All oil and hazardous materials spills cause environmental damage. The sooner a spill is reported, the quicker it can be addressed, resulting in less harm.
How to report a spill
If you see a spill, report it by calling 1-800-OILS-911 (Washington Emergency Management Division, 24/7). During regular business hours, you can call the appropriate Ecology regional office.
If you spill
Spills of oil or hazardous materials to water must be reported immediately to help reduce impacts to the environment. Failure to report a spill you're responsible for could result in penalties.
- Stop the spill and warn others in the area immediately.
- Shut off any ignition sources, including cigarettes.
- Contain the spill.
- Report the spill immediately to BOTH:
There are no penalties for reporting a spill unnecessarily, but there may be significant penalties for not reporting one.
Reporting different types of spills
Report spills to water immediately by calling 1-800-258-5990.
If you spill, you must also call 1-800-424-8802.