Federal Region 1
Regional Response Team
RRT1 is the federal component of the National Response System for the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. RRT1 is made up of representatives from 15 federal departments and agencies and each of the States/Commonwealths. It is co-chaired by the Chief of the Emergency Planning and Response Branch from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regional office in Boston, MA, and the Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor of the United States Coast Guard's First District. It meets at least two times per year throughout the region.
RRT1 is a planning, policy, and coordinating body which does not respond directly to the scene of a spill or release. It provides assistance as requested by the On-Scene Coordinator during an incident. 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. EPA also provides an online overview.
For more information, specific questions or to join the RRT1 Distribution list, please contact the EPA or Coast Guard Coordinators listed under the "Contacts" tab on this page.
EPA Region 1 EPRB
5 Post Office Square, Ste 100 SEMD 02-2
Boston, MA 02109-3912
CDR Jesse Diaz
First Coast Guard District
408 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110-3350