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Connecticut River (CT)
 GRS Project

This project will be active from September 2022 until August 2023. Up to 15 Geographic Response Strategies (GRS) will be developed for select areas along the Connecticut River in Connecticut between the MA/CT border and the I-95 overpass at the Connecticut River in Old Lyme/Old Saybrook, CT. Upon conclusion of this project, completed GRS will be available at the Regional Response Team 1 website located here.

View the Project Overview Presentation 
Initial Work Group/Site Selection Meeting

January 23, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

via Zoom Video Conference

Work Group participants will be briefed on project goals and timeline, review the site sensitivity data compiled by Work Group members including the EPA, CT DEEP, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Nuka Research, and identify up to 15 sites for GRS development.

Site Surveys

May 16, 2023 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

May 17, 2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Work Group Participants
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Connecticut  Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Towns of:
    • Enfield
    • Sufield
    • Windsor Locks
    • East Windsor
    • Windsor
    • South Windsor
    • Hartford
    • East Hartford
    • Wethersfield
    • Glastonbury
    • Rocky Hill
    • Cromwell
    • Portland
    • Middletown
    • East Hampton
    • Haddam
    • East Haddam
    • Chester
    • Lyme
    • Old Lyme
    • Deep River
    • Essex
    • Old Saybrook

Work Group members will conduct site surveys at multiple predetermined  locations to obtain additional information about each GRS site that will inform the development of tactics, logistics, and other elements.

Tactics Sub-Group Meeting


The Tactics Sub-Group will be comprised of select individuals from the project Work Group with direct experience and expertise in inland spill response, GRS development, and/or in-depth knowledge of the Connecticut River. The Sub-Group will review the draft GRS maps showing the tactics and strategies recommended by the site survey team. Changes to these initial tactics and strategies will be made and the GRS will be updated prior to final review by the Work Group. 

Tactics Sub-Group Meeting Summary

Final Work Group Meeting


This will be the final meeting of the Connecticut River GRS Work Group. During this meeting, each draft GRS will be presented for review and comment prior to finalization.

Final Work Group Meeting Summary

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