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Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Northampton County LEPC is to develop and implement community emergency response plans for potential releases of EPA designated extremely hazardous chemicals.


The LEPC consists of members representing elected county and/or municipal officials, law enforcement, fire & rescue services, industry, emergency management, local environmental agencies, hospital and EMS personnel, transportation, the media, volunteer organizations (i.e., the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley), and the Northampton County Hazardous Materials Team.

Public meetings are conducted on a quarterly basis at the Northampton County Emergency Operations Center, 100 Gracedale Avenue, Nazareth, PA 18064.


The LEPC serves 297, 735 residents throughout 38 municipalities.

Tier II Facilities

Representative facilities include heavy and light manufacturing, chemical distribution, refrigeration, commercial, utilities, communications, petroleum distributors, and gas stations.  In 2011, 158 facilities submitted a Tier II Chemical Inventory Form, reporting a countywide inventory of extremely hazardous and hazardous chemicals.

Pennsylvania Tier II System (PATTS)

The Bureau of PENNSAFE is responsible for the collection and maintenance of Tier II data reported by Pennsylvania facilities and owners/operators. The Tier II form as filed annually provides state and local officials with specific information on hazardous chemicals present at a facility during the prior calendar year for use in emergency planning and response. This information had been provided via hard copy submissions to the department. However, in December 2006 the Pennsylvania Tier II System (PATTS) was deployed to allow facilities to submit their information and update their records in a real time environment.

Facilities within the Commonwealth are strongly encouraged to submit their Tier II reports to the state using PATTS. Tier II data as provided by facilities for prior years has been converted to the new PATTS system, which pre-populates to the Tier II form. PATTS requires a secure user ID and password for a facility representative to access this information, and the database is maintained in a secure environment.


Click here to view the PATTS webpage.


All meetings are open to the public and are held quarterly. 

2014 Public Meeting Schedule


June 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Northampton County Emergency Operations Center
Situation Room

September 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Northampton County Emergency Operations Center
Situation Room

December 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Northampton County Emergency Operations Center
Situation Room


2013  Public Meeting Minutes

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September 4, 2013

December 4, 2013

2014  Public Meeting Minutes

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March 5, 2014

September 3, 2014

June 4, 2014

December 3, 2014

Request Additional Information

For more information, please contact:

Mr. William B. Hillanbrand, MA
Emergency Management Planning Manager
100 Gracedale Avenue
Nazareth, PA  18064

610.746.3194 x2231
610.746.3199 (Fax)

E-Mail: Whillanbrand@ncem-pa.org

In accordance with Title 42, Chapter 116, Subchapter III, Section 11044 (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know-Act), the Northampton County Local Emergency Planning Committee hereby gives notice that the emergency response plans, material safety data sheets, and inventory forms have been submitted under this section.  Follow-up emergency notices may subsequently be issued.

Members of the public who wish to review any such plan, sheet, form, or follow-up notice may do so during normal working hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Northampton County Emergency Management Services, 911 Operations Center, 100 Gracedale Avenue, Nazareth, PA  18064.

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