Emergency Response

Mission of the Office of Emergency Response

Protect the health and safety of the citizens of Illinois during emergency incidents involving the release of oil, hazardous materials or other contaminants, while stabilizing, minimizing or eliminating the environmental consequences to the land, air or waters of the state.

In case of an emergency call:

Illinois Emergency Management Agency — (217) 782-7860 or (800) 782-7860 (in Illinois)
Emergency Release Notification Fact Sheet

National Response Center — (800) 424-8802

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (if the emergency involves the release of potentially hazardous materials to the environment) — (217) 782-3637

Non-emergency Inquiries or Concerns

Citizen Pollution Complaint

State On Scene Coordinator

State On Scene Coordinators (SOSC), coordinate Illinois EPA’s response to environmental emergencies involving oil or hazardous materials and ensure that any environmental contamination is cleaned up. SOSCs work with other response agencies including the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), which is the initial contact for responses to an emergency or disaster in Illinois.