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Spills Program

Administered by the CERCLA Branch of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control

Reporting Routine Environmental Incidents

Regulated industry, permitted facilities, waste transporters and others are required by federal and/or state laws or regulations to report chemical spills and other environmental incidents within certain time frames, depending on the type of incident. Some incidents may also require the responsible party to notify the National Response Center at (800) 424-8802.

The table below shows examples of routine environmental incidents and which Division within the Department should be contacted during office hours. Routine incidents such as air pollution control device breakdowns, exceeding opacity, water discharge permit conditions, or some other similar routine event should be reported directly to the appropriate Division during normal business hours. Call the specific Division with any questions you may have.

Contact Information


Type of Incident UDEQ Division Business Hours Phone

Air Pollution Control Device Breakdowns

Air Quality (801) 536-4000
Drinking Water Events Drinking Water (801) 536-4200
Hazardous Waste Spills Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control. (801) 536-0200
Petroleum Releases from a UST Facility Environmental Response & Remediation (801) 536-4100
Radiological Materials Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control. (801) 536-0200
Releases that may Affect Waters of the State Water Quality (801) 536-4300

Reporting Significant Environmental Incidents

  • Call 911 or Your Local Emergency Number
    For emergencies that threaten life or property.

  • Call (801) 536-4123: 24-hour Phone Number
    For significant or major environmental incidents that may require a timely response (sooner than the next business day).
  • Radiological Materials
    Notify the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control

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