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CERCLA Branch: Spills
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 (1-800-424-8802).
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.
|Type of Incident||UDEQ Division||Business Hours Phone|
|Air Pollution Control Device Breakdowns||Air Quality||801-536-4000|
|Exceeding Permit Limits||Drinking Water||801-536-4200|
|Hazardous Waste Spills||Solid & Hazardous Waste||801-536-0200|
|Radiological Materials||Radiation Control||801-536-4250|
|Releases That May Affect Waters of the State||Water Quality||801-536-4300|
|Petroleum Releases from a UST Facility||Environmental Response & Remediation||801-536-4100|
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).
Mercury Releases and Spills
EPA Mercury spill public guidance.
National Response Center Spills Database
On-line query system that makes all oil and chemical spill data reported to the NRC available.
Spill Response Resource List
Courtesy of Utah HAZMAT and oil spill response resources.
Utah State Emergency Response Commission
The Commission carries out all EPCRA requirements.