Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The Whatcom Unified Local Emergency Planning Committee (WU-LEPC), coordinated by the City of Bellingham Office of Emergency Management and Whatcom County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management, coordinates emergency planning for hazardous materials located in Whatcom County and provides information about chemical hazards to the community. It was formed under the authority of the Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act to help communities prepare for chemical emergencies.

Tier II Reporting

Inventory reporting provides information on the amounts, location, and storage conditions of hazardous chemicals within Whatcom County. The purpose of this requirement is to increase public awareness of chemical hazards in our communities and to better inform emergency planning.

Each year owners and/or operators of facilities that have over a certain amount of a hazardous chemical must submit a Tier II report of the prior year's inventory to meet the reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. Tier II reports are due to:

by March 1 of each year.

You may mail or email your completed Tier II report to Whatcom Unified LEPC:

Mail to:
Email to:
Whatcom County Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management 
311 Grant Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
[email protected] 


Whatcom Unified LEPC meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month of January, April, September and November, from 1:30-3:30 pm. Meeting locations vary and are announced each quarter.


Any agency, organization, business, individual, or group may belong to the LEPC by simply indicating their desire to do so. It is ideally comprised of a broad cross-section of community interests, such as the following groups:

Elected & Appointed OfficialsSchools, Colleges & UniversitiesFire and Emergency Medical Services
Public HealthPublic WorksEmergency Management
Hospital/Health CareLaw Enforcement Utility Providers
TransportationBusinesses& IndustryEnvironmental Groups
Tribal Nation OfficialsCommunity Groups