Oceania Regional Response Team (ORRT)

AS, CNMI, Guam, HI - Oceania

Site Contact:
Bill Jones/Jesse Harms
ORRT Co-Coordinators

(Jones.bill@epa.gov; Jesse.B.Harms@uscg.mil)

Site Location:
AS, CNMI, Guam, HI 96850-4982

 Please mark your calendar for our next meeting.  Due to ongoing disaster responses, the December ORRT meeting has been changed to a virtual meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

  • August 2023:  TBD, ORRT Executive Committee meeting and training and/or exercises in American Samoa (Tentative)
  • December 13, 2023: virtual ORRT Meeting 1400 - 1700 PST
  • March 2024:  TBD, ORRT Executive Committee meetings and training and/or exercises in Guam and CNMI (Tentative)
  • June 20, 2024: ORRT Virtual meeting, 1430 – 1500 PDT
  • December 10-12, 2024: Hybrid ORRT Meeting (in person with virtual connectivity) in Hawaii combined with training, chemical safety day and/or exercise

 Please do not hesitate to contact Bill Jones (jones.bill@epa.gov)  or Jesse Harms (Jesse.B.Harms@uscg.mil) with questions, comments and/or suggested content (e.g., docs, links, calendar items).


The Oceania Regional Response Team (ORRT) is responsible for regional planning and preparedness activities before response actions, and for providing advice and support to Federal On Scene Coordinators or Remedial Project Managers when activated, usually during an incident or response.

Oceania RRT membership consists of designated representatives from each federal agency participating in the National Response Team (NRT) together with state, territory, commonwealth or local government agencies - providing them with the opportunity to participate in response and preparedness activities related to pollution incidents.

The ORRT is led by US EPA Region 9 and USCG District 14, and its Area of Responsibility (AOR) includes Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) and other Pacific Island territories and nations as requested.