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Local Emergency Planning Committee

The Blair County Local Emergency Planning Committee is responsible for the emergency planning of facilities within the county which use, store or manufacture hazardous materials and are regulated under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This group of community leaders conduct a business meeting on the first Thursday of every even month at the Trolley Works conference room at 3316 Fifth Ave., Altoona, PA beginning at 8:00am *(meeting location is subject to change). We welcome community input during our meetings and encourage you or your organization to be represented on our committee.  Contact (814) 940-5901 for questions or more information.

L.E.P.C 2024 Meeting Dates

February 1
April 4
June 6
August 1
October 3
December 5

For Meeting Agendas Click Here

L.E.P.C. Leadership

L.E.P.C. Chairperson - Becky Long 
Vice Chairperson - Tim Hileman 
Secretary - Vacant

L.E.P.C. Members

Paul Robinson, Alpha Assembly

Adam Free, City of Altoona Fire Department

Mike Hawksworth, City of Altoona Fire Department

Arlene Kuntz, City of Altoona Fire Department

Bob Gutshall, Altoona Planning Committee

Don Gallice, AMTRAN

Kevin Lear, Blair County ARES/RACES

Tom Cooney, Jr., Blair County ARES/RACES

Mark Taylor, Blair County 911/EMA

Cris Fredrickson, Blair County EMA

Jeff Farber, Blair County EMA

Casey Hamel, Blair County EMA

Amy Webster, Blair County Commissioner

Tricia Maceno, Blair County Dept of Social Services

Dave McFarland, Blair County Planning

James Ott, Blair County Sheriff

Randy Santone, Bucks County Community College

Ken Doyle, Garvey Manor

Karen Hamel, Halen Hardy

John Rea, Innovative Technologies, Inc.

Timothy Rea, Innovative Technologies, Inc.

Matt Lightner, Lightner Electronics

Jeff Blake, Logan Township LEMC

Mandy Michelone, Mountain Research, LLC

Paul Kagarise, Nason Hospital

Ron Grata, Nason Hospital

Greg Calhoun, Norfolk Southern

Rob Moore Jr., PEMA Central Area

Mike Wall, PEMA Auxiliary Communications

Dave Gonos, Sheetz, Inc.

Bob Winters, US Dept of Homeland Security

Kim Corle, UPMC Altoona

Becky Long, VanZandt VA Hospital

Tim Hileman, VanZandt VA Hospital

Kerin Stefanko, VanZandt VA Hospital

Jennifer Fordick, W.R. Grace

Ben Grazier, W.R. Grace 

Buss Wilson, W.R. Grace

Jody Gill, WTAJ-TV



615 4th St.
Altoona, PA 16602

Phone: 814-940-5900

Fax:  814-940-5907

Emergency: Dial 911

Non-Emergency:  814-940-5910

After-Hours:  814-940-5910