Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009
101 Notification of pollution incidents
(1) For the purposes of section 149 of the Act, a pollution incident that is required to be notified under section 148 of the Act—(a) is to be notified verbally to each relevant authority, and(b) is to be followed by notification in writing within 7 days of the date on which the incident occurred.(2) For the purposes of section 149 of the Act, notification of the EPA may be achieved by telephoning the EPA environment line.Note.Section 150(2) of the Act provides that the information contained in a notification is to be the information known when the notification occurs. Therefore, if information becomes known between the immediate notification given verbally and the time when written notification is required to be given, that new information will be required to be notified immediately after it becomes known and to be included in the written notification.