Local Emergency Planning Committee

Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act

Congress passed a law in November of 1986 designed to help America’s communities deal safely and efficiently with the many dangerous substances that are used throughout our society.

The law is the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA).

The law was passed to give confidence and support emergency planning for responding to chemical accidents and to provide local governments and the public with information about possible chemical hazards in their communities. The law establishes an ongoing forum at the local level for discussion and a focus for action.

Local Emergency Planning Committee Purpose

Local Emergency Planning Committees around the country have joined forces to:
  • Prepare reports on annual releases of toxic chemicals into the air, water, and water
  • Provide citizens and local governments with information about hazardous chemicals and accidental releases of chemicals in their communities
  • Set up procedures to alert and, if necessary, evacuate the public in case of emergency
  • Write emergency plans to protect the public from chemical accidents

For More Information

Contact the Department of Emergency Preparedness at 985-369-7386 for more information regarding reports, procedures, and emergency plans.

List of Current Member and Organizations

Name Organization/Department
Animashaun, Ron Village of Napoleonville
Authement, Angele Assumption Parish Council on Aging
Beetz, Kim Region 3 Hospital DRC
Bergeron, Kevin Gulf South Pipeline
Bernard, Mercedes Assumption Parish Federal Programs
Blame, Meshaun Village of Napoleonville
Blanchard, Anne Assumption Parish OHSEP
Blanchard, Richard Louisiana State Police
Long, Thomas Assumption Parish OHSEP
Comeaux, Joey Assumption Parish School Board
Cooke, Linda Bayou Pioneer
Crochet Teddy Acadian Ambulance
Duplessis, Rosco Shell Pipeline Company LP
Francis, BJ Assumption Parish Waterworks
Gravois, Brett Enterprise (Promix Plant)
Gros, Brian Labadieville Volunteer Fire Department
Guerrero, Kayla Region 3 Office of Public Health
Hockaday, Christy Assumption Parish Community Hospital
Rome, Paula Entergy
Castro, Margo LSU AgCenter
Mattingly, Heidi Dow Chemical
Mills, Nakeitha Assumption Parish Police Jury
LeBlanc, Oliver Assumption Parish Police Jury
Picket, Shelley Shell Pipeline Company
Prejean, Bruce Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office
TBD Assumption Parish Community Hospital
Torres, Kim Assumption Parish Police Jury
Richard, Linda Assumption Parish Federal Programs
Beetz, Ashley GOHSEP-Region 3 Coordinator
Rushing, Ginger Assumption Parish Waterworks
Russell, Al Region 3 Office of Public Health