Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Environmental Emergency Response (EER)
Missouri’s Spill Bill (260.500 – 260.550 RSMo) requires that responsible parties report hazardous material releases to DNR’s 24-hour Spill Line (573-634-2436), or to the National Response Center (800-424-8802). As detailed in the Spill Bill, the EER section is responsible for responding to significant releases of hazardous materials that pose an immediate threat to surrounding populations and environments.
Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC)
MERC is Missouri’s State Emergency Response Commission (SERC), as required by the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA). MERC protects public health and the environment through a variety of responsibilities such as hazmat training for responders and managing Tier Two forms for facilities using hazardous chemicals throughout Missouri.
Missouri Poison Center
The Poison Center has nurses, pharmacists, and physicians that provide guidance to callers reporting potential poisonous exposures. The Center also engages in outreach and education activities. The Missouri Poison Center’s help line is:
314-773-5200 (for callers in St. Louis) or
1-800-222-1222 (for callers outside St. Louis)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency that prevents harmful exposures and illness due to toxic substances. Resources include information on toxic substances, emergency response guidelines, and environmental health education materials.
National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP)
A program to which MHMIS contributes NTSIP tracks releases of toxic substances. Its national database, state surveillance, and response team components provide information to reduce the public health risk posed by hazardous material incidents. ATSDR’s Historical HSEES Data
HSEES (Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance) was a model for NTSIP. The website is available as a reference and provides data from 1990 to 2010 on hazardous substance events, educational materials that were used for outreach prevention, and reports on HSEES activities. Note that the webpage is no longer maintained and may contain data that is no longer current and/or accurate; this resource is intended as a historical reference for the public health community.
The NRC is the federal government’s point of contact for reporting oil and chemical releases. MHMIS receives reports of Missouri incidents from the NRC. The website features an online reporting tool, a query function to search for certain incidents, and national statistics on incident types.
A tool for community members, toxicological/public health professionals, emergency responders, and health care providers to find information on toxic substances, their health effects, and exposure risks.
The NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) is a resource intended for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The NPG provides easy-to-read summaries of chemical information to mitigate occupational chemical hazards.