Geographic Response Strategies
Geographic Response Strategies (GRS), sometimes and formerly called Geographic Response Plans (GRP), are map based planning documents intended to be used as a tool employed by emergency officials responding to releases to major rivers. The Geographic Response Strategies help guide local responders to effectively deploy containment and recovery equipment in the event of a spill to navigable waterways.
GRSs are developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with Connecticut DEEP and the U.S. Coast Guard, through an interagency planning process. Representatives from various levels of government, responders, resource specialists, and industry work together to identify spill risks and sensitive resources along stretches of major rivers and harbors.
The following Geographic Response Strategies have been developed for the following locations:
|220920 NR-CT-01 Torrington GRS.pdf||Naugatuck River-Torrington GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/18/2023||862 KB||Download|
|220920 NR-CT-02 Chase Brass GRS.pdf||Naugatuck River-Chase Brass GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/18/2023||799 KB||Download|
|220920 NR-CT-03 Waterbury GRS.pdf||Naugatuck River-Waterbury GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/18/2023||1833 KB||Download|
|220920 NR-CT-04 Naugatuck GRS.pdf||Naugatuck River-Naugatuck GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/18/2023||922 KB||Download|
|220920 NR-CT-05 Riverbend Park GRS.pdf||Naugatuck River-Riverbend Park GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/18/2023||776 KB||Download|
|220920 NR-CT-06 Kinneytown Dam GRS.pdf||Naugatuck River-Kinneytown Dam GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/18/2023||781 KB||Download|
|220920 HR-CT-01 Housatonic Meadows State Park GRS.pdf||Housatonic River-Housatonic Meadows State Park GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/18/2023||903 KB||Download|
|220920 HR-CT-02 Addis Park GRS.pdf||Housatonic River-Addis Park GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/18/2023||914 KB||Download|
|220920 HR-CT-03 Indian Well State Park GRS.pdf||Housatonic River-Indian Well State Park GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/18/2023||793 KB||Download|
|220920 HR-CT-04 Sunnyside Twomile Brook GRS.pdf||Housatonic River-Sunnyside Twomile Brook GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/18/2023||829 KB||Download|
|211108 BH01A Ash Creek GRS Draft.pdf||Bridgeport- Ash Creek GRS A||GRS-Connecticut||1/24/2023||1116 KB||Download|
|211108 BH01B Ash Creek GRS Draft.pdf||Bridgeport- Ash Creek GRS B||GRS-Connecticut||1/24/2023||1171 KB||Download|
|211108 BH02A Black Rock Harbor GRS Draft.pdf||Bridgeport- Black Rock Harbor GRS A||GRS-Connecticut||1/24/2023||983 KB||Download|
|211108 BH02B Black Rock Harbor GRS Draft.pdf||Bridgeport- Black Rock Harbor GRS B||GRS-Connecticut||1/24/2023||1009 KB||Download|
|211108 BH03 Bridgeport Harbor GRS Draft.pdf||Bridgeport- Bridgeport Harbor GRS||GRS-Connecticut||1/24/2023||872 KB||Download|
Response Strategies are currently in development for the Connecticut River in Connecticut. This project will be in development until Autumn 2023. Up to 15 Geographic Response Strategies will be developed for select areas along the Connecticut River from the Massachusetts/Connecticut border to the I-95 overpass at the Connecticut River in Old Lyme/Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Response Strategies for the other large river systems in Connecticut and the coast may be developed in the future.
More information is available at the Regional Response Team 1 (New England) website.
Content last updated January 24, 2023