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contact NDEE's Public Information Office, (402) 471-4223, (402) 471-4243 or (402) 471-4245

NDEQ Amends Its Procedures for After-Hours Phone Notifications

There is a new phone number in effect for reaching the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality after normal business hours, for those who are required to immediately report environmental spills, accidents or potential violations to the Department. The new number for after-hours notifications is (402) 479-4921. This phone number replaces (402) 471-4545.

The number for reporting to the NDEQ during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM CST) continues to be (402) 471-2186 or toll-free at 1 (877) 253-2603. Those calling these numbers after-hours, holidays and weekends will receive a recorded message advising them to call (402) 479-4921 to immediately report spills, accidents or violations.

This change is in response to a recent upgrade in the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) phone system.
The new number is a direct line to the NSP Dispatch Center in Lincoln. By calling this new number, persons will remain able to reach NDEQ after-hours through the NSP when required to do so.