If you see a spill in water, report it by calling 1-800-OILS-911 (Washington Emergency Management Division, 24/7).
You can also use this phone number to report spills to land or air. During regular business hours, you can call the appropriate Ecology regional office.
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.
If a spill occurs
- 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