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Office of Emergency Response (OER) responds to environmental pollution threats in every form. Responding to incidents involving petroleum spills caused by vehicle accidents to chemical plant explosions to coastal oil spills, OER provides technical and on-site assistance to ensure threats to the environment and human safety are quickly and effectively addressed.

In addition, OER works with local public safety officials and emergency response contractors to minimize threats to the environment. OER offices are located throughout the state, with headquarters in Tallahassee.

When to report a spill or an incident

Emergency Response Offices
Open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Tallahassee (850) 245-2010
Pensacola (850) 595-8300 (Central Standard Time)
Jacksonville (904) 256-1700
Orlando (407) 897-4100
Tampa (813) 470-5954
Ft. Myers (239) 344-5600
West Palm Beach (561) 393-5877

DEP’s Office of Emergency Response is developing a “Beach Watch” pilot program in the Panhandle that will enlist assistance of residents to observe specific stretches of shoreline and to report any pollution of concern. If you are interested in participating in the "Beach Watch" pilot program please check this page frequently for updates on the program's development.

Last updated: January 14, 2015

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