About Us

The State Emergency Response Commission's (SERC) mission is to carry out duties as required under federal Public Law 99-499, Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, commonly known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) or SARA Title III and Connecticut General Statutes, Section 22a-600 through 22a-611, as amended.  EPCRA creates a network for emergency planning and ensures that the public has access to the community information and resources necessary to prepare for and protect themselves from releases of hazardous or toxic substances.

The SERC membership is comprised of eighteen individuals who represent the interests of state and local government, emergency services, public protection, industry, and the environment.  The SERC operates within the structure of its Bylaws (PDF, 84K). 

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, (DEEP) manages chemical information and notifications from facilities that use or store hazardous chemicals, or that experience an emergency release of a hazardous substance.  In addition, the DEEP provides technical and administrative support to the SERC.

For further information, please refer to the SERC Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know presentation (PDF) or contact the SERC Administrator by phone at 860-424-3373 or by email to DEEP.CTEPCRA@ct.gov.

Content Last Updated on November 9, 2023.