R2 Hurricane Irene/TS Lee (NY) Response

Edison, NJ - Region II

Site Contact:

EPA R2 REOC

r2_rrc@epa.gov

2890 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ 08837
response.epa.gov/R2HurricaneIreneResponse

Latitude: 40.5159553
Longitude: -74.3550459

EPA Region 2 is currently responding to threats and actual spills/releases of oil and hazardous substances caused by the impacts of Hurricane Irene which moved through the NJ and NY area on Sunday, August 28, 2011. EPA Region 2 was also activated as part of the Stafford Act Response and is coordinating Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF-10). EPA is responding under its authorities provided by CERCLA and OPA as well as authorized Mission Assignments under the Stafford Act.

As a result of Tropical Storm Lee rivers throughout New Jersey and New York are swollen with rising waters. Lands situated along the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers in NY and along the Delaware and Passaic Rivers in NJ were the hardest hit. Assessments and reconnaissance missions in these areas have been requested by State partners, however field actions are limited due to accessibility and safety concerns. Mission Assignments through FEMA for operations in New York are anticipated after the Emergency Declaration has been announced. EPA coordinated with the National Pollution Funds Center to issue a Federal Pollution Number which will provide funding for responding to TS Lee issues in New Jersey. Information for EPA R2 activities regarding TS Lee in NJ can be found at www.epaosc.org/TSLeeNJ

R2 Regional Emergency Operations Center (Edison, NJ) - 732-906-6850

Regional Incident Commander
• Eric Mosher (908-420-1704)

NY Deputy Regional Incident Commander
• James Daloia (908-420-4505)

NJ Deputy Regional Incident Commander
• Chris Jimenez (908-420-4484)

After-hours until 07:00 Tuesday, Sep 12

Response Center Representatives
NJ EOC (Trenton):
• Fully Activated
• Ellen Banner (908-420-4462)

IMAT (Albany):
• Fully Activated
• Dwayne Harrington (908-420-4492)

NJ JFO (Neptune):
• Activated
• Steve Touw (908-420-4458)


For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.