2024 LEPC Conference

The Colorado Emergency Planning Committee (CEPC) is hosting a 3 ½  day conference for Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) members, first responders and local, state and federal partners responsible for hazardous material transportation response planning. LEPC101 is designed for new LEPC members and LEPC201 is designed to focus on advanced topics and avoid legal liabilities. 

Conference Overview

  • Date: August 27 to 30, 2024
  • Location: Beaver Run Resort, 620 Village Road, Breckenridge, Colo., 80424

Conference Lodging

Two LEPC members per LEPC (five per regional LEPC) are eligible for lodging Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. The LEPC chair must designate the  LEPC representatives to Micki Trost.

  • LEPC chairs start the process by emailing DHSEM no later than Friday, July 26. DHSEM will maintain a list of approved attendees and will make all reservations for the hotel directly that will be paid for by the division.
  •  Attendees not covered by DHSEM must contact the hotel directly at 1-800-525-2253 with the group code to arrange their own lodging.
  • CEPC members contact DHSEM directly to arrange for lodging.

For federal and private partners, unfortunately, we cannot cover your lodging costs under the HMEP grant. Reservations can be made by calling the Beaver Run Resort at 1-800-525-2253 and identifying yourself as part of the State of Colorado LEPC Conference. The group discount (cost dependent on size of room chosen and tax-exempt status) will apply to all reservations made before July 26, 2024. Our agreement with the hotel includes Internet access, parking and breakfast. After reserving your room, please e-mail DHSEM and let us know you are coming to the conference. DHSEM is tracking overall attendance numbers. Use the conference online hotel booking link for your reservation

Conference Registration

After DHSEM approves your attendance, everyone must register for the conference by July 25, 2024 through the conference registration link.  

The conference schedule is found in the table below:

DayTimeAdditional Information
Tuesday, August 27, 20241 - 4:30 p.m.LEPC101 / LEPC201
Tuesday, August 27, 20244:30 - 5:30 p.m.CEMA Business Meeting
Wednesday, August 28, 20248 a.m. - 5 p.m.Full Day Conference
Thursday, August 29, 20248 a.m. - 5 p.m.Full Day Conference
Friday, August 30, 20248 a.m. - 12 p.m.Half Day Conference


Conference Contact

Conference Agenda and Flyer

The conference agenda is available to download or view below:

Tuesday, August 27, 2024

  • 12p.m.: Registration Begins
  • 1 p.m.: LEPC 101 - Basics: Tim Gablehouse
  • 2:30 p.m.: Break
  • 3 p.m.: LEPC 201:  Tim Gablehouse - Legal Liabilities in Emergency Planning , How to use LEPCs and Using 501(c) 3 entities                       
  • 4:30 p.m. : CEMA Business Meeting – Location TBD, Lori Hodges, CEMA
  • 5:30 p.m.: CEMA Reception – Imperial Ballroom

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

  • 7:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast Buffet        
  • 8 a.m. : Opening Remarks
  • 8:30 a.m.: CEPC Introductions and Updates: CEPC Co-Chairs
  • 9 a.m.: Electric Power Research Institute: Lithium-Ion Battery Health and Safety Research: John Shober
  • 10 a.m.: CSP/HazMat - Operational Updates and Colorado Hazmat Summit: Sgt. Rob Madden
  • 10:30 a.m.: Networking Break
  • 11 a.m. EPA Regulatory Update: Bre Bockstahler
  • 12 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m.: Union Pacific Railroad Hazmat Program: Jesse Duplechin
  • 2:30 p.m.: CISA Training and Exercise Programs: Dr. David Baker       
  • 3:30 p.m.: Break and Networking
  • 4 p.m.: EPA's Experience with Lithium-Ion Batteries: EPA OSC
  • 5:30 p.m.: Jeffco LEPC Reception in the Imperial Ballroom                 

Thursday, August 29, 2024

  • 7:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast Buffet
  • 8:30 a.m.: Legislative and Regulatory Update: Tim Gablehouse
  • 10 a.m.: Break and Networking
  • 10:30 a.m. LEPC Community Involvement and Communicating with the Public: Monty Elder
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch
  • 1 p.m.: U.S. Poultry Liquid Nitrogen Incident Lessons Learned
  • 2 p.m.: TBD
  • 5:30 p.m.: Dinner hosted by DHSEM

Friday, August 30, 2024

  • 7:30 a.m.: Registration and Buffet Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m.: How CDPHE Collects and Distributes Tier II Information: Gabe Catenacci
  • 9 a.m.: Using Tier II for Planning and Preparedness: Carol Way and Dave Burns
  • 10 a.m.: Break and Networking
  • 10:30 a.m. LEPC Panel: TBD
  • 11:30 a.m.: Closing Discussion: LEPC Mission and Nexus to the State Strategy with CDPHE and DHSEM
  • 12 p.m.: Lunch