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Reporting Oil and Hazardous Substance Spills, Accidents and Emergencies (including terrorist activity)
To report an oil spill or hazardous substance release, or terrorist emergency call the National
Response Center at 1-800-424-8802

The Resource Center provides you with links to Superfund-related information resources.

RCRA On-line - RCRA Online is a database of documents, including publications and other outreach materials, that cover a wide range of RCRA issues and topics.

RCRA Superfund and EPCRA Call Center

Note: The RCRA, Superfund and EPCRA Call Center will no longer provide support for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Underground Storage Tanks (UST), and Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST) programs at the close of business on March 31, 2005.

It will still respond to Superfund and EPCRA questions.

1-800-424-9346, 703-412-9810 (Washington, DC Area Local), 1-800-553-7672 (TDD) , 703-412-3323 (Washington, DC Area Local TDD)

For RCRA information, please try the RCRA FAQs Database. This database enables users to search frequently asked questions or submit their own question or comment on a variety of RCRA issues and topics.

RCRA Docket Center - the RCRA Docket Center provides the public with documents involved in the different stages of RCRA rulemakings and publications recycling, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and solid waste. Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST, Closed Federal Holidays, Phone: (202) 566-0270 Fax: (202) 566-0272.

Superfund Docket and Document Center - at the Docket Center, the public can read Federal Register notices, public comments sent to EPA, and all other major documents related to the regulation making process in Superfund programs. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays, Phone: (703) 603-9232, Fax: (703) 603-9240

Waste Wise Helpline - this telephone call center can answer both general program questions and specific technical questions on solid waste reduction. Phone: 800 EPA-WISE (372-9473), Fax: 703 308-8686.

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Federal Facilities Restoration & Reuse Office (FFRRO) - a centralized location for relevant defense and environmental newsletters containing the latest information on topics such as base realignment and closure and remediation technologies.

Compliance Cleanup Newsletters - A quarterly informational publication of EPA’s Office of Site Remediation Enforcement in cooperation with OSWER offices, highlighting policy developments, case studies, technology advances, new resources and publications, court cases, etc.

"Enforcement Alert" Newsletter - to inform and educate the public and regulated community about important environmental enforcement issues, recent trends, and significant enforcement actions, highlighting important issues, trends, and enforcement actions, and linking to EPA and other useful sites.

FedFacs Newsletters - an EPA environmental bulletin highlighting news and developments about compliance assistance for Federal agencies, pollution prevention, EPA-Federal agency partnerships and other such areas of interest to Federal facilities.

Corrective Action Newsletters - links to corrective-action-related newsletters.

Waste Management in Indian Country News and Events - links to tribal-related newsletters.

Chemical Accident Prevention and RMP Factsheets

TechDirect - an information service that highlights new publications and events of interest to site remediation and site assessment professionals.

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Other Related Information Sources

Climate change & Waste - by decreasing the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are linked to everyday trash. This links provides more information on this topic.

Hazardous Substance Research Centers - the program provides free technical assistance to communities with environmental contamination on technical issues involving the hazardous waste sites; and on cleanup and redevelopment of properties that have been damaged or undervalued by environmental contamination.

Hazardous Waste Data - this page contains information to support the RCRA Subtitle C Hazardous Waste program including: RCRAInfo, the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report, the RCRA Burden Reduction Initiative, Waste Information Needs(WIN)/Informed Initiative and other links.

Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery Kids Page and Superfund Kids Page - find fun and educational information especially designed for young people.

Other EPA Information Sources - the EPA’s main page for information sources at EPA.

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