Federal regulations require certain types of incidents or accidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials to be reported immediately to the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802. See 49 eCFR 171.15; 49 eCFR 191.5; and 49 eCFR 195.52.
Incidents or accidents meeting the written report criteria in PHMSA regulations must also be reported to PHMSA. Reports are generally due within 30 days of the incident, but vary based on the mode of transportation. 30-day written incident/accident reports are submitted to PHMSA on one of the following reports:
All Modes other than Pipeline
Hazardous Materials Incident Report Form DOT F 5800.1 (49 eCFR 171.16)
Incident Report - Gas Distribution System Form PHMSA F 7100.1 (49 eCFR 191.9)
Incident Report – Natural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems Form PHMSA F 7100.2 (49 eCFR 191.15)
Incident Report - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities Form PHMSA F 7100.3 (49 eCFR 191.15)
Accident Report - Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems Form PHMSA F 7000-1 (49 eCFR 195.54)
What are Incident/Accident Report Forms?
Incident or accident report forms are written reports required by Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations or Pipeline Safety Regulations that must be submitted within 30 days of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material or an incident or accident involving a natural gas or hazardous liquid pipeline facility. The information collected on each report is used by PHMSA and other agencies to mitigate risk, analyze gaps, and enhance safety.