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Home FAQs Who must report spills of hazardous material?

Who must report spills of hazardous material?

 

Anyone who possesses or controls:

  •  Hazardous Substances

            *  as listed under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability

                   Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended.

               *  those extremely hazardous substances designated under Title III of the Superfund Amendments

                   and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986.

               *  nerve and blister agents designated under state law.

  • Pollutants of contaminants - materials, which when released into the environment in a quanity, may present an imminent or substantial danger to the public health or welfare. (KRS 224 01-400)
  • Petroleum or petroleum products - other than a permitted release or application of a pesticide in accordance withthe manufacturer's instructions.  Reportable quantities are 25 gallons or more of a petroleum product within a 24-hour period or any amount that creates a visible sheen on surface waters.  (KRS 224 01-400)

 

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