Emergency Response

 Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Spill Prevention and Response

REPORT ALL OIL AND HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SPILLS

ALASKA LAW REQUIRES REPORTING OF ALL SPILLS

During normal business hours contact the nearest DEC Area Response Team office:

Central Alaska Anchorage phone:(907) 269-3063 fax: (907) 269-7648 

Northern Alaska Fairbanks phone: (907) 451-2121 fax: (907) 451-2362

Southeast Alaska Juneau phone: (907) 465-5340 fax: (907) 465-2237

24 Hour Emergency Reporting Number during non-working hours: 1-800-478-9300 (International 1-907-428-7200)

 ~Any Release of a hazardous substance must be reported~

  • Any release of oil to water must be reported as soon as the person has knowledge of the discharge
  • Any release of oil to land, in excess of 55 gallons must be reported as soon as the person has knowledge of the discharge.
  • Any release of oil to land, in excess of 10 gallons, but 55 gallons or less, must be reported within 48 hours after the person has knowledge of the discharge.
  • A person in charge of a facility or operation shall maintain, and provide to the Department on a monthly basis, a written record of any discharge of oil from 1 to 10 gallons.
  • Any release of oil to impermeable secondary containment areas, in excess of 55 gallons must be reported within 48 hours after the person has knowledge of the discharge.

Regulated UST (Underground Storage Tank) Facilities

~*Regulated UST facilities are defined at 18 AAC 78.005 and do not include heating oil tanks.

If your release detection sustem indicates a possible discharge, or if you notice unusual operating conditions that might indicate a release, you must notify the Storage Tank Program at the nearest DEC Office within 7 days:

(907) 269-7886

(907) 269-7679