Local Emergency Planning Committe

No business or organization is immune to emergencies.  If you need to learn more about planning for and surviving emergency situations, join the Cabarrus County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). This committee includes municipal and county emergency responders and community and business representatives. We learn from each other and provide resources and training on how to:

  • Handle on-site emergencies or chemical releases
  • Effectively coordinate with local response emergency agencies
  • Start and continue emergency response planning
  • Understand OSHA standards


The LEPC meets quarterly. Our meetings are a combination of in-person and virtual.  All meetings are open to the public. 

The meeting schedule for 2022 is:

  • Wednesday, February 2 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 4 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 3 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Information on meeting locations is available at:


Cabarrus County utilizes E-Plan.  You can enter your Tier II reporting online through this system.  You do not need to provide a hard copy of your Tier II filing to the LEPC*.

*If your business has been identified as a Risk Management Program (RMP) facility you must provide a current copy of your emergency action plan to Cabarrus County Emergency Management, Cabarrus County Local Emergency Planning Committee, and your responding fire department(s).  Contact us at 704-920-2143 if you need assistance.

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  • Chairperson, Mark Fowler, WSACC
  • Vice Chairperson, Dick Lewis, American Red Cross
  • Secretary, Dawn Gustafson, Cabarrus County Emergency Management


On October 17, 1986 Congress enacted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), also known at Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). This act requires the establishment of a local emergency planning committee for each emergency planning district.

Emergency Planning & Community Right-To Know Act (EPCRA)