Housatonic & Naugatuck Rivers

 GRP Project

This project was completed in 2019.  The 10 Geographic Response Plans that were developed are listed below and will soon be available at the Regional Response Team 1 website located here.  

Housatonic River

HR-01 Housatonic Meadows State Park

HR-02 Addis Park

HR-03  Indian Wells State Park

HR-04  Sunnyside

Naugatuck River

NR-01 Torrington

NR-02 Chase Brass

NR-03 Waterbury

NR-04 Naugatuck

NR-05 Riverbend Park

NR-06 Kinneytown Dam

View the Project Overview Presentation 
Work Group Participants
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • US Coast Guard
  • Schaghticoke Tribal Nation
  • Towns of
    • Ansonia
    • Beacon Falls
    • Bridgewater
    • Brookfield
    • Canaan/Falls Village
    • Cornwall
    • Derby
    • Harwinton
    • Kent
    • Litchfield
    • Milford
    • Monroe
    • Naugatuck
    • New Milford
    • Newtown
    • North Canaan
    • Orange
    • Oxford
    • Salisbury
    • Seymour
    • Sharon
    • Shelton
    • Sherman
    • Southbury
    • Stratford
    • Thomaston
    • Torrington
    • Waterbury
    • Watertown
Initial Work Group/Site Selection Meeting

November 6, 2018 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 p.m.

Seymour Fire Department

26 Deforest St.

Seymour, CT

Work Group participants were be briefed on project goals and timeline, reviewed the site sensitivity data compiled by Work Group members including the EPA, CT DEEP, and Nuka Research, and identified 10 GRP development sites.

Site Surveys

April 16, 2019 (Housatonic)

April 17, 2019 (Naugatuck)

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.

Tactics Sub-Group Meeting

(Tactics Sub-Group members provided feedback individually during the month of June)

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 Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers. 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

July 24, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM

via Webinar

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