Welcome to the Region III Regional Response Team (RRT III) Home Page.
RRT III is the regional component of the National Response System for the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia (DC). It includes areas of responsibility for both EPA and USCG (see figure above).
RRT III is co-chaired by EPA and the USCG, with membership and participation from federal, state and local government agencies, and meets semi-annually to discuss planning and preparedness needs; review 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 III Annual Reports, Work Plans, Regional Contingency Plan (RCP), and links to Area Contingency Plans can be found at: www.nrt.org/RRT3_PLANS
RRT III Response Tools (including policies and guidance documents) are located here: www.nrt.org/ResponseTools-FactSheets
Questions or Comments? Please E-mail the USCG RRT Coordinator or the EPA RRT Coordinator.
The next RRT III Meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and recommended safety protocols.
Dates: May 5-7, 2020
All attendees should cancel all reservations and travel plans. We will be looking to hold an abbreviated conference call or virtual meeting during these dates if the COVID-19 situation has stabilized. Agenda and virtual access information to be developed.
Please see the Meetings webpage for further information: www.nrt.org/meetings2020
The website is under development, so please check back for updates and new information.