Spill Incidents

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 25 May 2019

This dataset contains records of spills of petroleum and other hazardous materials. Under State law and regulations, spills that could pollute the lands or waters of the state must be reported by the spiller (and, in some cases, by anyone who has knowledge of the spill). Examples of what may be included in a spill record includes: Administrative information (DEC region and unique seven-digit spill number). Program facility name. Spill date/time. Location. Spill source and cause. Material(s) and material type spilled. Quantity spilled and recovered. Units measured. Surface water bodies affected. Close date (cleanup activity finished and all paperwork completed).

Tags: spills, petroleum spills, hazardous materials, chemical spills, oil

This dataset has the following 20 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Spill Numberspill_numbertextProgram-specific spill identification number.
Program Facility Nameprogram_facility_nametextProgram name of the site or facility.
Street 1street_1textStreet address or location for the address for the spill.
Street 2street_2textAdditional street address or location information for the spill.
LocalitylocalitytextCity, town or village of the address of the spill.
CountycountytextCounty location of the spill.
ZIP Codezip_codetextZip code of the address of the spill. US zip codes include four- digit zip code extension, if available. (Note: zip code is not reported for many spills)
SWIS Codeswis_codetextFour-digit State Wide Information System (SWIS) code identifying county, and city or town where spill is physically located.
DEC Regiondec_regionnumberNYSDEC Region where the spill is located: Region 1: (Long Island) Nassau and Suffolk counties; Region 2: (New York City) Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island; Region 3: (Lower Hudson Valley) Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties; Region 4: (Capital Region/Northern Catskills) Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties; Region 5: (Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain) Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties; Region 6: (Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario) Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence counties; Region 7: (Central New York) Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins counties; Region 8: (Western Finger Lakes) Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties; Region 9: (Western New York) Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties.
Spill Datespill_datecalendar_dateDate of spill. (Dates older than 1978 are estimates.)
Received Datereceived_datecalendar_dateDate spill information received.
Contributing Factorcontributing_factortextCause of spill: Unknown; Human Error; Traffic Accident; Equipment Failure; Vandalism; Tank Test Failure; Housekeeping; Deliberate; Abandoned Drums; Tank Failure; Tank Overfill; Storm; Other.
WaterbodywaterbodytextName of surface water body affected by the spill. Filled in when resource affected is surface water.
SourcesourcetextSource of spill (Facility Type): Unknown; Commercial/Industrial; Institutional, Educational, Gov., Other; Major Facility (MOSF) > 400,000 gal; Non Major Facility > 1,100 gal; Gasoline Station or other PBS Facility; Passenger Vehicle; Commercial Vehicle; Tank Truck; Private Dwelling; Vessel; Railroad Car; Transformer; Chemical Bulk Storage Facility.
Close Dateclose_datecalendar_dateSpill close date.
Material Namematerial_nametextCommon name of spilled substance/material.
Material Familymaterial_familytextRepresents the family of the spilled material: Petroleum, Oxygenates, Hazardous Material, Other.
QuantityquantitynumberAmount of substance found/spilled. (If unknown: “0”) Note that the quantity can include amount of contaminated soil or water that is combined with the spilled material.
UnitsunitstextUnits for amount of substance found/spilled: Gallons or Pounds (Field may be blank if not reported.)
RecoveredrecoverednumberAmount of material recovered, if applicable. “Recovered” material units are the same as the “Quantity” spill units. (If amount recovered is unknown: “0”). Note that the quantity recovered can be greater than the amount spilled when contaminated soil or water is collected with the spilled material.