Spill Reporting Procedures Guide, 2015 Edition

This guide offers facility managers, engineers, environmental compliance officers, and legal counsel information on how to respond quickly, report correctly, and stay compliant in the event of an accidental hazardous waste spill in air, land, or water. The guide is also available in a Web version, which is easily searchable, regularly updated, and includes a unique Spill Reporting Chart Builder feature to compare reporting requirements across states.



For full compliance with federal and state requirements—your essential guide to the control and treatment of accidental spills.

When there is a critical spill, there’s not a moment to spare—the law requires quick response to contact the right agencies and officials. Compliance officers have relied on the Spill Reporting Procedures Guide since 1984 for information on how to deal quickly and accurately with accidental releases of chemicals and contaminants into the environment—and how to comply fully with federal and state hazardous waste requirements.

The 2015 Edition of the Spill Reporting Procedures Guide has been revised to reflect all significant state and federal reporting requirements and guidance on whether to respond via an “800” number, by written report, or online. 

The New 2015 Edition includes:  

  • 19 updated maps and listings of related state and federal agency contacts
  • 19 updated or new reporting forms
  • additional follow-up reporting for tank leaks in several states 
  • revised lists of items to report for hazardous substances discharges and additional requirements for reporting excess air emissions in applicable states 

Spill Reporting Procedures Guide is also available on the web! 

Spill Reporting Procedures Guide on the web adds versatility and multi-functionality, allowing multiple users simultaneous access to vital information. Internet links provide access to state and federal agencies, and internal links allow quick access to cross-references within the Guide. Clear language guidance on regulations enables you to see at a glance which agencies must be notified, how quickly they need to be alerted, and how they should be contacted. It also includes additional forms for reporting spills and discharges. Regular updates ensure that the Spill Reporting Procedures Guide on the web stays current.  

New Feature — The Spill Reporting Procedures Chart Builder instantly creates a side-by-side comparison of reporting requirements for one or more pollutants across multiple jurisdictions. This feature allows quick comparison and contrast of federal and state requirements and potential liability in every jurisdiction.


Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

Jeffrey J. Kimmel is a Regulatory Analyst and Consultant based in Brookfield, VT, and former Senior Legal Writer with Bloomberg BNA’s Environment Reporter.



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