State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) was established in
1987 in compliance with the federal Emergency Planning and
Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) which is a stand-alone law
passed as part of the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization
Act (SARA) and is found as SARA Title III.
SERC consists of fourteen members appointed by the
Governor representing state and local government
organizations, private industry, and general public.
The mission of the SERC is, "Protect the citizens of
the State of Nevada against the negative effects of
functions of the SERC include: coordinate and
supervise the activities of the Local Emergency Planning
Committees (LEPCs); ensure each LEPC has an approved
Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan; collect
chemical inventory reports; provide funds through
grants, and process requests from the public for