The Cabell/Wayne Local Emergency Planning Committee (C/WLEPC) was appointed in August 1987 by the WV State Emergency Response Commission (WVSERC) upon nomination by the County Commissioners of Cabell and Wayne Counties. The C/WLEPC became acquainted with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) also known as SARA-Title III. It addressed the problems of providing information to potential Covered Facilities, and identifying as many Covered Facilities as possible. It organized itself and adopted basic operating policies in keeping with the EPCRA. A consultant was retained for up to 20 hours/month to provide professional staff support.