Cancer Information Service
National Institute of Health. Provides information on cancer and referrals to proper sources for answers to questions.
Non-Emergency Services (Chemical Manufacturers Association)
Provides referrals for regulatory, safety and health, and general product information.
Chemtrec Emergency Hotline
(Chemical Transportation Emergency Center) 1-800-424-9300
Identifies unknown chemicals, advises on response methods and procedures for chemicals and situations, provides help in contacting shippers, carriers, manufacturers, and product response teams.
City of Houston Recycling Hotline
Answers questions about where and what to recycle. Provides information on Houstons curbside recycling program and drop-off locations.
Clean Texas 2000 Program (Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission)
Provides information on where to dispose of used motor oil and gives tips on composting.
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Provides information on consumer safety and guidelines on formaldehyde, asbestos, lime, and air pollutants, as well as product recall information.
Environmental Defense Fund Recycling Hotline
Provides information and literature on recycling.
Harris County Pollution Control Hotline
This number can be used to report pollution incidents in Harris County.
Household Hazardous Waste Information Line
City of Houston. Provides information on safe disposal and storage of household hazardous waste as well as suggestions for less toxic products for home and garden.
Keep Texas Beautiful
Provides information on the 400 affiliates associated with Keep Texas Beautiful, a non-profit organization focusing on various programs including recycling, teacher information, outreach training, and solid waste management.
Lone Star Notification Center
1-800-669-8344 or 713-223-4567
An underground line locating service operated by the Utility Coordinating Committee.
National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
National Lead Information Center
Recorded message (Spanish & English). Sends safety information on lead upon callers request.
National Pesticide Telecommunications Network
Provides information on pesticide products, basic safety practices, health and environmental effects, and cleanup and disposal procedures.
National Response Center, U.S. Coast Guard Hotline
Allows individuals to report chemical spills and accidental releases of oil and hazardous substances.
National Water Information Clearinghouse
(U.S. Geological Survey)
Answers questions and sends materials to interested persons about public drinking water.
Texas Smoking Vehicle Program (Polluting Car) Hotline (Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission)
Allows individuals to report polluting vehicles by giving the license number of the offending vehicle. Information about how to curb excess pollution is then sent to the vehicles owner.
Pollution Response System (Galveston Bay National Estuary Program)
1-800-3 OUR BAY (368-7229)
Allows individuals to report pollution in Galveston Bay and in the surrounding five county area (Brazoria, Chambers, Harris, Galveston, and Liberty).
Poison Control Center (Houston)
Gives advice for the emergency treatment for poisoning, accidental ingestion, and intentional drug overdoses. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.
Public Laws Update Service (Office of the Federal Register)
Lists pending public laws signed or vetoed by the President. Updated as laws become available.
Soil & Water Conservation Hotline (Soil and Water Conservation Society)
1-800-THE SOIL (843 7645)
Answers questions and sends materials to students and teachers interested in soil conservation and other environmental topics.
Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network
EPA Hotlines and Special Phone Numbers
Air Risk Hotline
Provides detailed technical assistance and general technical guidance on matters pertaining to health, exposure, and risk assessment of toxic air pollutants.
Asbestos Information (for schools only)
The Community Awareness and Emergency Response information line was established by East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA). If there is an emergency in the area served by EHCMA, you can call the CAER line for updated information and instructions.
Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Hotline
(Also called Chemical Emergency Preparedness Hotline)
Provides information on community preparedness for facility releases, emergency planning, community right-to-know and SARA Title III legislation. www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hotline
Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse
Provides information and materials on indoor air quality. Public Information Center
EPA Public Information Center
Provides public information about EPA, its programs and activities, and offers a variety of general, non-technical information materials.
Provides assistance to the public and regulated community in understanding EPAs regulations and policy regarding RCRA, CERCLA, and Underground Storage Tanks (UST) programs.
Safe Drinking Water Hotline
Provides the public and the regulated community with information about the policies and regulations regarding the Safe Drinking Water Act and Amendments; also accepts requests for some drinking water publications.
Small Business and Asbestos Ombudsman
Provides advice and information to small businesses on complying with EPA regulations and problems encountered by small-quantity generators of hazardous waste and other small businesses with environmental concerns.
TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) Assistance Information Service Hotline
Provides general and technical assistance on the Toxic Substances Control Act; Staff will help obtain guidance on TSCA regulations including guidance on PCBs and asbestos issues.
Wetlands Information Hotline
Provides information regarding wetlands protection, and offers instructions on how to report violators. Provides updates on legislation regarding wetlands protection, and distributes educational material upon request.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Agency Information