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Emergency Response

OIL SPILLS THAT REACH SURFACE WATER MUST BE REPORTED TO BOTH NORTH CAROLINA AND THE NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER.

FOR OIL SPILLS THAT DON'T REACH SURFACE WATER, CLICK ON NORTH CAROLINA REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING SPILLS (SEE LINK BELOW).

For North Carolina, report oil spills Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM to the appropriate Regional Office. Click appropriate Regional Office below for phone number. If no answer, call (919) 807-6308.

To report oil spills to the National Response Center, call (800) 424-8802 (24 hours).

To report oil spills after hours or on weekends in North Carolina, call (800) 858-0368.

Asheville Regional OfficeWinston-Salem Regional OfficeMooresville Regional OfficeFayetteville Regional OfficeRaleigh Regional OfficeWillmington Regional OfficeWashington Regional Office

For spills of hazardous substances, determine if the spill is a reportable quantity or not by clicking on Reportable Quantities of Hazardous Substances (click here http://www.epa.gov/oem/tools.htm#lol or on link below).  Refer to “CERCLA RQ” column. Data is in pounds. If the spill meets or exceeds the reportable quantity, report to North Carolina and the National Response Center the same way as reporting an oil spill.  
 
To report a sanitary sewer overflow, follow the instructions here (portal.ncdenr.org/web/wq/swp/ps/cs/ssoreport).
 
To report a fish kill, call the appropriate Regional Office.
 
After-hours or on weekends or holidays, all reports should be made to (800) 858-0368.
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