Read more about 11. After debris clearance and soil testing, what are the next steps?

Once the DMT have ensured that contractors have removed all debris and soil testing meets California state standards, contractors will return to install erosion control methods. The DMT will then report to your local government that your lot is clear. Your local... Read MoreRead more about 11. After debris clearance and soil testing, what are the next steps?

Read more about 12. Once the household hazardous waste is removed by DTSC, can property owners hire their own contractors to remove the remaining debris?

Yes. If you decide to remove fire-related debris from your property, you must obtain all the necessary permits and environmental clearances from your local government before your contractors start any work. Read MoreRead more about 12. Once the household hazardous waste is removed by DTSC, can property owners hire their own contractors to remove the remaining debris?

Read more about 10. What is soil testing? Why is this being performed, and how? Who tests the soil?

Crews scrape 3 – 6” of soil from the ash footprint and samples are sent to a state-approved lab for analysis. The results are compared against background samples taken from areas in the vicinity that are not directly impacted by fire to ensure that all contaminated... Read MoreRead more about 10. What is soil testing? Why is this being performed, and how? Who tests the soil?

Read more about 8. Why not just have the contractors remove household hazardous waste as part of the general clean up?

Household hazardous waste must be removed without delay to protect public health and safety. This is an emergency protective measure. Hazardous waste could have significant long-term environmental impacts and should not be combined with the waste from the general... Read MoreRead more about 8. Why not just have the contractors remove household hazardous waste as part of the general clean up?