Local Emergency Planning Committee LEPC

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LEPC Meeting Dates 2023

Contact 301-600-1746 for instructions on how to participate in the virtual meetings

January 9

April 10

July 10

September - TBD


Dennis Dudley, Chair - Frederick County Department of Emergency Preparedness

Jon Newman, Vice Chair - Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services

Sharon Riddell - Secretary, Frederick County Division of Emergency Management

Jack Markey, Community Emergency Coordinator  - Frederick County Division of Emergency Management

About the LEPC

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is appointed by the Frederick County Executive and confirmed by the Frederick County Council to increase preparedness and response for members of the general public, industry and various government agencies. This is accomplished through regular information sharing, effective communication and collaborative training. Hazmat PicThe LEPC specializes in planning, preparedness, response and mitigation for various emergencies that may occur in or around Frederick County.

In accordance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) under Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), the Frederick County LEPC also provides citizens with information about hazardous materials that are used, stored, manufactured, released or spilled in their communities and maintains an emergency plan in cooperation with the facilities and local responders.

Visit the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) to learn about Tier II reporting and other EPCRA requirements.

Visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to learn more about EPCRA.


LEPC general meetings are held on a quarterly basis and open to all members of the public, the private sector, and government agencies who are interested in emergency preparedness. Participants include representatives of neighborhood associations, health care organizations, public safety agencies, schools and other non-profit organizations, large and small businesses, and government agencies. 

All interested community members are encouraged to attend. 


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