The Environmental Health Project (EHP) is dedicated to providing resources to individuals and communities so that they know where to turn for help in the event of an environmental emergency or potential violation. EHP provides this information as a public resource and is not responsible for the responses from these contacts. Learn more about reporting emergencies and violations on the EPA website.
Contacts for Emergency Situations
- For an emergency requiring immediate local police, fire, or emergency medical services, always call 911 first
- To report a spill or other emergency in PA, contact the PA Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP): 1-800-541-2050 or report to your regional office. In Southwestern PA, call 412-442-4000.
- To report a worker fatality or severe injury, contact the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA): 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) or TTY 1-877-889-5627 or report online.
- To report a hazardous substance release or oil spill, contact the federal government’s National Response Center (NRC). NRC reports are shared with EPA, U.S Coast Guard, and other federal and state response agencies as appropriate: 1-800-424-8802 or email NRC [at] uscg.mil.
Contacts for Non-Emergency Complaints or Tips
Report what you see! If you are concerned about an event or a potential hazard affecting air quality, water quality, or public health in your area, report your observations to federal and/or state agencies.