The Spill Response and Complaint Investigation Section (SRCIS) covers a wide variety of functions including emergency response to petroleum and hazardous waste spills, and investigating complaints related to improper handling and disposal of petroleum, hazardous and solid wastes onto the ground or into surface waters of the state. SRCIS responds to a variety of spills and complaints including automotive accidents, residential heating oil spills, airplane crashes, illegal handling and disposal of infectious wastes, inspection of automobile salvage yards, asbestos disposal, leaking underground and leaking aboveground storage tank.
The SRCIS has offices in Concord, Gorham and Newington to provide prompt response to spills and complaints. The Newington office located at the Pease International Trade Port is responsible for coastal oil spills and response.
SRCIS personnel are available 24 hours a day seven days a week and are equipped with supplies that can be used for containing or packaging of spills and waste materials. Stockpiles of spill response equipment and supplies are maintained at several key locations around the state for use by local officials during emergency spill cleanup. Several remedial contractors are under contract with the state to provide emergency cleanup services.