2015 KERC Meeting Dates
State 24-hour warning point for HAZMAT Spill Notification
If you need to report a spill in accordance with SARA Title III Section 304 and KRS 39E.190, please contact the Duty Officer at the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center at 800.255.2587 which serves as the twenty-four (24) hour warning point and contact for the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission.
The mission of the KERC is to ensure state, federal, and local hazardous materials planning and preparedness is established, integrated, and mutually supportive. Furthermore the KERC shall guide community readiness across the Commonwealth by increasing the public's knowledge and access to information on hazardous chemicals, thereby increasing the ability to plan, prepare, and respond to a chemical release. The mandatory duties of the KERC are as listed in KRS 39E.040.
Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plans
Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plans, known in Kentucky as TAB Q-7s, developed under the guidance of the KERC must be included in the local emergency operations plan and must emphasize a coordinated response by all local emergency response organizations. Plans must be approved by the commission. LEPCs must annually review and update, where appropriate, each plan and submit revisions to the KERC.
After the KERC approves a plan developed by a LEPC, emergency response organizations of each city, county, urban-county government, and charter county government must respond in a manner consistent with those plans.