Emergency Response Commission
Function: Coordinates the implementation in Minnesota of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act and may adopt rules. (The laws relate especially to planning for emergencies involving hazardous chemicals.)
"Now a part of Emergency Management." (Source: Public safety pulse, 20 July 1992)
The commission consists of twenty-two members, including the commissioners of the Departments of Public Safety, Health, Agriculture, and Pollution Control Agency. The other 18 members (four from outside the metro area) are appointed by the Governor and include one representative each of fire chiefs, professional firefighters, volunteer firefighters, fire marshals, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical personnel, health professionals, wastewater treatment operators, labor, local election officials and emergency managers; three representatives of community groups or the public; and four representatives from business and industry, at least one of whom must represent small business.
Members must file with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
The commission consists of the commissioners of the Department of Public Safety, the Pollution Control Agency, the Department of Health, and the Department of Agriculture.
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