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Sheriff's Office


Emergency Management

Planning for the Safety of La Crosse County Residents in the Event of an Emergency
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for La Crosse County

is mandated by Federal and State regulations to Plan and Mitigate for, Respond to and Recover from ALL Hazardous Materials emergencies. Numerous elements are integrated into this process and the assistance from many people is required to meet the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The representatives that are mandated to participate in the Local LEPC are:

  • Chemical Industry

  • Citizens

  • Government Officials

  • Private Business

  • Transportation

  • Law Enforcement

  • Fire Service

  • Corporations

  • Environmental Organizations

  • Hospitals

  • Civil Defense

  • Print & Broadcast Media

  • Community Groups


LEPC Members and Meeting Information


Mission Statement


Under EPCRA, the La Crosse County LEPC is the focal point for chemical emergency response planning and implementation in a community. The LEPC's key responsibilities are:


  • Assisting local jurisdictions in developing hazardous materials emergency response plans
  • Evaluating the community's need for resources to respond to hazardous materials emergencies
  • Processing requests from the public for information on hazardous chemicals in their communities