Contact and Resource Aid: Tribal Petroleum/Oil Pollution and Contamination Cleanup SERA
This publication provides a quick reference, but does not replace nor supplant the applicable, existing laws or regulations.
RELEASE/
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Issue
An oil spill* occurred in the last 24 hours or a spill is
occurring now.
Immediate Action
In the event of a release or emergency** response:
1.	Take Four Safety Steps
	Stop the source of the spill
	Warn people in the area and evacuate
	Shut off ignition sources
	Notify land owners
2.	Report the Spill
	Call 911 orthe tribal fire/rescue official
	Report oil spills that come in contact with a
waterway to the National Response Center
(NRC) at 800-424-8802
	For a list of suggested items to report to NRC,
please see the back of this brochure
ABOVE GROUND
STORAGE TANKS (AST)
Issue
A release from an AST has occurred.
Immediate Action
In the event of a release or emergency** response:
 Follow the immediate actions listed under
Release/Emergency Response of this brochure
and contact the NRC at 800-424-8802
You may also need to submit an oil spill report to
your regional EPA office. If you are required to have
a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure
(SPCC) Plan,thenfollowthespill reporting
requirements listed in your plan when you have a
spill to a waterway of more than 1,000 gallons or
two spills to a waterway largerthan 42 gallons in
a 12-month period.
UNDERGROUND
STORAGE TANKS (UST)
Issue
A release from a UST occurred or is suspected.
Next Steps
The size of a spill or release and otherfactors
will affect what steps you should take. These are
potential steps to take:
	Report the spill or release to EPA
	Investigate and confirm all suspected releases
	Contain and immediately clean up spill or overfill
	Take immediate action to prevent further release
	Assemble information about the site and the
nature of the release
BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT
AND CLEANUP
Issue
A property has suspected historic petroleum
contamination.
Next Steps
When addressing a brownfields, these are potential
steps to take:
	Obtain as much historical information (e.g.,former
uses, suspected environmental contamination,
property ownership) about the property/
contamination as possible
	Contact your Regional EPA office to discuss funding
opportunities and determine property eligibility
Who to Contact
	Call 911 and/orappropriate tribal/local officials
	To report an oil spill, call the NRC at
800-424-8802
www.nrc.uscg.mil
Who to Contact
Foradditional information on spill prevention call
the Superfund, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI),
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know
Act (EPCRA), Risk Management Program (RMP) and
Oil Information Center
800-424-9346 or 703-412-9810
TDD 800-553-7672 or 703-412-3323
www.epa.gov/superfund/contacts/infocenter/
index.htm
www.epa.gov/emergencies
Who to Contact
If the release or spill is NOT an emergency**, but you
are interested in cleanup: contact the appropriate
regional office listed on the back of this document or
the EPA Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST)
202-564-0663
www.epa.gov/ust
Who to Contact
If you are interested in assessing a property
to determine if a historic release/spill caused
contamination to the environment, contact the
appropriate regional office listed on the back of this
brochure orthe EPA Office of Brownfields and Land
Revitalization (OBLR)
202-566-2745
www.epa.gov/brownfields
* Common causes of oil spills that require immediate action include, but are not limited to: tanker truck accidents; boat accidents; pipeline explosions; tank overfills; and train derailments.
** Incidents that immediately threaten public safety, health and welfare.

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RELEASE/
EMERGENCY RESPONSE
ABOVE GROUND
STORAGE TANKS (AST)
Be prepared to provide the following information to the NRC:
Address/location/phone number of facility
Source/cause of the discharge
Estimated total discharged on land/water
Damages or injuries caused
Actions used to stop/mitigate discharge
Whether an evacuation may be needed
Other individuals/organizations contacted
For Additional Information
Call the Superfund,Toxics Release Inventory (TRI),
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know
Act (EPCRA), Risk Management Program (RMP) and Oil
Information Center:
800-424-9346 or 703-412-9810
TDD 800-553-7672 or 703-412-3323
www.epa.gov/oii-spiiis-prevention-and-
preparedness-reguiations/contact-us-about-oii-
spiii-prevention-and-1
Visit the Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
www.epa.gov/oil-spills-prevention-and-
preparedness-regulations
For more information on oil spill reporting requirements
www.epa.gov/oii-spilis-prevention-and-
preparedness-reguiations/overview-discharge-
oil-reguiation-sheen-ruie
United States
Environmental Protection
% W Lai * * Agency
For Additional Information
Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation:
www.epa.gov/oil-spills-prevention-and-
preparedness-regulations/overview-spiii-
prevention-controi-and
To prevent oil spills from ASTs, many facilities are
required to develop an oil spill prevention plan under
the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure
(SPCC) regulation.
Steps to prevent oil spills from ASTs include, but are
not limited to:
	Using tanks compatible with the oil stored
	Providing overfill prevention for oil tanks
	Providing secondary containment fortanks
	Inspecting and testing aboveground piping and oil
tanks
Basic Information on the SPCC Rule:
	A Facility Owner/Operator's Guide to Oil
Pollution Prevention: www.epa.gov/oil-spills-
prevention-and-preparedness-regulations/
facility-owneroperators-guide-oil-pollution
	SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors:
www.epa.gov/oil-spills-prevention-and-
preparedness-regulations/spcc-guidance-
regional-inspectors
Tribal Petroleum/Oil Pollution and
Contamination Cleanup Contact
and Resource Aid
UNDERGROUND
STORAGE TANKS (UST)
For Additional Information
Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST)
Headquarters and Regional Contact Information:
www.epa.gov/oust/regions/
OUST Headquarters Judy Mrosis-202-564-0644
EPA Region 1 /Iwto/Mmtf 617-918-1313
EPA Region 2 Dennis McChesney-2 12-637-4232
Winston G. Sm/f/j-404-562-9467
Boblgan 312-886-6212
Ruben Afoyo-214-665-2755
Douglas Drouare-M 3-551 -7299
Raymond Faliskie-303-312-6124
Steven Linder-415-972-3369
Hob Rau 206-553-6285
EPA Region 4
EPA Region 5
EPA Region 6
EPA Region 7
EPA Region 8
EPA Region 9
EPA Region 10
Cleaning Up Underground Storage Tank
System Releases: www.epa.gov/ust/deaning-
underground-storage-tank-ust-releases
Basic Information on UST Program in Indian Country:
www.epa.gov/ust/underground-storage-
tanks-usts-program-indian-country
BROWNFIELDS ASSESSMENT
AND CLEANUP
For Additional Information
Office of Brownfieids and Land Revitaiization
(OBLR) Headquarters and Regional Contact
Information:
www.epa.gov/brownfields/brownfieids-
contacts-epa-regional-offices
OBLR Headquarters Rachelienfz-202-566-2745
EPA Region 1 AmyJean McKeov/n-617-918-1248
EPA Region 2 Phillip Cldppin-212-637-4431
EPA Region 3 Mike Taurino-215-814-3371
EPA Region 4	Olga Perry-404-562-8534
EPA Region 5 Rosita Clarke-Moreno-312-886-7251
EPA Region 6 Roger Hancock-2'\4-665-668&
EPA Region 7 Jennifer Aforr/s913-551 -7341
EPA Region 8 Melissa Devincenzi-303-312-6377
EPA Region 9	Jose Garcia 213-244-1811
EPA Region 10 Mary Coolie 907-271 -3414
Basic Information on Brownfieids:
www.epa.gov/brownfields
Basic Information on Petroleum Brownfieids:
www.epa.gov/ust/petroieum-brownfields
Office of Land
and Emergency
Response (5105T)
EPA-560-F-19-170
July 2019
www. epa. gov/brownfieids

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