Next Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2016
11:00 am 
 Pascagoula Senior Center
Lunch Provided by:
Kinder Morgan


To Report a Spill or Release
call the
National Response Center


Emergency Services

24/7: (601) 352-9100 or

8 AM to 5 PM
Mon - Fri: (601) 961-5171


The Jackson County Local Emergency Personnel Committee (LEPC) exists to ensure the safety of the citizens of Jackson County by promoting hazardous materials safety throughout our community. The LEPC promotes the safety of all residents of Jackson County with respect to their potential exposure to hazardous materials which could be released into the environment. 

Meeting Information

Meetings are held every other month starting in February on the 4th Thursday of the month at 11:00 AM, except for December meeting is scheduled earlier in the month. Location is announced prior to each meeting. Minutes of each meeting are retained by the Officers once approved by the LEPC. 


CODE RED is a high speed community notification tool used by Jackson County to send emergency alerts. The public can receive emergency alerts to their phone or email by signing up through this link:

Our Purpose

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), enacted as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), charged MEMA with establishing Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) throughout the state, thus, the Jackson County LEPC was created.  The LEPC was originally designed to provide a forum for emergency management agencies, responders, industry, and the public to work together to evaluate, understand, and communicate chemical hazards in the community and develop appropriate emergency plans in case of accidental release of these chemicals. However, in recent years, the LEPC’s planning efforts have often been refocused to include planning for a variety of disasters that may affect our community; even taking an all-hazards approach to planning and no longer solely focusing on chemical emergency preparedness. 

Our Responsibilities

  1. Develop and maintain up-to-date plan for hazardous material and chemical emergency accidents.  This plan can be expanded to include all hazards if agreed upon by LEPC members.
  2. Review the plan annually and make any needed updates or changes.
  3. Collect and store information from regulated facilities regarding hazardous materials stored, manufactured or used.
  4. Identify people and equipment resources for responding to hazardous materials accidents.
  5. Make the above information available to the public on request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  6. Provide the public education on emergency preparedness for hazardous materials accidents.
  7. Conduct an emergency response exercise annually and incorporate any lessons learned into the plan update.
  8. Support training for emergency preparedness and emergency responders as able.