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State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

The Oregon SERC is responsible for:

  • Designating Emergency Planning Districts (EPDs) throughout Oregon,
  • Establishing local emergency planning committees (LEPCs) within the EPDs,
  • Appointing membership to the LEPCs,
  • Providing review and comment on local community emergency response plans.
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Oregon Administrative Rule 837-095-0030 established the SERC executive committee, designated emergency planning districts, and Local Emergency Planning Committees. The statute identifies the state fire marshal as the SERC. The SERC executive committee was established to provide input and recommendations to the SERC on activities related to EPCRA.

The SERC executive committee's duties are to advise the SERC on the designation of emergency planning districts and questions regarding the creation or dissolving of LEPCs, be involved with the review of plans developed by LEPCs, support LEPC efforts to implement EPCRA, and assist with hazardous materials training, education, and outreach activities in support of the SERC and LEPCs.

This committee is made up of representatives of the following state agencies, groups, and organizations:

  • Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Oregon State Police
  • Governor's Office
  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Local Emergency Management
  • Oregon Emergency Management Association
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
  • Industry
  • Oregon Fire Chiefs Association
  • Regional Hazardous Material Response Teams
  • Oregon Sheriffs Association
  • Tribes
  • Association of Oregon Counties

SERC Executive Committee Bylaws

Visit the SERC Executive Committee Bylaws to learn more!