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.)



Dale Heggem, Chair, Representing Department of Agriculture

Mark Pepper, Co-Chair, Representing Local Government

Clair Anderson, Representing Trucking

Aimee Binning, Representing Manufacturing

John Cattles, Representing Mining

David Fairbanks, Representing Medical Field

Clinton Glick, Representing E. Shoshone

Jeffrey Hankins, Representing Railroad

Taylor Jones, Representing Public

Kenneth Maston, Representing Emergency Medical Services

Byron Mathews, Representing State Fire Marshal

Enden Nelson, Representing Energy

Sheryl Roub, Representing Department of Health

Senator Tim Salazar, Representing Legislature

Mike Samp, Representing University of Wyoming

Harvey Spoonhunter, Representing N. Arapahoe

Jim Wamsley, Representing Fire Services

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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