Sagadahoc County LEPC Executive Officers:

John Starbird, Chairperson

Matthew Fournier, (Interim) Vice Chairperson

Sarah Bennett, Treasurer 

Sarah Bennett, (Interim) Secretary 

Sarah Bennett, (Interim) Emergency Coordinator


About Sagadahoc County LEPC

Authorized by Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was enacted by Congress as the national legislation on community safety. This law is designed to help local communities protect public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards.

To implement EPCRA, Congress requires each state to appoint a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). The SERCs are required to divide their states into Emergency Planning Districts and to name a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for each district.

It is the goal of the Sagadahoc County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to increase awareness of and take proactive preparedness and preventive measures to protect those who live, work, and visit the County from hazardous materials known to exist in our communities. Created by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986, the LEPC provides support in several ways:

  • Receive, review and process Tier II chemical reports submitted by local facilities who store hazardous substances
  • Provide planning support and technical assistance to local reporting facilities
  • Coordinate and host awareness and operations trainings for first responders and facility representatives
  • Attend public safety events to answer questions and provide resources
  • Keep community members informed of the hazardous chemicals located throughout the County, provide education, and share important Right-To-Know resources


The LEPC serves in an advisory capacity and reports to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).  In Maine the SERC is the enforcing body for all Tier II facility reporting. More Information about the SERC can be found here.

LEPC Organization and Membership

The LEPC membership must include (at a minimum) the following voting members:

  • Elected state and local officials
  • Police, fire, emergency management, and public health professionals
  • Environment, transportation, and hospital officials
  • Facility representatives
  • Representatives from community groups and the media


Click here to view the Sagadahoc County LEPC Bylaws.


LEPC Meetings, Agendas and Minutes
All meetings of the LEPC are public and community members are welcome to attend. To join an upcoming meeting, or to learn more about becoming a member of the Sagadahoc County LEPC, contact Sagadahoc County EMA Director Sarah Bennett.   Please fill out and send back this application if you are interested in membership.

The Sagadahoc County LEPC will post the meeting dates for the current year, along with the agenda and minutes for two calendar years. For older documents please contact Sagadahoc County Emergency Management to request this information.

LEPC Agendas and Minutes
October 15th, 2020 Agenda and Meeting Minutes
December 3rd, 2020 Agenda and Meeting Minutes
March 4th, 2021 Agenda and Meeting Minutes
June 3rd, 2021 Agenda and Meeting Minutes
September 2nd, 2021 Agenda and Meeting Minutes
December 2nd, 2021 Agenda and Meeting Minutes
March 3rd, 2022 Agenda and Meeting Minutes
June 2nd, 2022  Agenda and Meeting Minutes
September 1st, 2022 Agenda and  Meeting Minutes
November 3rd, 2022
January 5th, 2023
March 2nd, 2023
May 4th, 2023
July 13th, 2023


LEPC Reporting and Presentations

Presentation to SERC January 14th 2020
Presentation to SERC January 18th, 2022
Semi Annual Report October 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2020
Semi Annual Report April 1st, 2020 to September 30th, 2020
Semi Annual Report October 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2021
Semi Annual Report October 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2022

SERC Meetings and Minutes:

October 11th HAZMAT Incident in Woolwich