Local Emergency Planning Committee

The La Porte, Morgan's Point and Shoreacres Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) works with local government to develop emergency plans and increase citizen awareness of the appropriate actions to take during a chemical emergency.

The LEPC works closely with the cities, schools and community to encourage emergency preparedness and provide shelter in place education to those who live and work in our area. As a part of this effort, the LEPC sponsors and participates in several community outreach events each year. We are always looking for new ways to reach out to the communities in our area.

The purpose of the LEPC is to carry out for La Porte, Morgan's Point and Shoreacres those responsibilities established for the LEPC by Public Law 99-499, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) Title III, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, (EPCRA) and related regulations. Click here to review the LEPC Bylaws.

Meetings
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • La Porte ISD Support Services building
    2015 Sens Road
For questions or directions, contact us at (281) 470-0010.

Agendas & Minutes
Click here to view the latest meeting documents.
      
Plant Alarm Test Schedules

The LEPC recently mailed out the following information on local plant alarm test schedules. View more information on both the City's and local industry alarm systems.

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
What are the requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act?

Odor Complaints
If you smell an odor in your area, please call the CAER Line first to see if any information is available: 281-476-2237.  If no information is available about the odor on the CAER Line, please report the odor to Harris County Pollution Control at 713-920-2831.  You may also contact the La Porte Office of Emergency Management at 281-470-0010 for questions or concerns.

New Emergency Preparedness App - Download Today!

 
The LEPC has launched a new Emergency Preparedness App for residents in the La Porte area. The app provides information on local hazards, notification sign-ups, alarm test schedules, damage report forms, evacuation maps, and much more! During an emergency, the City will push notifications (alerts) to your phone using the app. Download it today by searching “Ready LP” at the Apple and Google Play stores, or using the QR Codes provided below! 
App Postcard