EPCRA tribal guidance

The Washington State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) encourages partnerships between Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and tribal nations. We work with the SERC and tribal governments to implement EPCRA requirements.


Tribal nations have the same responsibilities as states under EPCRA. Some tribes have established their own Tribal Emergency Response Commissions (TERCs), while others have opted to enter into agreements with their neighboring LEPCs.