Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Chemical Spills Prevention and Preparedness
To contact a Region 9 Duty Officer for oil or chemical spills in Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands please call (800) 300-2193. This number is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
The Emergency Prevention and Preparedness Program is located within the Response, Planning and Prevention Branch of the Superfund Division. It is home to EPA Region 9's prevention activities under Superfund Law (CERCLA), the Emergency Prevention and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), and the Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan Regulations (CAA 112(r)).
In collaboration with the Emergency Response program, it is also home to the planning and preparedness activities required by CERCLA, EPCRA, and the Clean Water Act as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA). Each of these laws and this program's planning, outreach, and enforcement activities provide the foundation for the Pacific Southwest Region's
The key functions of the Region 9 Emergency Prevention Programs are regulatory enforcement and compliance outreach. We work very closely with federal, state, and local partners and have developed important industry-based collaborations as well. The main program elements are outreach and education, compliance assistance, inspection and investigation, and enforcement. The prevention laws that we implement are:
- EPCRA non-313 (a.k.a. Community Right to Know Act)
- CAA 112 (r) (a.k.a. Risk Management Program)
- CERCLA 103 (PDF) (101 pp, 4.78MB) (Release Reporting Requirements)
For more on these laws and EPA's Prevention Programs please go to the EPA HQ Office of Emergency Management.
The emergency preparedness programs are designed to provide the foundation for planning coordination and collaboration with federal, state, and local response partners. The National Response System and the National Contingency Plan provide the framework for this important safety continuum element in coordination with the National Response Plan. The key organizational tools that we use to support our planning and preparedness responsibilities are:
- U.S. Mexico Border Planning
- Regional Response Teams
- Area Contingency and Geographic Response Planning
- Preparedness Outreach
For more on EPA's Preparedness Programs please go to the EPA HQ Office of Emergency Management.
For more on Region 9's Emergency Prevention and Preparedness Programs please contact:
Kathryn Lawrence, Chief
Emergency Prevention and Preparedness Section
U.S. EPA Region 9
Mail Code: SFD-9-3
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94903
Phone: (415) 972-3039