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New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund

Administered by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, the New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund, also called the Oil Spill Fund, is responsible for cleaning up oil spills and protecting New York’s air, soil, and drinking, surface and ground water.

New York State law requires that any person who discovers a spill must report it within two hours by calling the 24-hour Spill Hotline at 1-800-457-7362. Individuals who sustain financial losses because of a petroleum spill may file a damage claim with the Fund.

The Fund has two major sources of revenue: a license fee charged on each barrel of petroleum sold in New York State, currently $.08 per 42-gallon barrel, and reimbursement of costs, interest, and penalties from petroleum spillers. By requiring those responsible for spills to pay for clean up costs, the Fund is able to keep petroleum license fees very low.

Highlights:

Contact Us:

    Call us at:  (Monday through Friday) 
    Phone: 518-474-6657
    Fax: 518-474-9979

    24-hour Spill Hotline:
    1-800-457-7362

    Write us at:
    Office of the State Comptroller 
    New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund
    110 State Street
    Albany, New York  12236