Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Natural Gas Drilling Tip Line

EPA's Mid-Atlantic Region has a natural gas drilling tip line for reporting dumping and other illegal or suspicious hauling and/or disposal activities.

• Tip line number (toll free): 877-919-4372 (877-919-4EPA)

• Tip email address:

• Tip mailing address:
EPA Region 3
1650 Arch Street (3CEOO)
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029

Documenting Suspicious Activity

To the extent possible, record:

• Location of the event

• Date of the event

• Time of the event

• Who, if anyone you interacted with during the event

Photos and videos are great ways to document observations. Be sure to record the date and time the photo or video was taken. Email your digital files, or mail your photographic prints, video cassettes, or CD-ROM disks to EPA using the contact information above.

When describing what you observed, include:

• Activity taking place, including description of equipment and materials involved

• Descriptions of vehicles
- Color
- Company name or logo
- License plate number
- Type of vehicle

• Destination of discharge (physical location and stream name, if known)

• Environmental impacts: discoloration, dying vegetation, dead fish or other wildlife

Thank you for reporting this information to EPA.


Reporting Environmental Concerns to Pennsylvania's Dept. of Environmental Protection

The Pennsylvania DEP site for Environmental Complaints - Northeast Region:

• Pennsylvania DEP Environmental Complaint Form:

• Environmental Cleanup Hotline: 570 820-4902

Environmental Program Manager: Ron Brezinski


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this information! We all need to keep these contacts at the ready. I am going to provide them to my family in Bradford County, PA. Excellent blog, Splashdown!



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