State Emergency Response Commission

The Washington State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) contains representatives from state agencies, local agencies, and private industries. 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.

Tribal nations

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

Additional information on SERC activities is available from the Military Department.

SERC membership list

Select from the following sections to view member information listed by agency, association, or industry.
EMC & Washington Fire Chiefs Association Department of Agriculture Department of Ecology Department of Health Department of Labor and Industries Department of Transportation Local Emergency Manager Local Emergency Planning Committee Military Department Private Industry Transportation Industry Washington State Patrol

Support staff

Deputy State Fire Marshal SERC Administrator HazMat and LEPC Program Assistant State EPCRA Coordinator