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Regional Response Team VIII (RRT VIII) is the federal component of the National Response System for the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. RRT VIII is made up of representatives of twelve federal departments and agencies, plus each of the six states listed above and a Tribal representative. It is co-chaired by a representative from the Environmental Protection Agency, Region VIII and a representative for the United States Coast Guard.

RRT VIII is a planning, policy, and coordinating body which does not respond directly to the scene of an oil spill or hazardous substance release. It provides assistance as requested to the On-Scene Coordinator during an incident. For a thorough description of both the National Response System and the responsibilities of the Regional Response Team, please visit the National Response Team's web site.

This web site will be updated regularly. Our primary concern is to give timely, accurate information to all interested parties.
For additional information, please contact Gina A. Cristiano at 303-312-6688 or Cristiano.Gina@epa.gov



 

Contacts: U.S Coast Guard

RRT Primary (Co chair)
Michael K. Sams
Incident Management & Preparedness Advisor
USCG Eight District (drm)
500 Poydras St., Rm 1330
New Orleans, LA 70130-3319
P-Phone: (504) 671-2234
C-Phone: (281) 881-6193
24 hour Phone: (504) 589-6225
Fax: (504) 671-2005
e-mail:
Michael.K.Sams@uscg.mil

RRT Alternate (Co chair)
Chief, Incident Management Branch (drm)
USCG Eight District (drm)
500 Poydras St., Rm 1330
New Orleans, LA 70130-3319
P-Phone: (504) 671-2231
C-Phone:(314) 651-9109
24 hour Phone: (504) 589-6225
Fax: (504) 671-2005

RRT Coordinator
Todd M. Peterson
Environmental Protection Specialist
USCG Eight District (drm)
500 Poydras Street, Rm. 1330
New Orleans, LA 70130-3319
P-Phone: (504) 671-2232
24 hour Phone: (504) 589-6225
Fax: (504) 671-2005
e-mail:
Todd.M.Peterson@uscg.mil

U.S EPA

RRT Primary (Co chair)
David Ostrander, Director
Emergency Response and Preparedness Program (ERP)
US EPA, 8EPR-ER
1595 Wynkoop St.
Denver, Colorado 80202-1129
P-Phone: (303) 312-6827
C-Phone: (303) 888-9906
24-hour Phone: (303) 293-1788
Fax: (303) 312-6071
Email: Ostrander.David@epa.gov

RRT Alternate (Co chair)
Laura Williams
Response Unit Leader
US EPA, 8EPR-ER
1595 Wynkoop St
Denver, Colorado 80202-1129
P-Phone: (303) 312-6660
C-Phone: (720) 446-6442
24-hour Phone: (303) 293-1788
Fax: (303) 312-6071
E-mail: williams.laura@epa.gov

RRT Coordinator
Gina A. Cristiano
Emergency Response Planning Coordinator
US EPA, 8EPR-ER
1595 Wynkoop St.
Denver, Colorado 80202-1129
P-Phone: (303) 312-6688
C-Phone: (303) 349-0661
24-hour Phone: (303) 293-1788
Fax: (303) 312-6071
E-mail: Cristiano.Gina@epa.gov