LEPC for NCC, Delaware Position Posting (2/2-27/2015):
The Local Emergency Planning Committee for New Castle County (LEPC for NCC) Delaware is seeking a highly motivated self starting individual to function as a part-time consultant in the role of Emergency Response Plan Reviewer/DNREC, Industry & Fire Service Liaison and Vice-chairman. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the initiatives of the EPCRA/SERC mandated LEPC for NCC Delaware. The incumbent will use a risk based approach to identify, evaluate and verify the potential risk to the community/environment from businesses storing, using or transporting hazardous materials. The individual will also work closely with Industry, Communities and Volunteer Fire Companies located in New Castle County, Delaware to identify opportunities for the LEPC to participate in community outreach events. The incumbent will also serve as a conduit between DNREC EPCRA, Industry and Fire Service personnel regarding the TIER II Manager database. This is a home based, part-time position with no benefits. The salary is up to $35,000/year ($2,916.67/month). Interested parties should send their resume to David Irwin, Chairman, LEPC for NCC at email@example.com by no later than the close of business Friday, February 27, 2015.
In response to emergency incidents involving Hazardous incidents the U.S. Congress passed the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) in 1986. Title III of SARA is a free standing statute known as Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). This created the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and a network of Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC's). Delaware has four LEPC's: one for each county and the City of Wilmington. The SERC approves their membership, provides funding, guidance supervision and oversight. The funding is provided by a fee on Hazardous Materials used by companies in the state.
The SERC is appointed by the Governor. LEPC's report to the SERC at their regular meetings. In New Castle County an existing organization, the New Castle County Hazardous Materials Advisory Council was asked to become the LEPC. The LEPC's are required to have broad representation from many groups including: State and local officials, Media, Law Enforcement, Fire Service, EMS and Health Care, Environmental, Community groups and Citizens and Industrial Facilities that use Hazardous Materials. A major strength of the NCC LEPC is the strong industry participation in the LEPC and the county Haz Mat Team (NCCIHMRA).