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State Emergency Response Commissions

The Governor of each state has designated a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) that is responsible for implementing the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) provisions within its state. The SERC's duties include:

  • Establishing procedures for receiving and processing public requests for information collected under EPCRA
  • Reviewing local emergency response plans
  • Designating local emergency planning districts
  • Appointing a Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) for each district
  • Supervising the activities of the LEPC

Find your SERC