Any spill, release or emergency that may harm the environment or pose a risk to public health or safety must be reported immediately – it’s the law. If you’re unsure if a spill is reportable, you should still call it in right away. There’s no harm in calling if the incident turns out to be minor. The consequences for failing to report, or delaying, can be significant. Remember: when in doubt, give us a shout.
For spills exceeding reportable limits as defined by legislation, the responsible party must also submit a Written Spill Report within 30 days. A party can also file a request for a historical spill. In that case, by providing some basic identification information, the Ministry will attempt to produce a more detailed Historical Discovery Report regarding impacted lands.
To request more information about a specific spill, please complete an Environmental File Search Application.