The SEOC is currently at level: 2
MESSAGE: Statewide Severe Weather Impacts
In response to concerns for safety around chemical facilities, Congress enacted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA), also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). EPCRA covers the manufacture, use, exposure, transportation, and public education of hazardous materials. The SERC is the leading entity in the implementation of SARA at the state level to mitigate the effects of an accidental release or spill of hazardous materials. The SERC establishes Local Emergency Planning Districts within Alaska and manages the State's Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC). Alaska statute also directs the SERC to be an all-hazard SERC. This means that the Alaska SERC is tasked to address hazardous materials issues and all other hazards and threats that might create an emergency situation in Alaskan communities. Select the SERC Home link for SERC information. Alaska Statute 26.23.071 establishes the Alaska SERC and specifies it's duties.
Each Local Emergency Planning District (LEPD) has its own LEPC. LEPC members are volunteers who live in the LEPD. The SERC approves LEPC members. The LEPC implements EPCRA at the local level. Select the LEPC Home link for LEPC information.
The responsibility to coordinate SERC and LEPC activities in Alaska resides with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 907-428-7000. The SERC Coordinator is JJ Little, 907-428-7019, email JJ Little.
The next SERC/LEPCA meetings will be held virtually on October 15, 2021. The SERC will be held from 1:00 to 3:30 pm, and the LEPCA will be held from 9:00 to 11:30 am.
The meetings will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. The connectivity for the meetings is:
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Bryan began his career in emergency management in 1995 with the Alaska Division of Emergency Services. Since that time he has served in numerous roles, including emergency communications technician, microcomputer/network specialist, information management, alert, and warning systems coordinator, information technology manager, Chief of Preparedness, and Chief of Operations.
In his role as Chief of Operations, Bryan serves as the State Incident Commander for disaster response operations, and is responsible for overseeing the Alaska State Emergency Operations Center. He has also served as State Coordinating Officer on multiple federally declared disasters, assisting survivors and communities with recovering from disasters.
As a communications specialist he has deployed to support multiple interagency operations, including oil spill response (1996 M/V Banasea, western Aleutians, 1997 M/V Kuroshima, Dutch Harbor), wildland fires (1996 Millers Reach #2), and numerous Search and Rescue cases.
Bryan’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing all emergency management aspects of the Division, including Planning, Preparedness, Disaster Assistance, and Response.
Prior to his employment with the State of Alaska, Bryan served as a communications specialist and fire support specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Wyoming and Alaska Army National Guards. He currently resides with his wife Tracy and four children in Eagle River, Alaska.
(Current as of August 2021)
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505