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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

Compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Emergency Response Commission

Also known as:
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Active dates:1987-

Coordinates the implementation in Minnesota of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and may adopt rules. (The laws relate especially to planning for emergencies involving hazardous chemicals.)


"Now a part of Emergency Management." (Source: Public safety pulse, 20 July 1992)

Subordinate to:

The commission consists of twenty-two members, including the commissioners of the Departments of Public Safety, Health, Agriculture, and Pollution Control Agency. The other 18 members (four from outside the metro area) are appointed by the Governor and include one representative each of fire chiefs, professional firefighters, volunteer firefighters, fire marshals, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical personnel, health professionals, wastewater treatment operators, labor, local election officials and emergency managers; three representatives of community groups or the public; and four representatives from business and industry, at least one of whom must represent small business.

Members must file with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Agency heads:

The commission consists of the commissioners of the Department of Public Safety, the Pollution Control Agency, the Department of Health, and the Department of Agriculture.

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1987-2000.
Record last updated: 10/06/2023

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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