KERC Mission

The mission of the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission (KERC) is to ensure local, state, and federal 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.