State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)

On Oct. 17, 1986, the "Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986" (SARA) was enacted, containing new provisions for emergency planning and community right-to-know. Among these provisions is one which requires the governor of each state to appoint a State Emergency Response Commission.

The Wyoming SERC was created April 17, 1987 through Executive Order 1987-3. In 2004, the Wyoming State Legislature passed the Wyoming Emergency Response Act. One of the provisions of this act was to establish the SERC in statute and expand their roles and responsibilities.

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

SERC Bylaws (pdf)

Planning District Rules (pdf)


On June 4, 2019, the EPA Administrator signed a final rule amending emergency release notification regulations under EPCRA. The amendments clarify that reporting of air emissions from animal waste at farms is not required under EPCRA. (Read more.)



Jim Wamsley, Chair, Representing Fire Services

Mark Pepper, Co-Chair, Representing Local Government

Clair Anderson, Representing Trucking

Chad Bade, Representing University of Wyoming

Senator Eric Barlow, Representing Legislature

Aimee Binning, Representing Manufacturing

Ivy Castleberry, Representing Media

John Cattles, Representing Mining

David Fairbanks, Representing Medical Field

Clinton Glick, Representing E. Shoshone

Jeffrey Hankins, Representing Railroad

Dale Heggum, Representing the Department of Agriculture

Andrew Kopp, Representing Law Enforcement

Kenneth Maston, Representing Emergency Medical Services

Byron Mathews, Representing State Fire Marshal

Vacant, Representing Energy

KC Ramsey, Representing WyDoT

Sheryl Roub, Representing Department of Health

William Shank, Representing Public

Harvey Spoonhunter, Representing N. Arapahoe

Jeanine West, Representing Emergency Management/Homeland Security

Paul "PJ" Wilber, Representing Department of Environmental Quality


Ensure the protection of the residents of Wyoming from the effects of Hazardous Materials including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives by leveraging local, state, federal, tribal and private partnerships.


Through rules, oversight and sustained funding: Fulfill the statutory requirements of the SERC by increasing Hazmat education, Tier II and spill reporting, continuing education and training and outreach programs to all SERC partners and stakeholders.


Among the SERC's duties are the following:

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