WRPC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING FOR MAY
District 5 Local Emergency Planning Committee
Hazardous Material Emergency Plan, 2012
The District 5 LEPC HMEP plan for 2012 has been completed and sent to the State. To view a copy of the Plan, you can view by clicking on this link: Please see the District 5 LEPC HMEP plan 2012.pdf
Division of Strategic Business Development
Regional Stakeholders Forum
On March 2, 2012, representatives from around the Withlacoochee Region participated in the Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) Division of Strategic Business Development Regional Stakeholders Forum in Gainesville. This Forum was one of several being held around the State of Florida as part of the process for creating a new Statewide Strategic Plan for Economic Development.
Hundreds of individuals representing job creation partners and planners from local governments; local and regional economic development organizations; other local, state, federal, and international community and economic development entities; workforce and talent development entities; the business community; educational institutions; and others from the public participated. The overall purpose of these Forums is to review and prioritize goals, objectives and strategies for implementation by state government that would assist Florida's regions with economic development and job creation with the final intent to gather insights related to the creation of Florida's 2012-2017 Statewide Strategic Plan for Economic Development.
Preparing the Region for Disasters!
The Florida Division of Emergency Management embarked on a project uniting all 11 Regional Planning Councils within the state of Florida in a common goal of coordinating safe and efficient evacuation in all types of disasters. This project is known as the Statewide Regional Evacuation Study Program (SRESP).
The first phase of the Study consisted of a Demographic and Land Use Analysis, Hazards Analysis, Behavioral Analysis, Critical Facility Inventories, Shelter Analysis, and Regional Evacuation Transportation Networks.
The second phase of the Study consists of a Vulnerability Analysis, Evacuation Population and Vulnerability Analysis, Transportation Analysis, and Emergency Management Toolkit. A Storm Tide Atlas and Depth Analysis Atlas were also created for each county within inundation.
To view completed SRESP documents, please go to the Evacuation Planning Section of this website.
For further information, contact Lauren Yeatter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Availability of "Shelter In Place" Education
from the District 5 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
The District 5 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is pleased to continue the availability of Shelter In Place education. This education teaches a method used to protect yourself and your family in the event of a release of hazardous materials. Typically, a release will be in a gaseous or vapor form which can easily cover a large area versus a liquid form that will be isolated. A release could be from a static location (e.g. a facility which stores hazardous materials) or from a vehicle or railroad accident. The information is designed to bring awareness of an individual's surroundings, appropriate response and protective measures as well as information on personal safety.
LEPC staff is available to present both electronic media and static display materials to groups who wish to receive this educational opportunity. For more information, or if you have questions regarding this subject, you may wish to view some of the following links, or feel free to contact Michael Arnold at 352/732-1315 extension 228 or at MArnold@wrpc.cc.
What is the Local Emergency Planning Committee?
What is "Shelter In Place"?
View a PowerPoint Presentation on Shelter In Place
Lending an EAR to Local Governments
The WRPC is currently working on several EARs (Evaluation and Appraisal Reports) and EAR Based Amendments for Local Governments in our region. EAR Based Amendments for Inverness and Brooksville are nearing completion. EARs for Chiefland, Inglis and Williston are ongoing. Each EAR requires a series of public meetings and takes approximately one year to complete. For further information, including scheduling WRPC assistance with future EARs and EAR Based Amendments, contact Bruce Day our Planning Director at 352/732-1315 ext. 230 or email@example.com
Planning Services to Local Governments
An important part of the WRPC mission is to provide planning services to our local communities. The Council currently has ongoing projects with many of our local governments for preparation of land development regulation modifications, site plan review, visioning, GIS services, landscape guidelines, architectural design standards, and many other growth management related activities. For further information contact Bruce Day at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2010 Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council (WRPC) Regional Directory is now available for download, simply go to the Documents section and select Regional Directory.
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