EPCRA tribal guidance

We work with the Washington State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and tribal governments to implement the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

SERC encourages partnerships between Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and tribal nations.

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.