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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Disasters and Emergencies

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As part of the National Response System, EPA's Pacific Southwest Office routinely responds to a wide range of oil and hazardous substance releases and other environmental emergencies.

Our Emergency Response Program has staff on call 24 hours a day to respond to environmental disasters, hazardous materials releases, and inland oil spills that threaten human health and/or the environment. Working closely with federal, state, tribal, and local response organizations, we also regularly conduct drills and exercises to make sure the region has adequately prepared and planned for major incidents.

Our regional office also works with facilities to prevent chemical releases and oil spills and to ensure that adequate information and planning are maintained to assist first responders.

EPA encourages all residents of the Pacific Southwest to develop a household plan and be prepared for emergencies.

More Information on Region 9's Emergency Response and Preparedness Programs

Daniel Meer, Assistant Director
Superfund Division
Emergency Response, Preparedness and Prevention Branch
US EPA Region 9
(415) 972-3132 (office)

EPA Region 9's Emergency Response Program website

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.

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