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BART Contact Information

24/7 - Any day, any time

To report or to learn about an environmental incident on Narragansett Bay (such as a fish kill or algal bloom) call: Bay Line: 222-8888 (May 15 to Oct. 15)

In an emergency (an immediate threat to public safety or the environment), call: Environmental Police (DEM Division of Law Enforcement) Hot Line: 222-3070. Calls are accepted 24/7

To report a release of a hazardous substance (such as an oil spill) call DEM Office of Emergency Response at 222-1360 during normal business hours M-F 8:30-4pm.

For help reaching the appropriate office or person at DEM, call DEM Information (Office of Customer and Technical Assistance) at 222-6800

A gateway to DEM phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and travel directions is also on-line, as are directories for Complaints, Topics, Programs, Staff.

For DEM public relations, contact DEM Public Affairs staff at 222-2771. News releases are also posted on-line at

Bay Line and BART are administered by:

The Office of the Director
RI DEM Headquarters
The Foundry, 4th Floor
235 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908-5767
Phone: 222-2771