Kentucky Emergency Response Commission


Kentucky has adopted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) into law through Kentucky Revised Statues (KRS) 39E and the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) found in 106 KAR Chapter 1. EPCRA requires that every State have a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). In Kentucky, the SERC is known as the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission (KERC). 

The KERC was established to:
* Implement all provisions related to hazardous substances;
* Develop policies related to the response of state and local governments to releases of hazardous substances;
* Develop standards for planning for these events;
* Develop reporting requirements for hazardous substances;
* Provide information to the public concerning hazardous substances in the community;
* Develop training requirements; and 
* Develop requirements for local governments and covered facilities to exercise plans related to hazardous substance response.

For more information on the laws and regulations governing the implementation of EPCRA in Kentucky, consult KRS 39E and 106 KAR Chapter 1 at the Kentucky Legislature website at


800-BL, KERC Bylaws VERSION 12 - KERCDownload
KERC Newsletter April 2024Download
KERC Newsletter Feb. 2024Download
     The bi-monthly KERC meeting will be 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 
at the
UPS Worldport
802 Flight Training Center Grade Lane
Louisville, KY 40213​
 ​​at 10:00 AM and Video Teleconference(VTC),
Media and members of the public who wish to attend in-person or by VTC, please read the ​KERC Media Advisory for May 22 2024.pdf​ for more information and how to request a VTC link.

Upcoming Meeting 
July 17, 2024​ at
Kentucky State Police Headquarters, VTC
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

 Contact David Davis
KERC Program Manager
Lori Hill


The KERC shall make available to the public, upon request, all information not protected from release to the general public as a trade secret under federal law.

106 KAR Links​
Kentucky Emergency Response Commission