Spill Reporting Matrix
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established federal requirements for reporting the release of oil and hazardous substances. States usually follow the federal minimum standards, but many have stricter requirements.
If a hazardous substance is released to the environment in an amount that equals or exceeds its reportable quantities, it must be reported immediately to the National Response Center 24-hour hotline at (800) 424-8802. State reporting requirements must also be followed.
The overview provided in this table is for informational purposes only. Because of the summary nature of the table, it cannot capture all the nuances of the relevant regulations. It may therefore be important to consult the regulations directly and/or to seek legal advice on particular issues as they may arise.
Last Updated: January 1, 2020