Local Emergency Planning Committee

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605 Bernard Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
[email protected]

The Knoxville Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a local group that meets every 2nd Thursday at 8 a.m. to discuss training, planning and events that have occurred in our community in regard to emergencies and disaster response. Meetings are held at the Emergency Operations Center located at 605 Bernard Avenue. 

The LEPC is made up of community leaders, emergency response agencies, local business and industry, volunteer agencies as well as private citizens.

EPCRA - Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act was passed in response to concerns regarding the environmental and safety hazards posed by the storage and handling of toxic chemicals  These concerns were triggered by the disaster in Bhopal, India in which more than 2,000 people suffered death or serious injury from the accidental release of Methyl Isocyanate.  To reduce the likelihood of such a disaster in the  United States, Congress imposed requirements on both States and regulated facilities.

The LEPC is also responsible for receiving Tier II reports from business and industry in our community of chemical inventories at their facilities.

Learn more about Local Emergency Planning Committees at EPA.gov.


Check tn.gov/tema/prepare for preparedness info or visit ready.gov.


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Knoxville Knox County Emergency Management Agency would like to assist you with ideas to consider when creating Ready Kits  for both Home and Car. 

This is a checklist of items that you should consider having in your emergency kit and also a list of situations that may occur so that you can think out and plan for all kinds of disasters and emergencies.

Download Check List Here [PDF]