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Spill Cleanup Resources

Spill Reporting Form (NEW):

The Spill Reporting Form may be submitted to document initial and potentially follow-up response actions conducted to address releases of hazardous materials. When a response summary is required by §35-503 of the Investigation and Remediation of Contaminated Properties Rule or if response costs are eligible for reimbursement through the Petroleum Cleanup Fund, this form must be submitted to the Spill Program unless the consultant/contractor instead submits a proprietary report. Completed forms may also be submitted with a proprietary report.


Contaminated Sites Guidance Documents and Procedures:

The Sites Management Section Maintains a variety of guidance documents intended to assist property owners, prospective purchasers, environmental consultants, and other interested parties in the remediation of contaminated properties due to spills.


Self Inspection Checklist for Fuel Oil Tanks:

Vermont weather takes its toll, causing ground shifts, frost heaves, rust, and general wear, all of which can affect a heating oil tank and its piping. Weather, corrosion, and poor maintenance can cause fuel oil spills, which can lead to unpleasant smells, water contamination, and lower property values. The two main causes of spills come from copper lines leaking under a concrete floor slab and from falling snow and ice damaging fuel filters and outside lines. The Self-Inspection Checklist for Fuel Oil Tanks is designed to help spot any maintenance issues or problems that may lead to tank failure and/or leaks.


Hazardous Material Spill Response Fact Sheet:

Please see Hazardous Material Spill Response Fact Sheet for additional information regarding how to respond, report, and clean-up a spill.


Spill Response for First Responders:

Intended for First Responders, please see the following guidance for responding and cleaning up hazardous material spills: Hazardous Substance Spill Response - 5 steps for First Responders