Welcome to the Region II Regional Response Team (RRT II) Home Page.
RRT II is the regional component of the National Response System for the states of New York and New Jersey. RRT II serves as the regional body for planning and preparedness activities before a response to a major or other significant oil or hazardous substance incident is taken, and for coordination, advice and assistance, as requested by the On-Scene Coordinator, during such response actions.
Co-chaired by EPA and the U.S. Coast Guard, with membership and participation from approximately 20 federal, state and local government agencies, the RRT meets semi-annually to review and comment on recent response actions or other issues related to the preparation, implementation, or exercise of regional and/or local plans; to conduct advance planning for use of dispersants or other chemical agents in response to oil spills; and to conduct or participate in training and exercises as necessary to encourage preparedness activities of the response community within the region.
For a thorough description of both the National Response System and the responsibilities of Regional Response Teams, please visit the National Response Team's website . The EPA website also provides an overview.
RRT II plans, policies and guidance documents can be found at: www.nrt.org/RRT2plans
RRT II meeting announcements, presentations, attendees, and action items can be found at: www.nrt.org/RRT2meetings
RRT II annual reports can be found at: www.nrt.org/RRT2AnnualReports
Questions or Comments? Please E-mail the Coast Guard RRT Coordinator or the EPA RRT Coordinator.