The Oklahoma Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Commission (OHMERC) is the State Emergency Response Commission, (SERC), mandated under the 1986 Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, Title III (SARA Title III). The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) as it is also known, requires the formation of Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC's). Functions of the OHMERC are defined in the State of Oklahoma Statute 27A-4-2-102, (Oklahoma Emergency Response Act). OHMERC membership is specified under the Oklahoma Emergency Response Act, and members are appointed by the Governor. By statute the OHMERC is composed of the Secretary of Safety and Security or designee along with the Commissioner of Public Safety or designee, the State Fire Marshal or representative, the Executive Director of the Department of Environmental Quality or designee, the Director of the Department of Civil Emergency Management or designee, one member from the response community and one member from a regulated industry.
The OHMERC convenes under the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Scheduled meetings generally are held in the First Floor Multi-Purpose room of DEQ in Oklahoma City, 707 N. Robinson. The Ad Hoc Committee meets at the request of the OHMERC. For question regarding the OHMERC meetings, contact Jami Murphy, DEQ, 405-702-1011.
Today the Oklahoma Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Commission (OHMERC) is posting on its website some general, aggregated information pertaining to rail shipments of crude oil, which may contain Bakken crude, through the State of Oklahoma.
OHMERC is making the release at this time and in this manner because of a determination that the information submitted to OHMERC by the railroads pursuant to the U.S. DOT Emergency Order dated May 7, 2014, and aggregated in this way, does not contain the kind of details or even current traffic information about individual shipments to warrant non-disclosure under state or federal law.
2014 Oklahoma Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Commission Members
|Monty Elder , Chairman
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
PH: (405) 702-1000
|Major Jack McCoy #16
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
PH: (405) 425-7743
Custer County Emergency Management
PH: (580) 323-4105
Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security
PH: (405) 425-7296
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
PH: (405) 521-3056
|Chief Robert Doke
State Fire Marshal
PH: (405) 522-5011
Groendyke Transport, Inc.
2014 OHMERC Meeting Dates
| Thursday, February 6, 2014||Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, 5th Floor Library, 707 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City 1:30pm||Agenda | Minutes|
| Monday, May 5, 2014||Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, 5th Floor Library, 707 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City 1:30pm||Agenda | Minutes|
| Tuesday, August 5, 2014||Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, 5th Floor Library, 707 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City 1:30pm||Agenda | Minutes|
| Tuesday, December 2, 2014||Agenda | Minutes|
|Previous Minutes | December 2009 | August 2009 | June 2009 | February 2009 | December 2008 | August 2008 | May 2008 | March 2008 | November 2007 | August 2007 | May 2007 | February 2007 | November 2006 | August 2006 | May 2006 | February 2006 | November 2005 | August 2005 | May 2005 | February 2005 | | November 2004 | August 2004 | May 2004 | February 2004| February 2010 | May 2010 | August 2010 | December 2010 | February 2011 | May 2011 | August 2011 | December 2011 | February 2012 | May 2012 | August 2012 | November 2012 | August 2013|
Crosswalk Between CFATS, EPCRA and RMP PDF file, 40 pages
Click here if you need a Hazardous Substance Release Follow-Up Notification Letter (EPCRA 304C) (Adobe PDF file)
LEPC Chairperson List (EXCEL)
(This file is set up to print on a horizontal/landscape letter size format.)
CAMEO (Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations) is a software application designed to assist emergency response personnel in planning for and responding to chemical releases. For additional information, or to request a copy of the CAMEO software, visit the CAMEO homepage.