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Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Cumberland County Emergency Planning Committee’s primary task is to serve as a liaison between industry and the community by working with facilities to develop their facility emergency response plans.


LEPC Brochure 
LEPC Bylaws

Statutory Authorization:
Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act

Member Specifications: 13 Members (Minimum) with Specific Categories:

  • Print and Broadcast Media
  • Operators of Facilities
  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Management
  • Community Group
  • Transportation
  • Health
  • Hospital
  • Fire Fighter
  • First Aid
  • At-large
  • Local Environmental Representative
  • Utilities

Term: 3 Years

Compensation: None


  • Provide a basis for the community to develop and tailor a chemical emergency planning and response program to suit its needs;
  • Provide the public with identity, quantity, location, and properties of hazardous substances in the community;
  • Review the county and facility plans annually and conduct emergency drills to test the plan. The annual review of the plan should include a hazards analysis and an evaluation of available resources that could be used during a response for a chemical incident.

On the last Thursday of the first month of each quarter at 10 a.m. Members are also required to attend and work with the subcommittee they are assigned to. The meetings generally last approximately one hour. The time required for the subcommittee would vary depending on the nature of the subcommittee (i.e., Membership, Resources, Exercise, Planning, etc.)

Meeting Location
Public Works Commission
955 Old Wilmington Road
Fayetteville, NC

Emergency Management Coordinator
Hendrix Valenzuela

Contact Us

Law Enforcement Center
131 Dick Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-321-6736
Fax: 910-677-5552

Director: Gene Booth

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