(970) 244-3500

The Mesa County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) works with the community to identify industrial hazardous materials and keep the community informed of the potential risk. All companies that have certain types and quantities of hazardous chemicals must report annually to the LEPC through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reporting system. If the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires your company to keep a Safety Data Sheet (SDS, formerly Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS) on file for any chemicals stored or used in the workplace, and the chemical(s) is stored in quantities equal to or greatest than the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) for that chemical, then you must report it. The public is encouraged to participate in the process. For more information about the Mesa County LEPC, contact the Mesa County Emergency Services Division at (970) 244-1763.

Meeting Schedule

The Mesa County LEPC meets on the second Thursday of every month from 12:00-1:00 pm. The LEPC meetings are held in the board room at Ute Water Conservancy District located at 2190 H 1/4 Road in Grand Junction.

Online Resources

Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA)

EPCRA Requirements

EPA Region 8 Support

National Response Team (NRT) Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Guidance

Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment

Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO)


Tier II Reporting

Please submit your Tier II reports to the State through the Colorado Environmental Online Services (CEOS) website.

Yes. Facilities which store, use or manufacture hazardous materials at or above specified quantities are required to annually report these materials. Information on materials stored at a specific facility in Mesa County may be obtained by filing a written request with the Hazardous Materials Coordinator of the Grand Junction Fire Department at 330 South 6th Street in Grand Junction.

The Mesa County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility is located at the Mesa County Landfill, 3071 Highway 50, Grand Junction. The Mesa County HHW Collection Program accepts the following materials, free of charge, from Mesa County residents:

Used motor oil antifreeze automotive products paints solvents wood stains
pesticides insecticides herbicides spa and pool chemicals household cleaners garden and hobby products
household and auto batteries old gasoline aerosol cans gun powder syringes  

The Mesa County HHW collection facility will not accept ammunition, radioactive materials, or bio-hazards.

The Mesa County HHW Collection Facility also provides a safe and affordable disposal and recycling option for small businesses which are Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators [CESQG] in Mesa County. This program is fee based and will require each CESQG to register with the Mesa County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program. For more information please call (970) 257-9336 or (970) 256-9543 or visit Mesa County Solid Wast Management - Hazardous Waste Collction Facility

The committee regularly conducts reviews of facilities in Mesa County which store, manufacture and use hazardous materials. With the facility operator's participation, the Committee considers:

  • the impact of a hazardous material release
  • in place emergency procedures
  • the anticipated actions of emergency response agencies

The committee also discusses transportation of hazardous materials in Mesa County amongst other outreach and education topics.

Call 911.

Yes. You are welcome to attend but please call to confirm the meeting time.

The Mesa County LEPC typically meets on the second Thursday of each month from

  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Red Cross Annex (5th and Gunnison Avenue)

Hazardous Materials Plan


Contact us

E-mail the Committee - Lepc@mesacounty.us

Mesa County LEPC
C/O Mesa County Emergency Management
Department 5016
P.O. Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5001

Ben Hoffman - Co-Chairperson

Water Treatment Plant Superintendent
Ute Water Conservancy District
Email bhoffman@utewater.org
Phone (970)  464-5563

Horace Sessions - Co-Chairperson

Environmental Compliance Engineer
Email egalh@acsol.net
Phone: (970) 434-9824

Nikki Dalpiaz - Secretary-Treasurer

HR / Risk Specialist
Ute Conservancy District
Email: ndalpiaz@utewater.org
Phone: (970) 242-7491