Debris Removal and Soil Stabilization
1. Temporary fencing – It may be advisable to install temporary fencing around your property.
2. Soil stabilization – Owners are responsible for stormwater erosion control measures and it is recommended that you immediately address potential risks on your site. Consult a landscape architect or civil engineer to evaluate your site and make recommendations. Homes on hillsides may need more robust erosion control measures.
3. Debris removal
Your property will be inspected to remove any substances that are considered a threat to human health and the environment (pesticides, cleaning products, metals). This comes at no cost to you. Once your property has been inspected, DTSC will post a yellow clearance notice on the property.
Option 1 – State Program: CalRecycle to remove debris within “ash boundary” - for completely destroyed homes only.
Residential Debris Removal Right-of-Entry (ROE) Permit Application
Deadline to submit ROE Permit Application is early January 2019 (exact date TBD)
Option 2 – Local Program/Private: Consult local jurisdiction for partially damaged, commercial, or multifamily properties.
Additional damaged items on property not removed by CalRecycle to be removed by Property Owner. Save receipts for payment by insurance.
• What is the Ventura County Consolidated Fire Debris Removal Program?
Safe Cleanup of Ash – Instructions for Dealing With Ash
Video – CalRecycle Debris information meeting (City of Ventura, Re: Thomas Fire) Jan. 6, 2018