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La Porte, Morgan's Point & Shoreacres Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

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:

The LEPC meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m.  Meetings are held at the La Porte ISD Support Services building, located at 2015 Sens Road.  
View a map of the location.  For questions or directions, contact us at (281) 470-0010.


PLANT ALARM TEST SCHEDULES

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

2013 Alarm Test Schedules



HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY: APRIL 5, 2014

The City of La Porte will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The collection will take place at the La Porte Public Works Service Center, located at 2963 North 23rd Street.

This event is for the residents of La Porte, Morgan's Point and Shoreacres only and is limited to the first 350 households. Business waste will not be accepted.

This project is an effort by the City to promote the proper use, storage and disposal of various household products which may contain hazardous components. Items such as paints, pesticides, household and car batteries, and household cleaners will be accepted at the event. Click
here for more details, including a complete list of items that will be accepted.

For more information, contact La Porte Public Works at (281) 471-9650.



What are the
requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act?
Click
here for more information.