Spill Investigation Program
Environmental Incident Reports
In North Dakota, both the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Mineral Resources' Oil and Gas Division of the North Dakota Industrial Commission receive reports of environmental incidents. Incidents reported to the Department of Environmental Quality are called General Environmental Incidents while those reported to the Department of Mineral Resources are called Oilfield Environmental Incidents.
The oilfield environmental incident data is gathered and maintained by the Oil and Gas Division. The Department of Environmental Quality is allowed read-only access to a portion of this data and provides it to the public as received without modification. When Department of Environmental Quality staff investigate reported incidents, they will update the information and record it in the update section of each report, producing a new version of the summary report with the next web page update cycle. The web page is updated routinely.