Emergency Response in the Southeast
- Oil Cleanup
- WhereYou Live
- Reporting Oil Spills
- Preventing Oil Spills
- Preparing for Oil Spills
- Responding to Oil Spills
- Learning Center
- Risk Management Plans - (RMPs)
- Emergency Planning andCommunity Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
- Laws & Regulations
- Tools & Resources
- Chemicals in Your Community
- Preventing Chemical Accidents
- CEPPO's Role in Homeland Security
EPA's Superfund Emergency Response Program provides quick response to the release, or threatened release, of oil and hazardous substances wherever and whenever they occur. In support of these objectives, the program:
- maintains readiness to respond 24 hours-a-day to a release incident;
- responds with whatever resources are required to eliminate/abate or mitigate immediate dangers to the public and the environment;
- is prepared to respond in the case of homeland security incidents such as natural disasters, terroist incidents or large incidents;
- conducts inspections and preparedness drills at oil storage facilities;
- promotes community involvement by informing the public about a release, response activities, and the substances involved.
An environmental emergency is a suddent threat to the public health, or the well-being of the environment, arising from the release or potential release of oil, hazardous chemicals, radioactive materials, or biological agents into the air, land, or water. These emergencies may occur from transportation accidents, events at facilities that manufacture or store oil or chemicals, or as a result of natural or man-made disaster events. The Emergency Response and Removal Program also deals with threats to the environment that are imminent, but somewhat less acute. These actions are generally surface cleanups. These removal actions can be triggered by burning, leaking, explosion or other hazardous occurrences that cannot wait for remedial action. Due to the short-term nature of these actions, there is a set limit of $2 million and 12 months limit on Fund-financed removal actions.
Pollution Reports (POLREPS)
For Reports of removal response actions at oil and harzardous substance sites see:
List of Pollution Reports from chemical sites (recent and current removal activities)
EPA OSC.net also provides pollution reports and site information for Region 4 emergency response and removal sites.
To report a spill go to: Protect the Environment: Report spills and violations.
Previously reported spills: Information is available at The National Response Center.
Please contact Libby Holcomb (email@example.com) (PH: 404.562.8715) if you are having trouble finding the information you need.