SARA Title III. Information is also incorporated into the Countywide Hazardous Materials Strategic Plan.
The LEPC consists of representatives from the following groups: Elected State and local officials, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Fire Service, Emergency Medical Service, Public Health, Hospitals, Transportation, Environmental Organizations, Community Groups, Facility Owner/Operators, and the Media.
LEPC meetings are biannually and are held in conformance with the Open Meetings Laws.
Marinette County Hazardous Material Response/Special Hazards Team
The City of Marinette Fire Department is also the County Hazardous Material Response Team (HRT). They are classified as a Type 3 response team in the State of Wisconsin. The Team undergoes annual refresher training in hazardous materials, trench and rope rescue, and confined space rescue.