Out of state: 1-775-687-9485
February 2009 — NDEP Draft Guidelines for Discovery Events
About Spills, Reportable Quantities and Reporting — A release can be described as any pollutant, hazardous waste or contaminant that has been spilled, leaked, pumped, poured, emitted, emptied, discharged, injected, escaped, leached, dumped or disposed into the environment. This would then be deemed a spill. Spills in excess the Reportable Quantities must be reported to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.
The reportable quantity for petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, and hydraulic fluid is 25 gallons or 3 cyds of contaminated material, or the presence on or in groundwater.
The reportable quantity for hazardous waste is based on the Federal EPA guidelines established under Title III List of Lists (40 C.F.R. Part 302). A spill of any quantity that affects a water way within the State of Nevada must be reported, regardless of the quantity.
Spills must be reported to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection as soon as possible, but no later than the end of the first working day of the release.
For information regarding State reporting requirements, when to call, who to call, or information on data, please call the Bureau of Corrective Actions at (775) 687-9368 during normal business hours (8:00 - 5:00 PST)
This spill information is entered and maintained on a State database by the Superfund Staff of NDEP.
A spill form has been made available to assist the caller in what information is asked by NDEP. This form may be helpful to a facility and the public. The caller must call Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), a fax is not an acceptable reporting mechanism at this time. The caller always has the right to remain anonymous and the report will still be handled with the same level of seriousness.
Get a copy of the Nevada Spill Reporting Form