Industries regulated by PHMSA are required to report incidents which meet or exceed established reporting criteria. PHMSA uses incident data to assess safety trends and guide the development of new initiatives to enhance hazardous materials transportation safety.
PHMSA's incident report forms capture relevant data about each reported incident, including the location, cause, and consequences. Information in the reports are used by PHMSA in future analyses. Complete and accurate data is essential to PHMSA's ability to conduct sound assessments of incident trends.
Hazardous Materials Transportation and Pipeline Accidents are to be reported directly to the 24-hour National Response Center (NRC): at 1-800-424-8802. To reach the DOT's 24-hour Crisis Management Center, call 202-366-1863.
For more information, please refer to:
Data and Statistics
Preparedness and Response
Protecting Your Community
Dealing with Hazardous Materials Concerns