Region 8 Preparedness Unit Information
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The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was created to help communities plan for emergencies involving hazardous substances. EPCRA has four major provisions: one deals with emergency planning and three deal with chemical reporting.
EPCRA local emergency planning requirements stipulate that every community in the United States must be part of a comprehensive emergency response plan. Facilities are required to participate in the planning process.
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) oversee the implementation of EPCRA requirements in each stat
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) work to understand chemical hazards in the community, develop emergency plans in case of an accidental release, and look for ways to prevent chemical accidents. LEPCs are made up of emergency management agencies, responders, industry and the public.