Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Waste Management Division Spill Response and Complaint Investigation Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
New Hampshire Fire Marshal's Office
New Hampshire State Police
Local fire departments
| How to Report an Oil Spill |
|First, contact your local 911 responder or fire department. Second, call the DES Spill Response and Compliance Investigation Section at 603-271-3899 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or the State Police at 603-223-4381 (Weekends and evenings). For chemical or oil spills that impact surface water, contact the National Response Center at 800-424-8802. |
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Hampshire requires those responsible for an oil spill or those who have knowledge of an oil spill to notify DES and/or local authorities that a discharge has occurred.
New Hampshire also has incorporated by reference federal underground storage tank (UST) release reporting requirements under 40 CFR 280.50 to 280.53 for releases that cause a sheen on the water, any ...