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.