Executive Order 99-05
April 3, 1999
WHEREAS, on October 17, 1986, President Reagan approved the "Super Fund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986," 42 U.S.C. §11001-11050 (the Act) which contained new provisions for emergency planning; and
WHEREAS, among provisions of the Act is one which requires the Governor of each state to appoint a State Smergency Response Commission; and
WHEREAS, to the extent practicable, the Commission must be comprised of individuals with technical expertise in the emergency response field; and
WHEREAS, the Act authorizes the Governor to designate as the State Emergency Response Commission an existing state agency or an assembly of agencies or personnel thereof to serve as the Commission; and
WHEREAS, the Division of State Fire Marshal, the Emergency Management Agency, the Departments of Labor and Training, Snvironmencal Management, and Health, the Statewide Planning Council, the Governor's Office, and the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns possess the necessary expertise and personnel to serve as members of the State Emergency Response Commission.
NOW THEREFORE, I, LINCOLN C. ALMOND, by the virtue of power vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, do hereby order as follows:
1. There is established a Rhode Island Emergency Response Commission, hereinafter referred to as "the Commission" which shall consist of the director or designee of the following: the Division of State Fire Marshal, the Emergency Management Agency, the Departments cf Labor and Training, Environmental Management, and Health, the Statewide Planning Council, the Governor's Office and a representative of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. The State Fire Marshal shall act as Chairman.
This Executive Order shall take effect immediately upon the date hereof.