Category: Utah State Emergency Response Commission

Advisory Committee: Utah State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

The SERC established an advisory committee to allow for a greater diversity of input into SERC decisions. As provided by Utah Administrative Rule R698-5-3 the State Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response Commission Advisory Committee’s duties are to provide direction to the SERC in the following matters: The creation, modification or dissolving of Local Emergency Planning Committees …

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History, Duties, and Activities: Utah State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

History In 1986 Congress, in response to a chemical disaster in Bhopal, India and a series of smaller chemical incidents in the United States, enacted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). The objectives of EPCRA are to: Establish a state and local chemical emergency response planning structure. Require the immediate reporting of hazardous …

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Utah State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

In response to EPCRA planning requirements, the Utah legislature enacted the Hazardous Chemical Emergency Planning and Information Act, which established the “Hazardous Chemical Emergency Response Commission” and authorized the Commission to carry out all EPCRA requirements. The Commission is composed of representatives from the Utah Department of Public Safety, and the Department of Environmental Quality. …

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