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The Emergency Response Branch (ERB) is trained to respond immediately to environmental emergencies where hazardous materials may have been spilled. This team is comprised of and represents the Divisions of Water, Waste Management, and Air Quality for the Department for Environmental Protection during emergency events.
No, the Emergency Response Branch does not have a memorandum of agreement with any city or county governments. You should never expect a call to 911 to fulfill your reporting requirements to the state or federal government.
Under Kentucky law a non-reported release could result in payment of fines up the $25,000 per day per violation.
The party responsible for the release of a hazardous material, whether discharged by accident or through negligence, is liable for the cost of the services.
Report an Environmental Emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.