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THE HANCOCK COUNTY LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE - is your avenue to information about hazardous substances in your community and provides the residents of Hancock County a place where they may gain access to this information. OUR PURPOSE IS:

To assist the public in obtaining information concerning possible risks in their community.

To inform the public by increasing awareness of the identity of hazardous substances that are present or may be transported through their community.

To receive information, analyze hazards, and develop a plan to prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.

There are more than 50 different hazardous chemicals, stored in over 80 locations in Hancock County, reported to the LEPC. Hazardous substances are not only found at large chemical plants. They are also used routinely in many small operations - garages, distributors of home heating fuel, etc. Being a transportation corridor for "downeast", do you know how much chemical travels our roadways? For the law to work, industry, interested citizens, environmental and other public interest organizations, and government at all levels must work together to plan for chemical accidents and to reduce the risk to the public from releases of toxic chemicals into the environment. The law establishes an ongoing forum at the local level for discussion and a focus for action

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (SARA Title III) was written specifically with you in mind. It is based on the principle that the more you and your neighbors know about hazardous chemicals in your community, the better prepared your community will be to manage these potential hazards and improve public safety. By volunteering to work with your LEPC, you can plan a major role in making the law work. Dealing with Chemicals: It's Everybody's Job.

*July 17th, 2017

The LEPC Hazardous Materials Response Plan is currently being updated and we're seeking public input. Please review the plan and let us know what you think. LEPC and Hazardous Materials


To Contact the Hancock County EMA Office, please call: 207-667-8126 or Email the Hancock County EMA

 

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