Frequent Questions

What information do I need to report for an oil discharge?

The National Response Center (NRC) will ask a caller to provide as much information about the incident as possible including:

• Name, organization, and telephone number
• Name and address of the party responsible for the incident
• Date and time of the incident
• Location of the incident
• Source and cause of the discharge
• Types of material(s) discharged
• Quantity of materials discharged
• Danger or threat posed by the discharge
• Number and types of injuries (if any)
• Weather conditions at the incident location
• Other information to help emergency personnel respond to the incident

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