The National Response Center is the central clearinghouse in the U.S. for reporting hazardous spills and discharges, whether they are oil, chemical, radioactive, or other types. Their 24-hour hotline is open the public and industry.
The National Response Center gathers information about the emergency and coordinates the response by government officials. For example, depending on the nature of the spill or environmental hazard, the National Response Center typically contacts:
- EPA for inland oil spills
- U.S. Coast Guard for marine oil spills
National Response Center Contacts
If you have an oil spill incident or other environmental emergency to report:
Call: 1-800-424-8802 or 202-267-2675
Online: National Response Center