The Washington State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) contains representatives from state agencies, local agencies, and private industries. The Department of Ecology, Washington State Patrol, and the Military Department have specific responsibilities under Chapter 118-40 WAC
The SERC was established to:
- Implement the provisions of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).
- Designate and oversee Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs).
- Facilitate preparation and implementation of emergency planning and preparedness.