Under the Missouri Spill Bill, found in Missouri Revised Statutes sections 260.500 to 260.550, RSMo, responsible parties or spillers are required to report hazardous substances releases to the department's 24-hour Environmental Emergency Response Spill Line at 573-634-2436, or the National Response Center at 800-424-8802.
Environmental Emergency Response duty officers staff the 24-hour spill line. In addition to providing state-level assistance, duty officers also complete an incident report for each spill or incident. The department's environmental emergency response tracking systems contain information related to all hazardous substance emergencies and releases reported on the 24-hour spill line or to the National Response Center as far back as December 1993.
The department's original tracking system, MEERTS, was replaced by a new tracking system, MERLIN, in November 2021. Both systems are available below for searching.
- Incidents occurring on or before Oct. 31, 2021: Missouri Environmental Emergency Response Tracking System (MEERTS) Online Search
- Incidents occurring since Nov. 1, 2021: Missouri Environmental Logging Index (MERLIN)
A weekly report that summarizes each weeks reported incidents is also available by email. If you would like to receive these weekly report summaries, email your request to the Environmental Services Program at MEERTSAdmin@dnr.mo.gov.