Welcome to the Region III Regional Response Team (RRT III) Home Page.
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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 meeting announcements, presentations, attendees, and action items can be found at: www.nrt.org/RRT3_MEETINGS_HOME
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.
Thank you all for the outstanding participation at the RRT III meeting on November 15-17, 2016 in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The working Workgroup Meetings were a great success! Attendance List, Meeting Notes, and presentations will be posted on the RRT3 Meetings 2016 site: www.nrt.org/Meetings2016
The next RRT III Meeting will be:
Dates: May 9-11, 2017
Location: Ocean City, Maryland
The website is under development, so please check back for updates and new information.