Disaster Debris Removal Phase 2

Phase 2: Fire Ash and Debris Removal
Property owners will have two options described below from which to choose for Phase 2 cleanup. It is important for you to inform Solano County Environmental Health of which option below you prefer to proceed with by competing the 
Phase 2 Debris Removal and Cleanup Determination form.

OPT-IN: Government-Sponsored Cleanup Program (Public Option)
On September 30, Solano County received notification that FEMA approved funding for a government sponsored cleanup program in coordination with state and federal agencies. At this time, no additional information has been announced including how quickly the government contractors could begin the work. This public option is for Phase 2 debris removal at no cost to private property owners. Please note that a property owner will be ineligible to receive public funding if he/she commences Phase 2 cleanup on their own. If the property owner is insured, any payments received by the property owner from the insurance company for debris removal and cleanup will need to be paid to the government program. Any and all costs beyond insurance coverage will be covered by the government-sponsored cleanup program. Please make sure to complete and submit the Determination form so the County has your current contact information to provide details as they become available. You can also sign-up online to receive notifications.

OPT-OUT: Private Property Owner Cleanup (Private Option)

Phase 2 Application and Phase 2 Work Plan must be submitted and approved by Solano County Environmental Health prior to the commencement of work under the private option. Private debris removal is done at the homeowner’s expense and must meet the standards set by local, state and federal agencies. This includes compliance with all legal requirements for disposal, authorized disposal sites, best management practices for activities on-site, proper transportation and documentation of waste, soil testing, and erosion control.

After implementation of the approved Work Plan, the owner must submit a certification showing that all work has been completed as specified. Documentation of adequate cleanup and proper disposal will be required. Property owners will not be allowed to build on their property until there is a certification that the property cleanup and removal of all hazardous waste has been completed in accordance with applicable standards.

Conditional Exemption
An exemption is available if it is determined that burn debris is from non-residential structures less than 120 square feet, fences, and non-structural wood materials that did not contain paint, pesticides, herbicides, propane or other similar hazardous substances. An inspection by Solano County Environmental Health is required to verify conditions.

Submit required documents to Solano County Department of Resource Management, Environmental Health Services Division, 675 Texas Street, Suite 5500 (5th Floor), Fairfield, CA  94533 or call (707) 784-6765 during business hours, or electronically any time at EHDebrisRemoval@solanocounty.com.