It is important for communities to be familiar with state and federal eligibility and reasonable costs guidelines during the planning stage in order appropriately plan for critical issues such as contracting, monitoring and preparing appropriate documentation to support requests for funding. Cal EMA has trained staff that can provide technical assistance, knowledge and experience in order to help applicants to maximize their disaster funding and speed recovery in the affected areas. In addition, staff can assist with the creation of a debris management plan.
Disaster Debris Management Training Manual - February 2013 Revised.pdf
Disaster debris management costs typically result in 40% of the total cost of any given disaster. This document is intended to provide information to effectively prepare for and respond to debris-related issues from various disasters.
Cal EMA Debris Concept of Operations (.PDF)
Cal EMA Debris Concept of Operations - Final.pdf
The Cal EMA Debris Concept of Operations will help local governments understand the roles and responsibilities of those involved in a disaster debris management operation.
Debris Management Plan
To maximize resources while minimizing the debris loads to landfills following a disaster, local governments are encouraged to incorporate debris management in their emergency and solid waste management planning activities. Examples of debris plans can be viewed at the links provided below.
Debris Flyers & Handouts
Right of Entry Forms
Debris Monitoring PDF Document
Forms - Load Site - Disposal Site - Stockpiled Debris
Monitoring Contract - Example
Tracking Worksheet - Example
Debris Management Contact
Melinda Stehr, Debris Specialist
Phone: (916) 845-8274
Fax: (916) 845-8385
Debris Management Resources