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​Upcoming SERC Events

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State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Meetinghttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Lists/Calendar Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=22State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) MeetingThe State Emergency Response Commission will hold a public meeting on October 26, 2017 at CalOES Headquarters.10/26/2017 8:30:00 PM10/26/2017 11:00:00 PM3650 Schriever Ave Mather, CA 95655 Multipurpose Rooms 1 & 2<p>​The State Emergency Response Commission will hold a public meeting on October 26, 2017 at CalOES Headquarters.</p>{D06A4CA1-3B1A-4C5C-9CD5-14F17B67A91E}GP0|#8956b78c-ade5-4aa1-b9a6-2981aed508bc;L0|#08956b78c-ade5-4aa1-b9a6-2981aed508bc|Fire & Rescue;GTSet|#35129ea4-2b69-4523-92bc-aa23dc2aa4fb0x0100E06C2D919CFD734A97280E79E87DD00B0101000BEFB8DAF9062147909BB37E58F5E3B822

​Previous SERC Meeting Information

Files from previous SERC meetings can be found in the SERC Documents section below, or on the HazMat Publications web page.

Introduction

The federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) contains specific directives for state governments for the implementation of EPCRA at the state level.  The EPCRA program as it applies to California was promulgated in the state Health and Safety Code, Title 19, and in Executive Orders.  The federal EPCRA program is implemented and administered in California by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), six Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), and 83 Unified Program Agencies (UPAs). Cal OES provides staff support to the SERC and the LEPCs.

The SERC directives and membership are specified in Executive Order W-40-93.

The California SERC (also known as the Chemical Emergency Planning and Response Commission (CEPRC)) oversees implementation of EPCRA in California through the following responsibilities:

  • By establishing the emergency planning districts the same as the Cal OES Mutual Aid Regions.
  • Appointing 6 LEPCs one for each planning district and supervising and coordinating their activities.
  • Establishing procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public for hazardous materials information, as administered by Cal OES and UPAs.
  • Receiving disclosure notification from facilities handling hazardous materials when they are subject to EPCRA requirements, as administered by Cal OES and UPAs. Click on the following link for Spill Notification information.
  • Notifying the U.S. EPA Administrator of facilities subject to EPCRA requirements, as administered by Cal OES.
  • Reviewing emergency response plans and make recommendations necessary to ensure coordination with emergency response plans of other emergency planning jurisdictions, as administered by Cal OES. 

 The SERC Chair is the Director of Cal OES: The SERC address is:

State Emergency Response Commission
c/o California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Hazardous Materials Section
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, CA  95655

(916) 845-8798

The SERC Mission is to coordinate and supervise implementation of EPCRA within California including federal programs to prevent, mitigate, and enhance response to hazardous material emergencies and ensure public availability of appropriate chemical information as prescribed by law.

 

SDS/Tier II

The federal equivalent to the Business Plan program is the EPCRA 311/312 reporting requirements. Owners and operators are required to prepare and have available Safety Data Sheets (SDS) under the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard and must submit an inventory of their hazardous chemicals to the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), Local Emergency Preparedness Committee (LEPC), and the local fire department annually on March 1st. This requirement is achieved through compliance with the Business Plan program. Contact your local CUPA for compliance and questions.

 

SERC Contact Information

Brian Abeel, Senior Emergency Services Coordinator

Hazardous Materials Section

Phone: (916) 845-8768 / FAX: (916) 845-8734

brian.abeel@caloes.ca.gov

​SERC Documents

 

 

Bagley-Keene Act 2004http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/BagleyKeene2004_ada.pdfBagley-Keene Act 2004A guide to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act of 2004. This act covers all boards and commissions - 2004HazMat - SERC4/14/2015 2:51:54 PM
Cal OES Community Right-to-Know (CRtK) Guidehttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CRtK_Feb2012_EXT.pdfCal OES Community Right-to-Know (CRtK) GuideA booklet intended to assist the public with learning about what CRtK laws are and how they can benefit from them - February 2012HazMat - SERC4/14/2015 3:00:06 PM
Cal OES LEPC Regions Maphttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES_LEPC_Regions.pdfCal OES LEPC Regions MapMap of California showing the LEPC, Administrative, and Mutual Aid regions - November 2014HazMat - SERC4/14/2015 2:53:57 PM
Executive Order 13650http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/EO 13560 Fact Sheet-20140606.pdfExecutive Order 13650Executive Order 13650 - Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security signed by President Obama on August 1, 2013.HazMat - SERC4/14/2015 3:13:02 PM
Executive Order 13650 - U.S. EPA Status Reporthttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/EO 13650 EPA Actions RMs June 2014.pdfExecutive Order 13650 - U.S. EPA Status ReportU.S. EPA Status Report to the President un Executive Order 13650 - Improving Chemical Facility Safety & Security - June 2014HazMat - SERC4/14/2015 3:31:27 PM
Executive Order 13650 - Final Reporthttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/EO 13650 Final Chemical Status Report.pdfExecutive Order 13650 - Final ReportExecutive Order 13650 - Actions to improve chemical facility safety and security - Final report to the President HazMat - SERC4/14/2015 3:31:57 PM
Executive Order D-63-87http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/Executive Order D-63-87.pdfExecutive Order D-63-87Executive Order D-63-87 that establishes a Chemical Emergency Planning and Response Commission for the purpose of implementing the federal SARA Title III program. Signed by California Governor Deukmejian on March 20, 1987HazMat - SERC4/14/2015 3:05:09 PM
Executive Order W-40-93http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/Executive Order W-40-93.pdfExecutive Order W-40-93Executive Order W-40-93 - Establishes a SERC that coordinates and supervises implementation of federal EPCRA within California. Signed by Governor Wilson on January 26, 1993.HazMat - SERC4/14/2015 3:12:00 PM
SERC Mission Statementhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC Mission Statement 20001113.pdfSERC Mission StatementState Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Mission Statement adopted on November 13, 2000HazMat - SERC4/14/2015 3:20:31 PM
SERC 062713 - 01 - SERC Agenda 06272013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 01 - SERC Agenda 06272013.pdfSERC 062713 - 01 - SERC Agenda 06272013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:43:09 PM
SERC 062713 - 02 - US EPA Recovene Letter - June2013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 02 - US EPA Reconvene Letter - June2013.pdfSERC 062713 - 02 - US EPA Recovene Letter - June2013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:43:20 PM
SERC 062713 - 03 - Executive Order W-40-93 - Jan1993http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 03 - Executive Order W-40-93 - Jan1993.pdfSERC 062713 - 03 - Executive Order W-40-93 - Jan1993HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:43:30 PM
SERC 062713 - 04 - Bagley Keene Act - 2004http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 04 - Bagley Keene Act - 2004.pdfSERC 062713 - 04 - Bagley Keene Act - 2004HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:43:55 PM
SERC 062713 - 05 - HMRT Presentation - Nov2011http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 05 - HMRT Presentation - Nov2011.pdfSERC 062713 - 05 - HMRT Presentation - Nov2011HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:44:06 PM
SERC 062713 - 06 - HMEP Presentation - Jun2013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 06 - HMEP Presentation - Jun2013.pdfSERC 062713 - 06 - HMEP Presentation - Jun2013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:44:17 PM
SERC 062713 - 07 - 2013-14 FGAS Signed - Mar2013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 07 - 2013-14 FGAS Signed - Mar2013.pdfSERC 062713 - 07 - 2013-14 FGAS Signed - Mar2013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:44:38 PM
SERC 062713 - 08 - LEPC Websites - Jun2013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 08 - LEPC Websites - Jun2013.pdfSERC 062713 - 08 - LEPC Websites - Jun2013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:44:50 PM
SERC 062713 - 09 - US EPA Update - Jun2013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 09 - US EPA Update - Jun2013.pdfSERC 062713 - 09 - US EPA Update - Jun2013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:40:22 PM
SERC 062713 - 10 - Executive Order D-63-87 - Mar1987http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 10 - Executive Order D-63-87 - Mar1987.pdfSERC 062713 - 10 - Executive Order D-63-87 - Mar1987HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:40:30 PM
SERC 062713 - 11 - SERC Rules and Regs - Jun2013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 11 - SERC Rules and Regs - Jun2013.pdfSERC 062713 - 11 - SERC Rules and Regs - Jun2013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:45:30 PM
SERC 062713 - 12 - SERC Mission Statement - Nov2000http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - 12 - SERC Mission Statement - Nov2000.pdfSERC 062713 - 12 - SERC Mission Statement - Nov2000HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:45:40 PM
SERC 062713 - Approved Meeting Minuteshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 062713 - Approved Meeting Minutes.pdfSERC 062713 - Approved Meeting MinutesHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201306275/12/2016 4:40:54 PM
SERC 103113 - 01 - SERC Agenda 10312013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 01 - SERC Agenda 10312013.pdfSERC 103113 - 01 - SERC Agenda 10312013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:03:43 PM
SERC 103113 - 02 - Draft SERC Meeting Minutes 06272013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 02 - Draft SERC Meeting Minutes 06272013.pdfSERC 103113 - 02 - Draft SERC Meeting Minutes 06272013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:03:58 PM
SERC 103113 - 03A - SERC LEPC Membership Bylawshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 03A - SERC LEPC Membership Bylaws.pdfSERC 103113 - 03A - SERC LEPC Membership BylawsHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:05:07 PM
SERC 103113 - 03B - SERC LEPC Laws Regshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 03B - SERC LEPC Laws Regs.pdfSERC 103113 - 03B - SERC LEPC Laws RegsHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:05:30 PM
SERC 103113 - 04 - Executive Order D-63-87http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 04 - Executive Order D-63-87.pdfSERC 103113 - 04 - Executive Order D-63-87HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:05:54 PM
SERC 103113 - 05 - Executive Order W-40-93http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 05 - Executive Order W-40-93.pdfSERC 103113 - 05 - Executive Order W-40-93HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:06:21 PM
SERC 103113 - 06 - CA State Gov Orgcharthttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 06 - CA State Gov Orgchart.pdfSERC 103113 - 06 - CA State Gov OrgchartHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:11:17 PM
SERC 103113 - 07 - State Strategic Plan 102313http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 07 - State Strategic Plan 102313.pdfSERC 103113 - 07 - State Strategic Plan 102313HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:10:57 PM
SERC 103113 - 08 - SERC Mission Statement 113000-12-7http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 08 - SERC Mission Statement 113000-12-7.pdfSERC 103113 - 08 - SERC Mission Statement 113000-12-7HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:10:37 PM
SERC 103113 - 09 - SERC Charter 10082013 V3http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 09 - SERC Charter 10082013 V3.pdfSERC 103113 - 09 - SERC Charter 10082013 V3HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:10:15 PM
SERC 103113 - 10 - LEPC Mission Statement 110590-11http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 10 - LEPC Mission Statement 110590-11.pdfSERC 103113 - 10 - LEPC Mission Statement 110590-11HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:09:55 PM
SERC 103113 - 11 - LEPC Membership Listinghttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 11 - LEPC Membership Listing.pdfSERC 103113 - 11 - LEPC Membership ListingHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:09:33 PM
SERC 103113 - 12 - BagleyKeene2004_adahttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 12 - BagleyKeene2004_ada.pdfSERC 103113 - 12 - BagleyKeene2004_adaHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:09:10 PM
SERC 103113 - 13 - Legal Presentation FINALhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 13 - Legal Presentation FINAL.pdfSERC 103113 - 13 - Legal Presentation FINALHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:08:47 PM
SERC 103113 - 14 - HMEP Update_SERC_Oct2013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 14 - HMEP Update_SERC_Oct2013.pdfSERC 103113 - 14 - HMEP Update_SERC_Oct2013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:08:26 PM
SERC 103113 - 15 - SERC High Speed Rail Presentationhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 15 - SERC High Speed Rail Presentation.pdfSERC 103113 - 15 - SERC High Speed Rail PresentationHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:08:05 PM
SERC 103113 - 16 - SERC OLD BUSINESS 082013 ACTION FOLLOWUP ITEMShttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 16 - SERC OLD BUSINESS 082013 ACTION FOLLOWUP ITEMS.pdfSERC 103113 - 16 - SERC OLD BUSINESS 082013 ACTION FOLLOWUP ITEMSHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:07:36 PM
SERC 103113 - 17 - POTENTIAL SERC MEETING CALENDAR 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 17 - POTENTIAL SERC MEETING CALENDAR 2014.pdfSERC 103113 - 17 - POTENTIAL SERC MEETING CALENDAR 2014HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:07:06 PM
SERC 103113 - 18 - USEPA Calif SERC Update Oct2013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - 18 - USEPA Calif SERC Update Oct2013.pdfSERC 103113 - 18 - USEPA Calif SERC Update Oct2013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 3:06:43 PM
SERC 103113 - Approved Meeting Minuteshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 103113 - Approved Meeting Minutes.pdfSERC 103113 - Approved Meeting MinutesHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201310315/19/2015 4:25:47 PM
SERC 06122014 - 01 - SERC Agenda 06122014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 06122014 - 01 - SERC Agenda 06122014.pdfSERC 06122014 - 01 - SERC Agenda 06122014HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201406125/19/2015 3:15:17 PM
SERC 06122014 - 02 - SERC Meeting Draft Minutes 10312013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 06122014 - 02 - SERC Meeting Draft Minutes 10312013.pdfSERC 06122014 - 02 - SERC Meeting Draft Minutes 10312013HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201406125/19/2015 3:18:18 PM
SERC 06122014 - 03 - Federal SERC Responsibilities and how they are implemented in California 02272014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 06122014 - 03 - Federal SERC Responsibilities and how they are implemented in California 02272014.pdfSERC 06122014 - 03 - Federal SERC Responsibilities and how they are implemented in California 02272014HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201406125/19/2015 3:18:28 PM
SERC 06122014 - 04I - LEPC Elected Membershttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 06122014 - 04I - LEPC Elected Members.pdfSERC 06122014 - 04I - LEPC Elected MembersHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201406125/19/2015 3:18:39 PM
SERC 06122014 - 04II - LEPC II Elected Members 042414http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 06122014 - 04II - LEPC II Elected Members 042414.pdfSERC 06122014 - 04II - LEPC II Elected Members 042414HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201406125/19/2015 3:18:49 PM
SERC 06122014 - 04III - LEPC III Elected Membership 04242014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 06122014 - 04III - LEPC III Elected Membership 04242014.pdfSERC 06122014 - 04III - LEPC III Elected Membership 04242014HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201406125/19/2015 3:18:59 PM
SERC 06122014 - 04IV - LEPC IV Elected Members 04232014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 06122014 - 04IV - LEPC IV Elected Members 04232014.pdfSERC 06122014 - 04IV - LEPC IV Elected Members 04232014HazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201406125/19/2015 3:19:22 PM
SERC 06122014 - 04V - LEPC V Elected Membershttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/SERC 06122014 - 04V - LEPC V Elected Members.pdfSERC 06122014 - 04V - LEPC V Elected MembersHazMat - SERC - Meetings - 201406125/19/2015 3:19:32 PM

 

 

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