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2016 -2017
Androscoggin & Moose Rivers GRP Project

This project was completed in 2017.  The 5 Geographic Response Plans that were developed are listed below and are available at the Regional Response Team 1 website located here.  

Androscoggin River

AR-NH-01 Shelburne

AR-NH-02 Shelburne Dam

AR-NH-03 Gorham Lower Village

Moose River

MO-NH-01 Gorham Upper Village

MO-NH-02 Randolph


EPA Region 1

Karen Way

GRS Project Coordinator


Nuka Research

Mike Popovich

Senior Project Manager


Moose River and Androscoggin River
Work Group Participants


  • Town of Gorham, NH

  • Town of Milan, NH

  • Town of Randolph, NH

  • Town of Shelburne, NH

  • National Response Corporation

  • New Hampshire Audubon

  • New Hampshire DES

  • New Hampshire Fish & Game

  • North Country HAZMAT Team

  • Portland Pipeline

  • U.S. EPA

  • U.S. Coast Guard

Initial Work Group Meeting

January 24, 2017

Medallion Opera House, 20 Park St, Gorham, NH 03581

Work Group participants were briefed on project details including the site selection process, plan for site surveys, development of tactics for each site, and final review and approval of all GRPs. 




Meeting Agenda


Meeting Summary


Meeting Powerpoint

Site Selection Meeting

March 07, 2017

Medallion Opera House, 20 Park St, Gorham, NH 03581

Participants reviewed the site sensitivity data compiled from Work Group members as well as the EPA, NH DES, and Nuka Research, and identified the 5 GRP development sites. Information was presented in a site selection matrix for each of the river systems considered. 




Meeting Agenda


Meeting Summary


Meeting Powerpoint


Final Site Selection Matrix

Site Surveys

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nuka Research conducted site surveys to obtain additional information about each GRP site that informed the development of tactics and noted logistical and other issues.

Site Survey Schedule

Site Survey Data Collection Form

Site Survey Summary

Tactics Sub-Group Meeting

June 23, 2017

Via Webinar

The Tactics Sub-Group was comprised of select individuals from the project Work Group with direct experience and expertise in inland spill response, GRP development, and/or in-depth knowledge of the river systems.  The Sub-Group reviewed draft GRP maps showing the tactics and strategies recommended by the site survey team.  Changes to these initial tactics and strategies were made based on input from the Tactics Sub-Group, and the GRPs were updated prior to final review by the Work Group.  

Final Work Group Meeting

August 02, 2017

9am - 10am via Webinar

This was the final meeting of the Androscoggin and Moose River GRP Work Group.  During this meeting, each draft GRP was presented for review and comment prior to finalization.

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For this project, GRP development will focus on the portion of Lake Champlain within Vermont*.  

* New York falls within EPA Region 2's jursdication.  As this is an EPA Region 1 project, GRP development on Lake Champlain will be limited to areas of the lake within Vermont. 

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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