Emergency Response Commission

Name Emergency Response Commission
Contact Person Colonel Michael D. Edmonson - Deputy Secretary of the Department of Public Safety
Mailing Address 7919 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone Number 225-925-6113
Fax Number 225-925-4048
Board Email gene.dunegan@dps.la.gov
Website --
Legal Authority R.S. 30:2364
Year Created 1996
Organizational Placement Department of Public Safety
Purpose/Function To implement the requirements of SARA Title III, the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1996 and LRS 30:2364. Duties and responsibilities include: (1)  Establishing emergency planning districts. (2)  Appointing local emergency planning committees. (3)  Supervising and coordinating the activities of the local emergency planning committees. (4)  Providing the administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency with information concerning notification received on certain releases of hazardous materials and substances. (5)  Designating, as necessary, additional facilities to be covered under this Chapter. (6)  Recommending a standardized inventory form to be used in gathering the required information under this Chapter and providing for alternative reporting procedures to reduce duplication of reporting. (7)  Recommending, as necessary, additional substances which should be defined as hazardous materials based on location, toxicology, known
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 19
Number Currently Serving: 17
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 4
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
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