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Legislation and Authorities

Legislation and Authorities for HSEM

 
Minnesota State Statute Chapter 12

The Minnesota Emergency Management Act of 1996 establishes:

  • General and Specific Authority of the Governor
  • Emergency Powers for the Governor
  • Role of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Emergency Declaration Authorities
  • Declarations Due to a Public Health Emergency
  • Governor’s Powers to Provide Fast Emergency aid

Minnesota State Statue Chapter 12 - Emergency Management

  • Includes establishment of the Minnesota State Public Assistance Program.

SARA Title III

EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT
Title III of the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) is also called the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). EPCRA establishes requirements for federal, state and local governments, Indian tribes, and industry regarding emergency planning and reporting on hazardous and toxic chemicals.  View the information packet or visit the HSEM EPCRA web page.