Welcome to The Northeast Regional Emergency Planning
Regional Emergency Planning Committee (NREPC) was established by the
Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act. This is
part of Title
III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986.
Originally counties formed "Local Emergency Planning
Committees" (LEPCs) however with the incident on 9-11, the
these committees has fallen under the control of The Department of
Security. These groups have been reorganized into Regional
Planning Committees (REPCs). The Northeast Regional Emergency
Committee is one such reorganized LEPC.
NREPC has 9 partner communities with an estimated population of
approximately 271,000 persons. We border the state of New
Atlantic coastal waters. We have several watersheds, a major
waterway and we are served by Interstate 95 and 495. Many of
border communities have cross-border mutual aid agreements with New
Hampshire Public Safety Agencies.
The mission of this organization
has changed little from LEPC beginnings and remains a forum for
emergency management agencies, public safety, private industry and the
general public to work together to evaluate, understand and communicate
chemical hazards in the community and to develop appropriate emergency
plans in case of accidental, or intentional release of these chemicals.
industries must provide information to the State and the Regional
Planning Committee (REPC) about chemical hazards. REPCs are
required by law to make this information available to any citizen who
NREPC has developed this website as a public
information tool, as well as for responders and other planners
interested in accessing NREPC information about our partner communities.
recent years, the LEPC planned disaster drills of various natures to
challenge and prepare participating communities. The NREPC
continue with these planning efforts and refocus them to include
planning for a variety of disasters that may affect the community such
as floods, hazardous material spills, fires, natural disasters, and
terrorism. These and others constitute real challenges and
threats facing our community leaders today. The Dept. of
Security, Federal and State planning authorities have advocated for
development of an "All Disaster" plan, which prepare towns for any
disaster, not just those from chemical releases.
Emergency Planning Committee
124 Main St.
North Andover, MA 01845
by D. Becker.