Unified Spill/Tier II Reporting System
North Dakota uses a whole-of-government approach for developing long-term strategies for managing energy development in an environmentally responsible manner. The state's Unified Spill/Tier II reporting system is a tool for and effective state response and a mitigation strategy for unanticipated spill events.
This effort also provides transparency with stakeholders, including fellow North Dakotans, producers, transporters, developers and media members.
In accordance with state and federal law, the intentional or unintentional release of hazardous materials must be reported to the state within 24 hours of the incident. This can be accomplished by using this reporting system to meet the requirement of notifying all state agencies, both online and by calling 1-833-99SPILL (1-833-997-7455). This number provides a one-call routing menu with options for reporting based on the nature of the spill.
Immediate Spill/Release Reporting Criteria
- Any spill/release that has an impact, or potential impact, to public health
- Waterways impacted/threatened
- Injuries or Deaths
- Evacuations, or potential need for
- Any spill/release that has immediate impact to wildlife
Unified Spill Reporting System Training Videos
North Dakota Department of Emergency Services
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North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality
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