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. The LEPC Bylaws were last updated on February 13, 2020. Click here to view the Bylaws.


  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • San Jacinto College - Maritime Campus
  • 3700 Old Hwy 146, La Porte, TX 77571

For questions or directions, contact us at (281) 470-0010.

Agendas & Minutes

Click here to view the latest meeting documents.

Emergency Preparedness Guide

In July of 2021, the Local Emergency Planning Committee distributed the Emergency Preparedness Guide to residents of La Porte, Morgan’s Point, and Shoreacres.  Click on the link below to download the guide.

Emergency Preparedness Guide

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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 for LEPC’s under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

Odor Complaints

If you smell an odor in your area, please access EHCMA’s CAER Online mobile app first to see if any information is available.  Download the app today by searching "EHCMA CAER Online" at the Apple and Google Play stores. If no information is available about the odor on the CAER Online app, 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.