Any release (spill) of a chemical or petroleum product to the ground, open waterway, sanitary sewer, storm drain or air, requires quick action on the part of those involved or anyone who notices the release. If there is a spill, Environmental Health & Safety should be notified during regular business hours. If the spill is large, or if emergency conditions develop as a result of the spill, University Police should be contacted immediately. Promptly reporting and initiating a clean up of the spill will mitigate further damage and prevent potential fines or penalties. EH&S will review the initial response and advise what additional response actions may be necessary by the campus departments involved or others. This includes contacting the necessary authorities, dispatching clean-up crews and fulfilling any reporting requirements.
For information on appropriate actions to take if you have or notice a spill, please click one of the following links:
Minor Oil Spills
- Initiate a clean-up if:
- Spill occurs in a containment area or on concrete or asphalt, AND
- Less than five gallons is spilled, AND
- Spill is cleaned within two hours.
- Report the spill to Environmental Health and Safety.
- Additional assistance can be obtained from:
- West Campus Physical Plant: X2-6400; (631) 632-6400
- East Campus Physical Plant: X4-2400; (631) 444-2400