Special to The Ledger

MURRAY – Marty Barnett, director of the Murray-Calloway County Ambulance Service, was recently appointed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear to the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission. He will serve in this capacity for two years until October 2022. 

“I am humbled and grateful to Gov. Andy Beshear for the appointment to the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission,” said Barnett. “I hope that I can add to the commission as well as bring back information for the betterment of not only Murray and Calloway County, but Western Kentucky.”

Kentucky has adopted the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act into law through Kentucky Revised Statues (KRS) 39E and the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR) found in 106 KAR Chapter 1. EPCRA requires that every State have a State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). In Kentucky, the SERC is known as the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission (–).

The Kentucky Emergency Response Commission was established to: 

• Implement all provisions related to hazardous substances

• Develop policies related to the response of state and local governments to releases of hazardous substances

• Develop standards for planning for these events

• Develop reporting requirements for hazardous substances

• Provide information to the public concerning hazardous substances in the community

• Develop training requirements 

• Develop requirements for local governments and covered facilities to exercise plans related to hazardous substance response.

For more information, contact the MCCH marketing department at 270-762-1381 or visit www.murrayhospital.org

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