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CalEPA Emergency Response Management Committee

The CalEPA Emergency Response Management Committee (ERMaC) coordinates preparedness for and responses to environmental emergencies in California under assigned statutory authorities. ERMaC is comprised of appointed representatives and alternates from each board, department, and office (BDO) and is chaired by an appointee of the Agency Secretary.

CalEPA is National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant for emergency preparedness and operates as a state agency with specific jurisdiction under the State Emergency Management System (SEMS), as coordinated by California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

Mission Statement

ERMaC’s mission is to manage public health and environmental consequences of emergency events through effective, coordinated agency-wide preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities. ERMaC is responsible for emergency planning and training and coordinates all CalEPA entities in emergency response and recovery. It serves as the forum for developing and maintaining the CalEPA collective Administrative Orders and emergency response plans.

CalEPA Emergency Response Team

The CalEPA Emergency Response Team’s (ERT) role is to work with our Boards, Departments, and Office (BDOs) to support local and state agencies during an emergency, or disaster. Our primary objectives are to aid and oversee response efforts related to the California Hazardous Materials and Oil Emergency Support Function Annex 10 (CA-ESF-10).

Our efforts are in support of local emergency management and incident command. The CalEPA Emergency Operations Center may be activated by authority of the Secretary or at request of Cal OES.

Mission Statement

The mission of CalEPA Emergency Response and Disaster Preparedness is to provide immediate and coordinated response to emergencies, including natural disasters, public health crises, and other emergencies. Our goal is to save lives, protect communities, and minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters through effective preparedness and response measures.