Step 1: Report the leak to your State environmental department (Note: this step may also be completed by the tank removal contractor).
New Jersey: Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) at 1-877-WARNDEP (877-927-6337). The NJDEP will issue an incident number and send a letter notifying the responsible party of the incident number and post-remediation requirements. No payments or report submittals are due until the cleanup is complete.
New York: State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) at 800-457-7362. A spill number will be assigned to the reported incident.
Connecticut: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) at 866-DEP-SPIL (866-337-7745). A spill number will be assigned to the reported incident.
Pennsylvania: Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) at 484-250-5900. An efacts number may be assigned to the reported incident.
Step 2: Contact your homeowner’s insurance provider and notify them about the oil release.
Step 3: If applicable, report the leak to your tank insurance provider in addition to your home insurer. This claim may be active if coverage was provided for the tank removal.