Emergency Response Hotline: (602) 771-2330 or (800) 234-5677 - Toll Free
The ADEQ Emergency Response Unit is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure that all environmental emergencies are promptly addressed. The Unit works to minimize injuries, deaths, property damage and threats to human health and the environment from chemical spills, fires, explosions and other pollutant releases by stabilizing emergency incidents through its role as the environmental support agency of the State of Arizona Emergency Response and Recovery Plan .
For non-emergency environmental concerns or situations that you believe threatens the environment, such as a trash dump, discarded waste tires, or colored water in a stream, please File a Complaint.
Violation versus an Emergency?
An environmental violation occurs when an activity or an existing condition does not comply with an environmental law or regulation. Environmental violations can include (but are not limited to):
An environmental emergency is a sudden threat to the public health or the well-being of the environment, arising from the release or potential release of oil, radioactive materials, or hazardous chemicals into the air, land, or water.
Examples of environmental emergencies include: