Report a spill of oil or hazardous materials
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 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
|Type of spill||Reporting requirements||Required contacts|
|Oil and hazardous substance spills to water||
|Release of hazardous or extremely hazardous substance||
|Leaking underground storage tanks||
|Oil spills to ground||
|Spills to air||