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State Emergency Response Commission

Required under federal law, in Texas the SERC is synonymous with the Emergency Management Council of Texas. The TCEQ receives reports about accidental releases.

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Since the TCEQ is part of the SERC, reporting a spill to the State's spill reporting hot line, (800) 832-8224, constitutes reporting to the SERC.

As a SERC member, the TCEQ is responsible for receiving reports about accidental releases and the annual Toxic Release Inventory or Form R. Reports regarding the storage of chemicals (Tier II forms) should be sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Tier II Chemical Reporting. For more information, call the Tier II program at (800) 452-2791 (within Texas, toll free) or (512) 239-5060 (elsewhere).