State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Tier II Information Requests
Tier II reporting requires reports be submitted for specific facilities and that each specific facility be identified by name and physical address; therefore, pursuant to 40 CFR370.30(c), a request for Tier II information must likewise identify a specific facility.
When requesting Tier II information a requisite statement of need must accompany the request.
Historical Tier II Information
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.
Among the SERC's duties are the following:
- Designate local emergency planning districts within the state and appoint a local emergency planning committee (LEPC) to serve each of the districts;
- Coordinate and supervise activities of the local committees;
- Review local emergency response plans annually; and
- Receive all chemical release notifications and inventory reports.
Tier II documents are now available for download:
Electronic filing cover sheet:
Microsoft Word format
Electronic Tier Two instructions:
Microsoft Word Format
SERC Planning District Rules
Tier II Facility Filing Information (New SERC Policies)
Wyoming is requesting facilities to use Tier2 Submit (forms are above) and submit electronically:
The Wyoming State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) will not accept the American Petroleum Institute (API) "list of generic oil & gas industry chemical list" when reporting chemicals. Please be specific on chemical amounts in pounds and gallons when reporting. The Wyoming SERC encourages facilities to report the facility location in longitude and latitude to assist local first responders.
In addition to the electronic submission file from Tier2 Submit, the Wyoming SERC requests a completed electronic cover sheet and ONE page of the paper report bearing the official contact information and original signature. The SERC does NOT need a paper copy of the entire report if it is submitted in electronic format; however, paper may be needed by the local fire department and/or LEPC.
Email for Tier II reporting is firstname.lastname@example.org
For other information concerning SERC, e-mail Erich Kurtz or by phone (307) 777-5767.
Resources and links
TIER II EPA: http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/epcra/tier2.htm