CEPC Resources

Gen​eral Background Information and Articles

Pollution Prevention Fund

Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Documents

LEPCs in the Modern World

EPCRA Through Time - Expectations of LEPCs

Safety Performance Indicator Guidance for LEPCs

Chemicals in Your Community (EPA, 12/1999)

EPCRA Cheat Sheet and Resources List (Unofficial)

Region 6 RRT Resources for LEPCs

EPCRA Reporting Flowchart

EPA Region 8 Presentation: Contingency Planning in Colorado 

Specific Guidance/Advice for LEPCs

Presidential Executive Order 13650 - Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security

Colorado State Statue - Immunity Protection (C.R.S. 24-33.5-1505)

Sample Demand Letter

Guidance on Handling Public Information Request (NASTTPO)

Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning (HMEP) Grant

Activities Eligible for Funding

HMEP Application

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards

The Department of Homeland Security identifies and regulates high-risk chemical facilities through the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. The CFATS program prevents the misuse of certain Chemicals of Interest (COI) at America’s high-risk chemical facilities for use in a terrorist act on the homeland through the systematic regulation, inspection, and enforcement of chemical infrastructure security requirements. The CFATS rule establishes risk-based performance standards for the security of the Nation’s chemical facilities that include oil refineries, chemical manufacturers and distributors, semiconductor fabrication sites, agricultural retailers, colleges and universities, and food processing plants.  It requires covered chemical facilities to prepare Security Vulnerability Assessments, which identify facility security vulnerabilities, and to develop and implement Site Security Plans.  For more information about the CFATS program, please consult:

DHS’s website on CFATS, available at http://www.dhs.gov/critical-infrastructure-chemical-security that includes additional information on the program and how you can become involved;

CFATS Help Desk, which provides timely support to chemical facility owners and operators (866-323-2957csat@hq.dhs.gov);

CFATS Tip Line, for anonymous chemical facility security reporting, including reporting CFATS violations (877-394-4347; 1-877-FYI-4DHS);

CFATS Knowledge Center, an online source for Frequently Asked Questions, articles, and documents relating to CFATS, which can be found at http://csat-help.dhs.gov;  and

Chemical Security Inspectors and other DHS subject matter experts who are available to provide guidance to facilities and organizations through compliance assistance visits, outreach meetings, calls, and other engagements. Should any of your members wish to talk with one of our DHS Chemical Security Inspectors or schedule a presentation, please have them email: CFATS@hq.dhs.gov.

Important Partners - Contact Information

Colorado State Patrol Hazmat Teams

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 - Preparedness Office

EPA Preparedness Newsletters

National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials (NASTTPO)

Great Ideas from LEPCs around Colorado

Boulder Excellence Program

LEPC Brochure

Community Partner Meetings (Denver)

Resources for Facilities

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Information

EPCRA FAQ from EPA

Latest Tier II Software

List of Lists

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Webpage for Reporting

Resources for General Public

How do Citizens Have Access to Tier II Information?

How to Find Your LEPC - Colorado Counties

How to contact your LEPC - Link to LEPC public email addresses