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Reportable Incident


  • 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 
  • 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 1-800-320-0519.

Last Modified:
September 24, 2019 - 11:23am

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