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Main Title 1999 Nationwide LEPC Survey, May 17, 2000.
Author M. STARIK ; W. C. Adams ; P. A. BERMAN ; K. Sudharsan
CORP Author George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office.
Year Published 2000
Stock Number PB2008-114592
Additional Subjects Local Emmergency Planning Committees ; Survey (1999) ; LEPC status ; Entire LEPC population ; Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2008-114592 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/10/2010
Collation 43p
From October 1999 through February 2000, researchers from The George Washington University completed 2,106 mail and fax surveys of Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) in the U.S. This research effort achieved a completion rate of 50.8% of the total number of 4,145 LEPCs in the U.S. known to EPA. Respondents were asked to complete an eight-page survey and submit the survey to the researchers. However, if the respondent considered the LEPC to be Inactive, a short, one-page survey, provided to all survey recipients, could be returned to summarize the main status and reasons for inactivity of the LEPC. These respondents did not need to complete and return the eight-page survey. The present study is a follow-up to a similar study conducted in 1994 by The George Washington University for the U.S. EPA Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office. While the 1994 study was useful in providing a picture of the status of LEPCs, the sampling technique utilized for the survey was criticized as being overly-dependent on state residential population size. Therefore, the 1999 survey responded to this criticism by surveying the entire population of LEPCs rather than sampling the LEPC population by state demographics.