Massachusetts State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

The SERC is a multi-agency working group with a focus on coordinating hazardous materials planning and training efforts

The SERC is broadly charged with implementing the U.S. EPA's Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) statute and mitigating the effects of a release or spill of hazardous materials. The sections below provide additional information about the SERC's programs.

SERC Registration

Registering with the SERC is an important first step for local and regional emergency planning committees. Registration facilitates access to planning, training, and exercises that will assist communities in complying with the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act. 

Local and regional emergency planning committees can register with the SERC here.

Learn about Tier II Reporting to the SERC

Facilities covered by the EPCRA reporting requirements must submit Tier II reports to their: Emergency Planning Committee (EPC), their Local Fire Department, and the SERC annually.

The Massachusetts SERC requires Tier II report filers to submit reports via the Tier II Manager System. Filers must contact their Local Fire Department and EPC regarding their respective reporting requirements.

For contact information for LEPCs and REPCs, see "Local (LEPC) and Regional (REPC) Emergency Planning Committee Contact Information" section below.

Additional Resources

Local (LEPC) and Regional (REPC) Emergency Planning Committee Contact Information

If you are looking for your Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) or Regional Emergency Planning Committee (REPC) point-of-contact, please contact your local Emergency Management Director using the link below.

Additional Resources

SERC Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Approved agendas and meeting minutes are provided below

Additional Resources

SERC Procedures and By-Laws

SERC Procedures (English, DOC 44 KB)

SERC Bylaws (English, DOC 51 KB)

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