Fuel Spill Response and Reporting

Fuel spills in New York must be reported to the State Department of Environmental Conservation within two hours of discovery unless they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. The quantity is known to be less than 5 gallons; and
  2. The spill is contained and under the control of the spiller; and
  3. The spill has not and will not reach the State's water or any land; and
  4. The spill is cleaned up within 2 hours of discovery.

A spill is considered to have not impacted land if it occurs on a paved surface such as asphalt or concrete. A spill in a dirt or gravel parking lot is considered to have impacted land and is reportable.

If your building’s fuel tank has experienced a release, contact East Coast Environmental immediately.

24/7/365 Emergency Spill Response

You should not delay when you discover a fuel spill, and we never do! East Coast Environmental emergency spill response team is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our emergency spill response personnel are HAZMAT, HAZWOPPER, LPS, and FEMA ICS trained, to appropriately manage any situation.

We have a wide range of spill response cleanup and containment tools on hand to remediate spills of all sizes including specially treated absorbent cloths and pads, temporary storage devices, pumps and more. We will provide final reports with detailed incident descriptions, remediation actions, analytical results, waste manifest, and more.

NYSDEC & NYCDEP Spill Reporting & Cleanup

Both the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection have specific regulations for fuel spill remediation and reporting.

East Coast Environmental response team ensures your fuel spill will be cleaned according to all applicable state and city regulations, and all reporting and documentation submitted within appropriate deadlines.

Our services also include:

  • Site and Groundwater Remediation
  • Waste Transportation and Disposal
  • Regulatory Compliance