is available to respond 24 hours a day, seven days
a week, with on-scene coordinators (OSCs)
available to help first responders address
environmental emergencies and pollution
incidents, including chemical and petroleum spills.
Statewide, Ohio EPA records more than 5,000
incident reports annually through calls to our
emergency response spill hotline from citizens,
companies, law enforcement, emergency
responders and other agencies.
Report release of any material that impacts public health or the environment, including chemicals and petroleum products. Be prepared with as much of the following information as possible:
- Responsible party (name of carrier, owner,operator or facility).
- Date/time (discovered/occurred).
- Location (address, cross street, mile marker).
- Material(s) (chemical, product, or common name).
- Quantity (estimated release/total).
- Hazards (extremely hazardous substance, placard, materials safety data sheet [MSDS]).
- Affected media/area (air, land or waterway, including threats to ditches, sewers, streams).
- Actions/notifications (evacuations,containment, contractor hired).
- Contacts on scene (responder cell phone number, responsible party, contractor, facility point of contact).
- Other useful information (truck DOT or rail car number, chemical UN ID number, MSDS, etc.).