Project Description

Since 1988, the Council has served as staff to the South Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee (SoFlaLEPC), which encompasses Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. The LEPC was established as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), Title III of the EPA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). Congress enacted EPCRA in an effort to help local communities protect public health and safety and the environment from chemical hazards.

The LEPC, as established pursuant to Section 301 of Title III, shall:

• prepare regional hazardous materials emergency plans that indicate the facilities that use, produce, or store hazardous substances that are present in the jurisdiction
• serve as the repository for regional reports filed under Title III
• direct regional Title III implementation activities
• perform associated outreach functions to increase awareness and understanding of and compliance with the Title III Program.

The LEPC will also utilize United States Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant funds to conduct low cost or no cost hazardous material response training for public sector employees.

Staff coordinates regularly scheduled LEPC meetings, conducts How-to-Comply seminars, answers public inquiries regarding EPCRA compliance, maintains the chemical inventories for public inspection consistent with the Community Right-to-Know provisions of EPCRA, promotes hazardous materials awareness, and prepares and updates the comprehensive emergency response plan for the Region.

Community GroupsMember
Designated Alternate
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Elected Officials State & LocalMember
Designated Alternate
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Emergency ManagementMemberDesignated Alternate
Niel Batista
Bureau Manager
Miami-Dade DEM&HS
9300 NW 41 Street
Miami, FL 33178
(305) 468-5421
niel.batista@miamidade.gov
Troy Johnson
EM Coordinator
Miami-Dade DEM&HS
9300 NW 41 Street
Miami, FL 33178
(305) 468-5416
troy.johnson@miamidade.gov
Martin Senterfitt
Deputy Chief – Emergency Mgmt
Monroe County Fire Rescue
490 63rd Street, Ocean
Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 289-6065
senterfitt-martin@monroecounty-fl.gov
Jeff Manning
EM Senior Planner
Monroe County Fire Rescue
490 63rd Street, Ocean
Marathon, FL 33050
(305)289-6325
manning-jeff@monroecounty-fl.gov
Camile Campbell
EM Specialist
Broward EMD
201 NW 84th Avenue
Plantation, FL  33324
(954) 831-3961
cacampbell@broward.org
VACANT
Tatiana Belmont
EM Planner
Miramar FD - EM
14801 SW 27th Street
Miramar, FL 33027-4100
(954) 602-4813
tbelmont@miramarfd.org
VACANT
Facility Owners and OperatorsMemberDesignated Alternate
AJ Navarrete
EHS&S Mgr
Sentry Industries
5687 NW 36th Ave
Miami, FL 33142-2711
(305) 638-0800
aj@sentryindustries.net
VACANT
Jaimie Johnson
Risk Management
Allied Universal
3901 NW 115th Ave
Miami, FL 33178
(305) 888-2623 X0201
jaimiej@allieduniversal.com
Greg Namoff
Allied Universal
3901 NW 115th Ave
Miami, FL 33178
(305) 888-2653 X0137
gregn@allieduniversal.com
Jeasy Justiniano
EH&S Manager
Dean Foods/McArthur Dairy
6851 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 795-7713
jeasy_justiniano@deanfoods.com
Miguelangel Becerra
Plant Engineer
Dean Foods/McArthur Dairy
6851 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33138
(786) 239-9379
miguelangel_becerra@deanfoods.com
Axel Rodriguez
Operations Supervisor
Brenntag Mid-South
8700 NW 36th Avenue
Miami, FL 33147
(305) 835-7334
arodriguez@brenntag.com
VACANT
Junieth Arana
Safety Coordinator
Gordon Food Services
3301 NW 125th Street
Miami, FL 33167
(305) 507-2813
junieth.arana@gfs.com
VACANT
Jose Tovar
Env Resources Supervisor
Miami-Dade WASD
3071 S.W. 38 Avenue
Miami, FL 33146
(786) 552-8578
tovj@miamidade.gov
VACANT
Peter Schecter
Safety Supervisor
Jet Blue
200 Terminal Drive, Terminal 3
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(305) 710-0503
peter.schecter@jetblue.com
VACANT
Jeffry Peleg
South Fla Account Manager
NRC
6900 NW 12th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 957-7271
jpeleg@nrcc.com
VACANT
FirefightingMemberDesignated Alternate
Lt. Maikel Garcia (SERC TTF Rep)
HazMat Coordinator
City of Miami Fire Rescue
1151 NW 7th Street, 3rd Floor
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 569-5405
mgarcia@miamigov.com
VACANT
Stephen Shaw (Vice Chair)
Battalion Chief/Special Ops
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue
2200 Executive Airport Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 828-3617
SShaw@fortlauderdale.gov
VACANT
Craig Marston
Battalion Chief, Training
Monroe County Fire Rescue
493 63rd Street
Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 289-6020
marstoncraig@monroecounty-fl.gov
John Johnson
Fire Chief
Marathon Fire & Rescue Dept.
8900 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 743-5266
johnsonj@ci.marathon.fl.us
Chief Andy Garcia
Hollywood Fire Rescue
2741 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33312
(954) 967-4248
agarcia@hollywoodfl.org
Capt. James Russo
Hollywood Fire Rescue
2741 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33312
(954) 445-1745
jrusso@hollywoodfl.org
Capt. Anthony Trim
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
HazMat Bureau
9300 NW 41st Street
Doral, FL 33178
(786) 331-4252
ttrim@miamidade.gov
Lt. Alvaro Tonanez
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
HazMat Bureau
9300 NW 41st Street
Doral, FL 33178
(786) 336-6946
tonanez@miamidade.gov
Chief Doug LeValley
Fire Rescue District Chief
Seminole Tribe of Florida
3105 N. State Road 7
Hollywood, FL  33025
(954) 986-2080
douglevalley@semtribe.com
VACANT
First AidMemberDesignated Alternate
VACANTVACANT
Health & SafetyMemberDesignated Alternate
Keith Westin
Risk Management Safety Officer
Miami-Dade ISD Office of Safety
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 375-4352
keithwestin@miami.dade.gov
Warnell Vickers
Risk Management Manager
Miami-Dade ISD Office of Safety
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 876-8000
wvick@miami.dade.gov
Freda Vaughn
FDOH Region 7
Emergency Response Advisor
8175 NW 12 ST, Room 314,
Miami, FL 33126
(954) 213-0679
freda_vaughn@flhealth.gov
Natasha Strokin
FDOH Region 7 Preparedness Director
SERDSTF Health & Medical Co-Chair
18255 Homestead Avenue, 116B
Miami, FL 33157
(786) 336-1332
natasha.strokin@flhealth.gov
HospitalMemberDesignated Alternate
David Dungan
Memorial Healthcare System
Dir of Emergency Preparedness
3111 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33312
(954) 883-7373
ddungan@mhs.net
Martha Payan
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Memorial Healthcare System
3111 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL  33312
(954) 538-5116
mpayan@mhs.net
Robert Avery
Miami VA Healthcare System
Emergency Management Coordinator
1201 NW 16th St, Room C805A
Miami, FL 33125
(305) 575-7000 X6156
robert.avery2@va.gov
VACANT
Interested CitizensMemberDesignated Alternate
Ray McDonald, Chair
11050 Nautilus Drive
Cooper City, FL 33026
(954) 704-1559
raymondmcdonald@bellsouth.net
Robert Christensen
9405 SW 186 Street
Miami, FL 33157
(305) 255-7706
rchrist1936@aol.com
Law EnforcementMemberDesignated Alternate
Carlos Nardo
E&S Administrator
Fed Bureau Prisons/FDC Miami
33 NE 4th St
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 982-1022
cnardo@bop.gov
Gerardo Reyes
Safety Compliance
Fed Bureau Prisons/FDC Miami
33 NE 4th St
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 982-1021
g1reyes@bop.gov
Local EnvironmentalMemberDesignated Alternate
Ian Moscoso
Manager
Emergency Response Services
T&T Salvage
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(832) 920-0858
imoscoso@ttsalvage.com
VACANT
Alain Donderiz
Safety Officer
Miami-Dade County DERM
701 NW 1st Court
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 372-6779
dondea@miamidade.gov

Jose Diaz
Pollution Control Inspector 2
Miami-Dade County RER DERM
701 NW 1st Court
Miami, FL  33136
(305) 372-6495
jose.diaz3@miamidade.gov
Bret Maxwell
Broward County EPGMD
Env & Consumer Protection Division
1 North University Drive
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 519-0308
bmaxwell@broward.org
Eduardo Koenig
Broward County EPGMD
Env & Consumer Protection Division
1 North University Drive
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 519-1406
ekoenig@broward.org
Alfred Reid
Broward County EPGMD
Env & Consumer Protection Division
1 N University Dr, Suite 203
Plantation, FL 33324
(954)519-1432
areid@broward.org
VACANT
Kenton Brown
Emergency Response Manager
FDEP
7251 W Palmetto Park Rd, Ste 303
Boca Raton, FL 33433
(561) 393-5877 X107
kenton.l.brown@dep.state.fl.us
VACANT
Jon Hines
Ops/Facility Mgr
Cliff Berry, Inc.
851 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 907-5190
jhines@cliffberryinc.com
VACANT
TransportationMemberDesignated Alternate
Jeannie Cann
District Emergency Officer
Florida Dept of Transportation
1000 NW 111th Ave, Room 6205B
Miami, FL 33172-5802
(305) 470-5353
jeannie.cann@dot.state.fl.us
VACANT
Rick Barrett
Damage Prevention & Public Awareness
Florida Gas Transmission Company
7990 Steer Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32835
(407) 468-6851
rick.barrett@energytransfer.com
Mike Laycock
Damage Prevention & Public Awareness
Florida Gas Transmission Company
7990 Steer Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32835
(407) 276-6939
michael.laycock@energytransfer.com
Broadcast and Print MediaMemberDesignated Alternate
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Non-Elected Local OfficialsMemberDesignated Alternate
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Water Management DistrictMemberDesignated Alternate
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Please Note: Any agency interested in hosting a class at their location, please contact Manny Cela (celam@sfrpc.com).

All SoFlaLEPC-sponsored training is offered FREE of charge.
Unless otherwise noted, all classes are 8 hours (one day).

HazMat Training Symposium
– January 22-25, 2019
– Daytona, Florida
– Completed

FDEM E-Plan How-2-Comply Training
– February 6, 2019
– SoFlaLEPC Office
– Completed

Response to Gasoline Tanker Emergency Incidents
– February 25, 26 or 27, 2019
– Miami Fire Rescue Training Center
– Completed

8-hr OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher
– March 12, 2019
– Broward County EOC
– Completed

HazMat Technician 160-Hour Course
– March-May 2019
– Fort Lauderdale FR
– Completed

HazMat Technician 160-Hour Course
– May-July 2019
– Key West Fire Department
– Completed

8-hr OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher
– July 24 and 25, 2019
– MD DERM (Downtown Miami)
– Completed

HazMat Incident Command
– August 6, 7 and 8, 2019
– Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue (Station 53)
– Completed

Other Training
– Date and Location (TBD)

Additional Training Opportunities:
Florida SERT TRAC
EPCRA (non-313) Online Training for LEPCs

SoFlaLEPC Training Notification Email List
Please contact SoFlaLEPC Coordinator Manny Cela (celam@sfrpc.com) if you would like to be added to the Training Notification Email List.

HazMat Training Video:

The South Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee recently sponsored a 160-hour Hazardous Materials Class for first responders from the City of Hialeah and City of Miami Fire Departments.  The training enabled 24 firefighters to receive hazmat technician-level accreditation.
Please click here to view the video.

SoFlaLEPC HazMat Emergency Response Plan:

2019 Plan Final (2MB PDF)

Emergency Preparedness Program presentation to the South Florida Regional Planning Council:

July 22, 2019 Meeting Taped Presentation:

What is SIP?

Sheltering-In-Place is the use of a structure and its indoor atmosphere to temporarily separate individuals from a hazardous outdoor atmosphere.

In simpler terms, SIP means in case of emergency going into a building that can be sealed to prevent outside air from getting inside.

Five Easy Steps

•  Go inside immediately and close all windows and doors.
•  Switch off all ventilation systems.
•  Switch on a radio or TV for emergency information.
•  Go into a room with no windows and seal the door.
•  Continue listening to radio or TV for further instructions.

Basic Supplies

•  Battery-operated radio with extra batteries
•  Duct tape and scissors
•  Plastic sheeting (if safe room has windows)
•  Drinking water in plastic bottles
•  Working flashlight with extra batteries
•  Cordless phone and cell phone if available
•  Snacks
•  Reading materials/games if kids are present

Resources and Reading Materials

Shelter-In-Place Brochure (LEPC11-140KB PDF)
2019 Shelter-In-Place Presentation (8MB PDF)
Make Haste SIP Brochure (LEPC6-250KB PPS)
Make Haste SIP Slide Show (LEPC6-4.4MB PPS)
A Practical Guide to a Chemical Emergency
(National Disaster Education Coalition – 80KB PDF)
Shelter-In-Place Flyer with Spanish translation below (LEPC7-60KB PDF)
HazMat Contingency Planning for Miami-Dade Schools (LEPC11-90KB PDF)
A Guide to Contingency Planning for Schools (LEPC11-90KB PDF)
Red Cross Shelter-In-Place with Spanish translation below (90KB PDF)

Pursuant to Section 324 of EPCRA (SARA Title III), the following information is available upon request, from the LEPC:

•  SoFlaLEPC Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan
•  HazMat Chemical Inventory (Tier2) Forms
•  How-to-Comply Handbook

SARA Title III requires that any business using certain hazardous chemicals register with state and local agencies. Penalties for failure to comply are severe. For compliance guidelines or other information, contact Manny Cela, SoFlaLEPC Coordinator.

NOTICE “Pursuant to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), the South Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee (SoFlaLEPC) announces the availability of the following information: Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier2) Forms,, Hazards Analyses for Facilities with Extremely Hazardous Substances, SoFlaLEPC HazMat Emergency Response Plan, How-to-Comply Information for Hazardous Materials Users and other public education materials. To obtain information, please contact your SoFlaLEPC Coordinator Manny Cela at (954) 985-4416 or via email at celam@sfrpc.com.”

Public Availability of Information Notice:

Pursuant to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), the South Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) announces the availability of the following information: Hazardous Chemical Inventory (Tier2) Forms, Hazards Analyses for Facilities with Extremely Hazardous Substances, SoFlaLEPC Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan, How-to-Comply Information for Hazardous Materials Users and other public information materials. To obtain information, please contact the SoFlaLEPC Coordinator at (954)985-4416.

For more information, contact Manny Cela, SoFlaLEPC Coordinator.

Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)

Pursuant to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) are responsible for preparing regional hazardous materials emergency response plans, serve as a repository for regional hazardous materials information and perform outreach functions to increase hazardous materials awareness. LEPC membership consists of local professionals representing occupational categories such as firefighting, law enforcement, emergency management, health, transportation, facility owners and operators and others.

SERC 2018 How to Comply Manual (6MB)

Updated 179-page manual for a facility owner or operator with the reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).

2018 FDEM E-Plan How-to-Comply Presentation (1.5MB)

Download a “How-to-Comply” presentation prepared by the Florida Division of Emergency Management for a training session at the South Florida LEPC on February 6, 2019.

Hazards Analysis Resource Page

Technical guidance, useful links and additional resources regarding the hazards analysis process as conducted in Florida .
Facility Hazards Analysis

A hazards analysis of Section 302 Facilities is conducted at the direction of the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) every other year. The South Florida LEPC is responsible for completing this task for facilities in Monroe County. If you are a Section 302 Facility owner or operator in the Florida Keys and would like to review the information collected for your facility in the past year for omissions or errors, please contact SoFlaLEPC Coordinator Manny Cela (celam@sfrpc.com).
Weblinks

State Fire Marshal

Florida Fire Departments Directory

Florida Fire Departments Listing

County Recycling Programs for Mercury-Containing Items

Miami-Dade County Home Chemical and Waste Electronics Collection Program

Broward County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling

Monroe County Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal