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. Download a summary of DEQ or EPA hazardous material release reporting requirements (137 KB).
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 During Business Hours
|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, including radiological materials incidents, that may require a timely response (sooner than the next business day).
EPA Mercury spill public guidance.
On-line query system that makes all oil and chemical spill data reported to the NRC available.
For public access.
For authorized users only.
The Commission carries out all EPCRA requirements.