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State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) exists in order to coordinate emergency planning, training and right-to-know activities with regard to hazardous materials. The SERC was created under Maine law and in accordance with federal law.
The State of Maine has adopted rules allowing the SERC to charge fees to facilities which inventory certain hazardous materials. This creates revenue which supports planning, training and right-to-know activities at the State and local levels.
We invite you to review the statues and rules under which the SERC operates:
- Maine State Statute: State Emergency Response Commission
Subchapter 3-A of Title 37-B MRSA: "Coordination and Administration of the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Reauthorization Act of 1986", with specific provisions for Maine. Section 791 through 806.
- Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
EPA Summary of EPCRA< with links to full text
- Agency Rules: Maine Emergency Management Agency (Chapter 2)
State of Maine rules: Chapter 2 Establishment of Fees for the Reporting of Hazardous Materials