Local Emergency Planning Committee


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Third Thursday of January, March, May, September and November
  • Location: 1995 South State Road 2, Valparaiso, IN

Meetings of the Porter County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) are conducted under the Open Door Meeting laws and guidance of the State of Indiana.


The LEPC has members from:

  • Environmental Agencies
  • Community Groups
  • The County Health Department
  • Emergency Medical Services providers
  • Emergency Management Agency
  • Fire Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Industry & Manufacturing
  • Local and State Governments
  • Public
  • Media
  • Police Departments

Requests For Information

Information reported to the LEPC is available to the public under both the Freedom of Information Act and the Community Right to Know Act.

A written request to view records must be submitted to the Porter County Local Emergency Planning Committee.

Purpose of the LEPC:

  • To provide information to the public about hazardous chemicals in the community.
  • To develop and maintain a written community level Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan.
  • To form partnerships with local communities, governments, emergency responders and industries to enhance hazardous materials preparedness and to coordinate hazardous material planning and preparedness at the local level.