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Spill Reporting

Hazardous chemical spills must be reported to the Butler County LEPC, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the local fire jurisdiction.

Reporting a Spill or Release

There is no penalty for early reporting if a release is suspected; however, there may be penalties for failing to report in a timely manner. As soon as you become aware of or suspect a release, contact the spill hotline with as much of the following information as possible.

• Responsible party(name of carrier, owner, operator or facility).
• Date/time(discovered/occurred).
• Location (address, cross street, mile marker).
• Material(s) (chemical, product, or common name).
• Quantity (estimated release/total).
• Hazards (extremely hazardous substance, placard, materials safety data sheet [MSDS]).
• Affected media/area (air, land or waterway, including threats to ditches, sewers, streams).
• Actions/notifications (evacuations, containment, contractor hired).
• Contacts on scene (responder cell phone number, responsible party, contractor, facility point of contact).
• Other useful information(truck DOT or railcar number, chemical UN ID number, MSDS, etc.). 

SERC Release Reporting

Responsible Party Guide

Butler County LEPC Spill Reporting:
EMA Duty Officer
24-Hour - 513-785-5810

Ohio EPA Spill Reporting:
24-Hour - 1-800-282-9378 or 614-224-0946