Enterprises with specific contingency plans have their own notification routines. There are also other procedures, e.g. for notifications issued by aircraft.
Notifications received by the 110-central or a coastal radio are relayed to the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s Department for Emergency Response.
The department’s on-duty personnel will monitor the situation, usually in cooperation with a VTS station if a vessel is involved. The on-duty staff can then place requirements on the polluter, give advice or take action, depending on the nature of the incident.
Annually, 1300-1400 notifications of (potentially) acute pollution require follow-up.
In case of accidents involving chemicals, the Department for Emergency Response may also utilise a 24/7 national and pan European counselling service established by the industry itself.
The Department for Emergency Response applies a variety of decision-making and support tools to ensure the quality of their emergency stand-by and response services.