For Immediate Release: October 26, 2016
DEQ Offers Funding Opportunities for Local Emergency Planning
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) expects to be able to help local
emergency planning committees (LEPCs) with equipment reimbursement opportunities.
The funding will be available during the current fiscal year, which began on July 1, 2016,
and ends on June 30, 2017.
The Hazardous Waste Fund affords DEQ resources for the protection of public health
and safety that includes providing basic emergency response training and protective
equipment. Funding must be for projects that directly benefit the local population
served by the LEPC and first responders. Equipment reimbursement agreements will
be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Each LEPC should limit their request to a
maximum of $6,000. Agreements are contingent on the availability of funds. The funds
are derived from fines collected through the Hazardous Waste Program.