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Local Emergency Planning Committees

Community Capability Assessment

The Community Capability Assessment (CCA) process is a systematic, three-phased approach that aids emergency responders in evaluating, coordinating and enhancing the cohesiveness of their emergency response plans.
For more information click on the following link: Community Capability Assessment​  

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Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant

The Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety and Security Reauthorization Act of 2005 authorizes the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide assistance to local, state, and tribal governments through training and planning grants for emergency response. The purpose of this grant program is to increase effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials accidents and incidents, enhance implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations. 

The FY 2018-19 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant application​ period closed February 28, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application or if you need more information regarding the application process, please contact Terry Wolfe at 503-934-8245 or terry.wolfe@state.or.us​.​


Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 -- Transportation, Chapter I -- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Part 110 -- Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training and Planning Grants

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program​

HMEP Activities Guidance​​ (Revised July 2017)

HMEP Request for Reimbursement​

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Studies, Surveys, and Publications

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SERC Contact Information

The Office of State Fire Marshal staff is available to assist industries, businesses, community groups, local governments, and citizens in understanding the many facets of Local Emergency Planning Committee activities and outreach.  
Primary Contact:
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

Michael Heffner, ERU  Branch Manager
Contact: 503-934-8030
Email: michael.heffner@state.o​r.us

Terry Wolfe, LEPC Program Coordinator
Contact: 503-934-8245
Email: terry.wolfe@state.or.us

Community Right to Know Information Request
Hazmat Information Assistant
Email: sfm.cr2k@state.or.us
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Manual for Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC Manual)

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