Environmental Services Program
Missouri Environmental Emergency
Response Tracking System
Under the Missouri Spill Bill (260.500 - 260.550 RSMo) responsible parties/spillers are required to report releases of hazardous substances to the department's 24-hour Environmental Emergency Response Hotline, 573-634-2436, or to the National Response Center, 800-424-8802.
Environmental Emergency Response duty officers, maintaining the 24-hour hotline, provide technical assistance regarding the chemical and necessary cleanup actions, work with the responsible party/spiller to ensure that proper cleanup is completed and impact to the public health and environment is minimized, conduct notifications to various agencies, and determine if an on-site response is needed by program staff.
Duty officers complete an Environmental Emergency Response Incident Report using the Missouri Environmental Emergency Response Tracking System database as a repository for information related to all hazardous substance emergencies and releases reported on the 24-hour hotline or to the National Response Center. Once the Incident Report is finalized, it is made available. Information in the database can be queried as far back as December 1993 and is available on the Web in a searchable format at Missouri Environmental Emergency Response Search.
The Environmental Emergency Response Section provides a weekly report that summarizes the reported incidents for a given week. These reports are distributed via email upon finalization. If you would like to be added to the email group, please email your request to the Environmental Response Section support staff.