Hazardous Material Release and Oil Spill Reporting Facts
The release of hazardous material and oil spills can be extremely harmful to the public and the environment. The EPA has established requirements for reporting incidents to help eliminate potential danger and prevent pollution of our waterways.
The following information, if available, is needed when making a telephone report of a spill:
- The date and time of the spill or release; the identity or chemical name of the material released or spill; and the source of the release or spill
- An estimate of the quantity of material released or spilled and the time or duration of the event, and whether the material released or spilled is an extremely hazardous material
- The exact location of the spill, including the name of the waters involved or threatened, and/or other medium or media affected by the release or spill
- The name, address, and telephone number of the party in charge of, or responsible for the construction site, or activity associated with the release or spill
- The extent of actual and potential water pollution
- The party at the release or spill site, who is in charge of operations at the site and the telephone number of this party
- The steps being taken or proposed to contain and clean up the released or spilled material and any precautions taken to minimize impacts including evacuation
- Any known or anticipated health risks associated with the incident and, where appropriate, advice regarding medical attention necessary for exposed individuals; the extent of injuries, if any.
- Possible hazards to the environment (air, soil, water, wildlife, etc.). This assessment may include references to accepted chemical databases, safety data sheets, and health advisories. Estimated or measured concentrations of a contaminant may be requested by the TCEQ for the state’s hazard assessment and, Identity of governmental and/or private sector representatives responding on-scene, if any.
Contact Construction EcoServices for more information on hazardous materials and oil spill reporting requirements.
To report an incident: EPA: 800.424.8802 | TCEQ 800.832.8224