The following are helpful contacts and Web sites related to handling disaster waste:
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
- Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Directory. Search for LEA contacts by county to apply for an emergency waiver of standards (waiver) in the event of a state of emergency or local emergency.
- Local Assistance and Market Development Contacts. Search for contacts by county/jurisdiction of the affected jurisdiction’s team members in the event of a state of emergency or local emergency.
- Disaster Plan. Provides guidance to the disaster preparedness planning efforts of local government, as well as the CalRecycle’s role in the State Emergency Services network during emergency operations.
- Guidance: Emergency Waiver of Standards
- Disaster Assistance: Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) Advisory #43
- Disaster Waste Guidelines for Local Jurisdictions. Developed to assist jurisdictions in preparing for and dealing with disaster waste
- CalRecycle-Approved Disposal or Diversion Tonnage Modification Certification and Other Reporting Guidelines. Includes information and templates to assist jurisdictions when claiming changes to reporting-year disposal amounts.
- Regulations Regarding Disasters and Disaster Waste. These excerpts are provided as part of the guidelines for local jurisdictions. A link to the full regulations is also provided.
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- FEMA Region IX: California
- FEMA IX Contacts (current as of December 2016):
- Response Division, (510) 627-7251
- Division Director, Justin Dombrowski, (510) 627-7136
- Recovery Division, (510) 627-7250
- Emergency Management Program Specialist, Alan Ball
- Individual Assistance Branch Chief, Jennifer Amaral
- Pacific Area Office, (808) 851-7900
- Southern California Field Office, (626) 431-3000
- Deputy Regional Environmental Officer, Morgan Griffin
- Disaster Declarations
- To file a claim, contact Emergency Management Program Specialist Alan Ball
- Fact Sheet: Debris Removal Authorities of Federal AgenciesPDF download
- Debris Estimating Field Guide–FEMA 329PDF download
- Debris Removal Information
- Debris Removal Starts With Property Owner
- Disposing of Debris and Removing Hazardous Waste
- Federally Declared Disasters by Calendar Year
Local Jurisdiction Emergency Plans
- City of Glendale Emergency Plan
- City of Lancaster Emergency Operations Plan
- Humboldt County Emergency Operations Plan
- Kings County Emergency Operations Plan
- LA CountyPDF download Unincorporated Areas Mass Debris Management Plan
- Sutter CountyPDF download Emergency Operations Plan
Local Jurisdiction Emergency Services Web Sites
- Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services
- Kings County Office of Emergency Services
- Merced County Office of Emergency Services
- Napa County Office of Emergency Services
- Sutter County Emergency Management
Other Helpful Web Sites
- California Environmental Protection Agency Fire Response and Recovery
- California Environmental Protection Agency’s (CalEPA) Fire Response and Recovery. Information on other environmental issues related to the fires.
- Department of Consumer Affairs developed Rebuild Your Life as a resource for consumers seeking information about what they need to do to recover from a disaster. The site provides information for both during and after the disaster.
- California Contractors State License Board’s Disaster Information Center.
- California Department of Insurance
- The U.S. EPA’s Planning for Natural Disaster DebrisPDF download.