DBRC | Oil Spill Emergency Activation
DBRC - Delaware Bay and River Cooperative - Emergency Oil Spill Response and Spill Management

Emergency Activation

Spiller must notify DBRC of incident, please call 302-645-7861.

Please follow the information below to notify the Delaware Bay and River Cooperative of oil or chemical spills on the Delaware Bay, Delaware River and Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

  • 24 Hour Number : (302) 645-7861
  • Regular Business Hours. (610) 859-2830

Step 1:

  • Spiller notifies DBRC of a spill by calling one of the above numbers. This notification is not necessarily an activation and can be used to put DBRC on standby while more information is gathered. DBRC will not expend resources at this point unless directed to do so.
  • Spiller gather incident information. Location, Quantity, Product, etc.

Step 2:

Step 3:

  • Spiller can make the initial determination of required equipment and resources, or rely on DBRC to identify what is needed, or a combination of both. It is best to discuss the options with a DBRC response officer directly.
  • Required equipment may include boom, boats, skimmers, etc.

Spiller Activates DBRC

  • Spiller activates DBRC by submitting the Spill Response Questionnaire, and confirms submission by calling (302) 645-7861.

Step 4:



Quick Links

DBRC Oil Spill Activation Plan
Click to download the DBRC Oil Spill Activation Plan.

Spill Response Questionairre
Downloadable Word document.

Equipment Request Form
Downloadable Equipment Request Word document.

DBRCINC.contact information
Complete list of all DBRC contacts.