Report a Spill

Reportable types of substances and amounts are listed in a schedule to the Spill Reporting Regulation of the BC Environmental Management Act. A person in possession, charge or control of a substance is required by law to report the spill (or pending spill).

Information to Provide when Reporting a Spill

When reporting a spill, provide the dispatcher with as much of the following as possible: 

  • Your name and phone number
  • Name and phone number of the person who caused the spill
  • Location and time of the spill
  • Type and quantity of the substance spilled
  • Cause and effect of the spill
  • Details of action taken or proposed
  • Description of the spill location and the surrounding area 


Report an Environmental Emergency

Spills or Environmental Emergencies
in B.C.:

  • 1-800-663-3456

Marine Spills in International Waters:

  • 1-800-OILS-911

Report a spill and review regulations on a mobile phone app:

Report Pollution

Report known or suspected polluters anonymously:

Contact Information

For more information about about environmental concerns in your area, please contact the regional office nearest you:

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