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