Adopted: May 9, 1989
First Revision: May 11, 1995
Second Revision: April 11, 2007
MEMBERSHIP SUBCOMMITTEE BY-LAWS
CHARLESTON COUNTY LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE
MEMBERSHIP MAKEUP / RECRUITING
a. As per
Article III of the Constitution and By-Laws of the
Charleston County Local Emergency Planning Committee,
membership shall be composed of a diverse cross section of
the local population.
number of members from each classification and / or grouping
will be determined by the LEPC upon recommendation by the
c. To ensure
that the LEPC has a broad membership, individuals,
organizations and facilities shall be given the full
privilege to participate, by applying for membership or
Membership information will be available at the Charleston
County Hazardous Materials Office, 4045 Bridge View Drive,
Room C-201, N. Charleston, SC 29405, (843)958-4071 and all
public notification will invite participation by the
requests for membership may be submitted to the Membership
Subcommittee of the LEPC allowing 10 working days, if
possible for review by the Subcommittee. The request for
membership may be presented to the full membership of the
LEPC for action, at the next regularly scheduled LEPC
request for membership is approved, the LEPC Chairperson
will forward the membership approval to the LEPC Secretary
to be added to the roster. An up-dated roster will be
forwarded to the SERC for their records upon request.
The LEPC Membership Subcommittee will at times recruit
additional members to insure that representation, as
required by Article III of the Constitution and By-Laws is
potential candidate for membership will be supplied
information concerning the normal procedures for applying
membership subcommittee will provide the LEPC with an
updated membership roster on a quarterly basis or as needed.
This list will indicate the type of membership the member
membership subcommittee will also be tasked with the
recruiting and nominating candidates for election to vacant
subcommittee will notifiy the Secretary or all applications
being presented to the Committee.
a. Attendance at the scheduled meetings of the LEPC and
subcommittee is a requirement of regular membership.
An alternate member may be nominated (as per Section III)
and may attend in the place of the regular member.
member or his/her alternate misses 3 consectutive LEPC
meetings, or more than 1/3rd of the annual
meetings during a calendar year, the Membership Committee
Chairperson will review the attendance record, validity of
the excuses, and will recommend appropriate action to the
regular member of the LEPC who desires to have one alternate
member from his/her organization shall submit that name in
writing to the Chairman of the LEPC Membership Subcommittee.
absence of the regular member the alternate member may cast
one vote and represent the regular member regarding all
matters that may come before the LEPC. The alternate member
will not function as an official of the LEPC.
Consultants, resource people, technical advisors, etc. are
eligible as associate members if they indicate a willingness
to attend and participate in the business of the LEPC.
request to the Chairperson of the Membership Subcommittee
is required. Associate members may attend on an “as needed
basis” and they will not have any voting rights.
may solicit individuals as associate members.
recommended that visitors or guest of members notify the
Chairperson of the LEPC in advance of their intention to
attend a meeting.
will be asked to identify themselves before meetings begin
and the Chair will recognize and introduce all visitors at
the meetings. Place cards will be provided for attendees
visitor or guest desires to bring an item of business before
the LEPC, it is requested that the item of business be
reduced to writing and be given th the LEPC Chairperson at
least 5 working days before the scheduled LEPC meeting. It
will then be the responsibility of the Chairperson or
Executive Committee, as established by Roberts Rules of
Order, to dtermine how best to proceed with the item of
may be striken from the roles of the Charleston County LEPC
for non-attendance / participation and/or “for cause”.
Membership Subcommittee deems that an individual should be
deleted from LEPC membership, this subject will be brought
to the attention of the individual prior to discussion by
the full membership.
member of the LEPC that is up for removal will be notified
by the LEPC Membership Subcommittee Chairperson at least 14
days in advance of the next regularly scheduled LEPC
next regularly scheduled meeting this motion will be acted
upon by the full membership of the LEPC, if there has been
no response back to the Membership Subcommittee Chairperson.
official decision of the LEPC will be reduced to writing,
and will be mailed to the former member and County Council