Release Notifications

 

I. Releases of Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) extremely hazardous substances and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) hazardous substances

For immediate notification call:

  1. VERC c/o
    Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management
    (24 hours, 7-days a week hotline)
    1-800-468-8892 (toll-free in Virginia only)
    or (804) 674-2400
  2. National Response Center (NRC)
    (24 hours, 7-days a week line)
    1-800-424-8802

    NRC is the national emergency reporting facility that is designated to receive U.S. EPA regulated chemical release notifications.
  3. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and local fire department

    click here for LEPC contact information
    (Some may have address only, no phone number)

All telephone notifications must be followed up, promptly, by a detailed, written notification fully describing the event to the VERC and the LEPC.

Send the written report to:
Virginia Emergency Response Council (VERC)
c/o Virginia DEQ
SARA Title III Program
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218

LEPC: click here for LEPC contact information.

II. Continous releases or other reportable releases of hazardous substances under Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) Section 304

For initial contact call:

  1. National Response Center (NRC) (24 hours, 7-days a week line)
    1-800-424-8802

    NRC is the national emergency reporting facility that is designated to receive U.S. EPA regulated chemical release notifications.

All telephone notifications must be followed up, promptly, with a detailed, written notification fully describing the event. Send the written report to:

  1. U.S. EPA
    Region III
    Emergency Response Section
    1650 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
  2. Virginia Emergency Response Council (VERC)
    c/o Virginia DEQ
    SARA Title III Program
    P.O. Box 1105
    Richmond, VA 23218
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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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