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Reportable Incident

Hazardous Materials

  • Petroleum-based spills.
  • Spills into or involving state waterways (any amount).
  • Spills greater than 25 gallons (or potential > 25 gallons).
  • Spills requiring any state/federal notifications or assistance.
  • Chemical spills.
  • All SARA/EHS/CERCLA releases.
  • All spills threatening population or the environment.
  • All spills requiring evacuation.


  • Any incident associated with weather phenomena involving possible or actual damage to property or persons (i.e., wind damage, tornadoes, lightning strikes, flooding).


  • Incidents involving major thoroughfare closures.
  • All aircraft incidents.
  • All railroad incidents.
  • Incidents involving mass casualties.
  • All major incidents involving commercial vehicles/vessels.


  • Major forest fires.
  • Fires involving chemicals or significant amounts of petroleum products.
  • Large or multiple structure fires.


  • All incidents involving suspected/actual radioactive materials.
  • All incidents concerning nuclear power plants.


  • Sinkholes.
  • Public water source contamination.
  • National security.
  • Medical waste.
  • Coral reef issues.
  • Immigration issues.
  • Potential/actual dam failures.
  • Incidents with potential effects to adjacent countries/states.
  • Incidents requiring assistance from state/federal agencies.
  • Incidents with a prolonged effect on public utilities.
  • Incidents involving potential or actual evacuations.

Specifics on Public Reporting Notification Requirements

When in doubt, call the State Watch Office at 800-320-0519.

Last Modified:
September 11, 2023 - 8:35pm

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