2023 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: September 5 - 8, 2023
  • Location: Beaver Run Resort, 620 Village Road, Breckenridge, Colo., 80424

Conference Lodging

This year, 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 Crystal Christensen.

  • LEPC chairs start the process by emailing Crystal at crystal.christensen@state.co.us  no later than Friday, August 11th. Crystal will maintain a list of approved attendees and will make all reservations for the hotel directly that will be paid for by DHSEM.
  •  Attendees not covered by DHSEM must contact the hotel directly at 1-800-525-2253 with group code 51B5T3 to arrange their own lodging.
  • CEPC members contact Crystal 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 CDPS/DHSEM LEPC Conference. The group discount (cost dependent on size of room chosen and tax-exempt status) will apply to all reservations made before August 11, 2023. Our agreement with the hotel includes Internet access, parking and breakfast. After reserving your room, please e-mail Crystal at crystal.christensen@state.co.us and let her know you are coming to the conference. She is tracking overall attendance numbers. Use the conference online booking link for your reservation. 

Conference Registration

After Crystal approves your attendance, everyone must register for the conference by August 11, 2023 through the conference registration link.  

The conference schedule is found in the table below:

Day Time Additional Information
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 1 - 4:30 p.m. LEPC101 / LEPC201
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. CEMA Business Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Full Day Conference
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Full Day Conference
Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 8 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, September 5

  • 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  and How to use LEPCs to Avoid Liability                        
  • 4:30 p.m. : CEMA Business Meeting – Location TBD: Nate Fogg, CEMA 
  • 5:30 p.m.: CEMA Reception – Imperial Ballroom    

Wednesday, September 6

  • 7:30 a.m.: Registration        
  • 8 a.m.:  Opening Remarks and CEPC Introductions                                         
    • Summit County Sheriff FitzSimons
    • Posting of the Colors – Summit County Color Guard
    • Colorado OEM Director MikeWillis
    • Colorado OEPR Director Amanda Hettinger
  • 8:30 a.m.: HMEP Grant Update: Larisa Cannon
  • 9 a.m.:  Regulatory/Legislative/Litigation Update: Tim Gablehouse
  • 10:30 a.m. :   Break and Networking
  • 11 a.m.:  Environment Health and Emergency Response: Mike Willis and     Amanda Hettinger                                     
  • 12 p.m.:  Lunch 
  • 1 p.m.:  CSP/HazMat – Operational Updates: Sean Schlusman
  • 1:45 p.m.: Lithium / ION Battery: EPA OSC                  
  • 2:30 p.m.: Break and Networking    
  • 3 p.m.:  Access and Functional Needs Framework and the CMIST: Sadie Martinez and Response Teams Menu of Options                
  • 3:30 p.m.: Panel: The Future of EPCRA in Colorado
    • Tim Gablehouse 
    • Roy Rudisill 
    • Trevor Denney 
    • Carol Way
  • 5:30 p.m.: Jeffco LEPC Reception- Imperial Ballroom

Thursday, September 7

  • 7:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 8 a.m.:  Risk Management Plan – Proposed Regulations: Bre Bockstahler and Weld County Implementation: Roy Rudisill
  • 9:30 a.m.: Chronic Influencers (TEICHR) and CMIST Resources: Sadie Martinez
  • 10 a.m.:  Break and Networking
  • 10:30 a.m.: Environmental Justice: Tim Gablehouse
  • 12 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1 p.m.:  Cybersecurity and CICS: Charlie Marmon  
  • 2 p.m.:  EPA Regulatory Updates: EPA Region 8
  • 2:30 p.m.:  Break and Networking 
  • 3 p.m.:  Railway Presentation: Jeff Hankins
  • 4 p.m.:  EPA Spill Response Capabilities: EPA Region 8
  • 5:30 p.m.:  Dinner – DHSEM - Inclusive Recovery Game (Sadie Martinez) – Imperial Ballroom

Friday, September 8

  • 7:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 8 a.m.:  CAMEO: David Burns                                                    
  • 9:30 a.m.:  Break and Networking                                                
  • 10 a.m.:  Hazmat Attack: Larisa Cannon and Roy Rudisill
  • 11 a.m.:  Closing discussion: LEPC mission and nexus to the State Strategy: CEPC and DHSEM Leadership
  • 11:45 a.m.: Conference Wrap Up 
  • 12 p.m.:  Lunch

View or download the 2023 LEPC Conference flyer

View or download the 2023 Colorado LEPC Conference agenda


2023 conference flyer. All text on this webpage