ARTICLE I - Name
The name of this committee shall be the East Baton Rouge Parish Local
Emergency Planning Committee, hereinafter referred to as the "LEPC."
The LEPC has been established pursuant to Section 301(c) of Public Law
99-499, the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986. The
responsibilities of the LEPC are:
Develop and maintain up-to-date
plan for hazardous material accidents,
Collect and store information
from regulated facilities regarding hazardous materials stored, manufactured
Identify people and equipment
resources for responding to hazardous materials accidents,
Make the above information
available to the public on request,
Provide the public education on
emergency preparedness for hazardous materials accidents,
An annual full scale exercise will
ARTICLE III - Membership
The LEPC shall consist of the following members:
Mayor or his/her designated representative,
Fire Department representative(s),
Emergency Management or Civil Defense representative(s),
Environmental Agency representative(s),
Health Department representative
Hospital, Emergency medical Service, Medical Community representative(s),
Transportation Agency representative(s),
Community Group representative(s),
Public Information representative,
State elected representative,
ARTICLE IV - Alternate Members
Each member may designate an alternate to assume his or her duties and
position on the LEPC in his or her absence. The alternate may vote only in
the absence of the member.
ARTICLE V - Officers
The Chairperson shall be
appointed by the mayor and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
The LEPC shall elect by a
majority vote other officers as deemed necessary to conduct business who
will serve at the pleasure of the LEPC.
The Chairperson shall preside at
meetings of the LEPC, appoint such standing and special committees as
needed to conduct the business of the LEPC, serve as spokesperson for
the LEPC, and shall keep a true record of the proceedings of all
meetings of the LEPC.
The powers and duties of other
officers shall be determined by the LEPC.
ARTICLE VI - Membership Vacancies
Vacancies on the LEPC shall be filled by a nomination from a current member
followed by majority vote at any regular scheduled meeting.
ARTICLE VII - Termination of
Membership on the LEPC may be terminated by:
Request to resign by a current member to the LEPC Chairperson in written or oral form.
- Request to terminate the membership of an LEPC member by another member at a regular scheduled meeting if the motion is seconded and a majority vote concurs.
ARTICLE VIII - Conduct of Meetings
- The LEPC shall meet as often, as is necessary to conduct its business, and in no event less often than twice per quarter.
- The LEPC shall conduct no business in the absence of a quorum of its members present, a quorum being a majority of the membership. In the event that a quorum is not present, informational sessions may be conducted.
- The LEPC shall conduct its business by means of motions duly adopted by a majority of the membership.
- Except as otherwise provided in these bylaws, the LEPC shall conduct its business in accordance with Robertís Rules of Order.
ARTICLE IX - Amendments
These bylaws may be amended or replaced by a majority vote of the members at any regular meeting.