Contacts For Emergency Response to Chemical Spills

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bullet Operations Level response
bullet Other response considerations
bullet Resource contact list
bullet Glossary of relevant terms
bullet Placard Table

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Emergency - no time to read this?  To report oil and hazardous chemical spills, call the National Response Center 1-800-424-8802

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(Listed in alphabetical order, not in order of priority)

For State Hazardous Materials Offices, please see our State Contacts page.

Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) Contact Number : 404-639-0615
Hours of Operation : 24 hours/day
Services Provided : Will assemble an expert team of toxicologists and response experts to proved needed information. Will come on site if needed.

 

CHEM-TEL, INC. Contact Number : 800-255-3924
Hours of Operation : 24 hours/day
Services Provided : Will provide information on products as provided in manufacturers MSDS.

 

CHEMTREC® Contact Number : 800-424-9300, 703-527-3887
Hours of Operation : 24 hours/day
Services Provided : Will provide information on products as provided in manufacturers MSDS. Can assist in identifying and contacting manufacturer of product or shipment.

 

National Pesticide Telecommunications Network Contact Number : 800-858-7378
Hours of Operation : 0930-1930 EST
Services Provided : Will provide information on pesticides.

 

National Response Center (U.S. Coast Guard) Contact Number : 800-424-8802
Hours of Operation : 24 hours/day
Services Provided : Notification required by law for many releases. Can give information on all aspects of release management.

 

Rapid Response Information System Hours of Operation : 24 hours/day
Services Provided : The Rapid Response Information System (RRIS) can be used as a reference guide, training aid, and an overall planning and training resource for response to a chemical, biological and/or nuclear terrorist incident. The RRIS is comprised of several databases, consisting of chemical and biological agents' and radiological materials' characteristics, first aid measures, Federal response capabilities, Help Line, Hotlines, and other Federal information sources concerning potential weapons of mass destruction.

 

Regional Poison Control Centers (state-wide resources) Contact Number : See local phone book
Hours of Operation : 24 hours/day
Services Provided : Can provide information on the health risks associated with chemicals. May have information on other hazards and appropriate responses.

 

U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook Contact Number : 800-752-6367
Services Provided : The 1996 North American Emergency Response Guidebook (NAERG96) was developed jointly by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Transport Canada (TC), and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT) for use by firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material. It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in (1) quickly identifying the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in the incident, and (2) protecting themselves and the general public during this initial response phase of the incident. The NAERG96 is updated every three years to accommodate new products and technology.

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This page was updated on 23-Mar-2009