{"Level A release":"A release of a hazardous substance that requires the use of the most protective equipment because the substance can be absorbed readily into the skin or the release is in a poorly ventilated area.","Level B release":"A release of hazardous substance that requires the most protective respiratory equipment, but less skin protection than what is required in Level A releases because of reduced on-site exposure to harmful liquids or irritating particulates."}
Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Wis. Stat. 895.483(1)

Summary Title

Liability: Regional Emergency Response Team


An individual, who is trained as a hazardous materials specialist, and the regional emergency response team to which the individual belongs will not be held legally responsible for acting or for failing to act under contract during emergency level A releases in Wisconsin.

Full Title

Civil liability exemption; regional and local emergency response teams and their sponsoring agencies

Full Text

(1) A regional emergency response team, a member of such a team, and a local agency, as defined in s. 323.70 (1) (b), that contracts with the division of emergency management in the department of military affairs for the provision of a regional emergency response team, are immune from civil liability for acts or omissions related to carrying out responsibilities under a contract under s. 323.70 (2).