The MAEAP Spill Response Program provides for the rapid, cost-effective cleanup, and proper use or disposal of manure, pesticides, and fertilizer. There were seven ag-chemical spills responded to and properly mitigated in FY2018.
MDARD field staff responds to incidents reported to the MDARD Spill Hotline by emergency first responders, responsible parties, or other persons that observe an uncontrolled release. Staff provides direction to the responsible party to contain the spill. Once any immediate environmental concerns are abated, the responsible party is provided with advice on how to clean-up the spilled material. In nearly all situations, the spilled material is land applied at agronomic rates, avoiding costly landfill expenses. Call 1-800-405-0101 to report spills.