Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - Texas Local Emergency Planning Committee. Due 12/2.
Texas Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Grant Program
The Texas Legislature transferred the Tier II Chemical Reporting Program to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) from the Texas Department of State Health Services in the 84th Texas Legislative Session. The statutory requirements for the Tier II Chemical Reporting Program can be found in the Texas Health and Safety Code 505.016(d), 506.017(d), and 507.013(d). These chapters authorize up to 20% of chemical reporting fees to be awarded as grants to the LEPCs to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
The funds for the Texas LEPC Grant Program are appropriated to the TCEQ by the Legislature and are subject to change annually. This grant round is up to $420,000 total for all awards. Applications requesting a total of less than $10,000 will not be considered. Priority will be given to first time grantees and to LEPCs with fewer than 250 facilities.
This grant will allow LEPCs to establish, maintain, and/or improve their implementation of EPCRA. Only LEPCs that are officially recognized by the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) are eligible for this grant.
December 2, 2022
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