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Chatham County Multi-Jurisdiction Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (L.E.P.C.) of Chatham County was created in 1994 to address many of the public safety concerns of industry and the community regarding hazardous materials.


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Imperial Sugar Refinery After Action Report
CEMA Publishes AAR (pdf 789kb)
Savannah, GA – April 23, 2008




“The Mission of the Chatham County Local Emergency Planning Committee is to protect and serve all the citizens of the County by promoting hazardous materials safety in all segments of the community. This includes providing an advisory, educational and technical resource for the development and implementation of hazardous safety programs, both locally and County-wide.”



LEPC Introduction

The passage of the SARA Title III: Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 mandates that facilities which produce, utilize and/or store certain hazardous materials must report these chemicals to State environmental authorities. This Act has also intensified local governmental authorities' and the community's concern and interest about these facilities.

 It encourages these facilities to initiate community awareness about the chemicals they use and to work with local governments, emergency response organizations, and neighborhood groups in developing emergency plans in the event of a hazardous materials incidents at these facilities.


EPA Chemical Accident Investigation Report -Powell Duffryn Terminals, Inc. Savannah, Georgia (Issued: May 1998) (pdf/3363 KB)

The Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management Intelligent Syndromes Tool is "a prototype decision support tool developed by experts in medicine and emergency response as an aid for identifying the chemical a patient was exposed to in a mass casualty incident," according to the 
CHEMM-IST website at the National Institutes of Health.