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Factors Influencing the Activity and Perceived Effectiveness of Virginia Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)
Unformatted Document Text:  classified as proactive suggesting no relationship with perceived effectiveness. The results from a binary logistic regression also show no relationship between perceived effectiveness and either the number of facilities or LEPC type. The overall model was not significant (p = .818). We also gathered qualitative data in our survey asking the members of relatively active LEPCs why it was effective or ineffective. For those responding that they were effective, the two most commonly cited reasons were: the participation of dedicated, motivated members and the ability to collaborate and communicate. Respondents mentioned specific groups of members that helped make the LEPC effective with government employees (emergency coordinators, emergency responders, etc.) and industry participants recognized often. A few respondents emphasized the participation of community members. Certain types of collaboration and communication also were highlighted: regional coordination between governments, departmental coordination within a government, and external communication with the community and industry. In addition to these two main themes, respondents listed other explanations for why their LEPC was effective. Several listed accomplishments with planning, training, and completing exercises. Other factors mentioned by multiple respondents include meetings and solid leadership, specifically from the chair. Also of interest, the scope of the LEPC appeared. Some felt expanding this to address all-hazards contributed to effectiveness while another respondent felt they were effective due to compliance with statutory requirements. The remaining explanations occurred infrequently: history of being active, subcommittee structure, hazard mitigation efforts, data collection efforts, increased threats in the area, and the small community. 20

Authors: Templeton, Jill. and Kirk, Gary.
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classified as proactive suggesting no relationship with perceived effectiveness. The
results from a binary logistic regression also show no relationship between perceived
effectiveness and either the number of facilities or LEPC type. The overall model was not
significant (p = .818).
We also gathered qualitative data in our survey asking the members of relatively
active LEPCs why it was effective or ineffective. For those responding that they were
effective, the two most commonly cited reasons were: the participation of dedicated,
motivated members and the ability to collaborate and communicate. Respondents
mentioned specific groups of members that helped make the LEPC effective with
government employees (emergency coordinators, emergency responders, etc.) and
industry participants recognized often. A few respondents emphasized the participation of
community members. Certain types of collaboration and communication also were
highlighted: regional coordination between governments, departmental coordination
within a government, and external communication with the community and industry.
In addition to these two main themes, respondents listed other explanations for
why their LEPC was effective. Several listed accomplishments with planning, training,
and completing exercises. Other factors mentioned by multiple respondents include
meetings and solid leadership, specifically from the chair. Also of interest, the scope of
the LEPC appeared. Some felt expanding this to address all-hazards contributed to
effectiveness while another respondent felt they were effective due to compliance with
statutory requirements. The remaining explanations occurred infrequently: history of
being active, subcommittee structure, hazard mitigation efforts, data collection efforts,
increased threats in the area, and the small community.
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