Licking County LEPC

Emergency Planning was created as Chapter 3750 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) in December 1988.The federal regulations under EPCRA are listed in 40 CFR, Part 355. Ohio's implementing regulations can be found as Chapter 3750 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). (The SERC provides current copies/revisions of the ORC & OAC to LEPCs. Additional copies of these documents are available from Ohio EPA at minimal costs. EPCRA outlines the composition, jurisdiction and responsibilities of the SERC and LEPCs and defines four basic types of reporting. These are:

  • EHS Notification and Emergency Planning
  • Emergency Spill/Release Notification
  • Chemical List and Annual reporting
  • Toxic Chemical Release Reporting

New filing guidelines for businesses

Changes to USEPA Tier II Hazardous Chemical Inventory Reporting effective for the March 1, 2018 Filing Period

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revised the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) by adopting the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

USEPA has incorporated these changes to the physical and health hazard classification categories in the reporting requirements under Sections 311 and 312 of EPCRA effective on January 1, 2018 and cover inventory reports from calendar year 2017. EPA is amending its hazard categories (from 5 to 24 categories) for reporting under EPCRA due to these changes. These changes will require an update to both the physical and health hazard categories for all of the chemicals reported at each facility for which submit an annual chemical inventory report to the SERC, LEPC and fire department.

The fact sheet ( describes the hazard classification information your facility will need to identify for Reporting Year 2017. The information required for the revised report can be obtained from Section 2 of the chemical's Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

The Tier 2 Submit software and all paper version of the reporting will be amended to reflect this change.

Because substantial changes are being made to the report requirements, use of previous years' versions of the Tier II Chemical Inventory Report forms marked “no change from last year” will not be acceptable for the March 1, 2018 filing. You will be required to download the new forms or use the electronic software for reports submitted in 2018.

Licking County LEPC Membership roster on file in Emergency Management Office
Term- August 1, 2017- July 31, 2019
Chairperson- Bret Stemen  (ARES)

Vice-Chairperson- Jeff Walker  (ARC)

Information Coordinator- John Wieber  (Licking County EMA)

Meeting minutes are listed below:

2018 LEPC Meeting Schedule