The goal of the Williamson County Local Emergency Planning Committee is to meet the requirements passed down from the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986, Title III. The LEPC hosts quarterly meetings to discuss agenda items revolving around public access to information on hazardous chemicals and facility reporting requirements. LEPC members include a variety of partners from different backgrounds and involvement, such as the Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, the Williamson County Hazardous Materials Response team, and local representatives from facilities in the county. Each of the members involved all work together to ensure the requirements are met for the county as well as promote better planning and response to chemical incidents.
In the fall of 1986, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and SARA Title III were enacted in response to the toxic chemical release disaster that occurred in Bhopal, India. The LEPC was made responsible for development and implementation at the local level of the plans required by the above legislature.
The LEPC has no annual budget due to being an "unfunded mandate." Thus, the LEPC relies on grants for support.