Step 1: Clear Debris
The path to recovery for the Hennessey Fire and the Glass Fire will, in some instances, proceed under two different timelines due to the timing of the fires and the pending government option approvals.
PHASE I - Household Hazardous Waste Assessment and Removal
Phase II is the removal of structural debris and ash from a property once Phase I (hazardous waste removal) is complete. There are generally two options for Phase II debris and ash removal; a government option and a private option.
The government option is generally completed by CalOES and CalRecycle working for and under the direction of FEMA. This option requires submittal of the Right of Entry (ROE) document. The government option is done at no cost to the property owner. However, if owners have fire debris removal insurance they are required to assign that portion of the insurance proceeds to the County to cover the cost of debris removal.
The private option allows owners or their qualified contractors to remove debris and ash. To choose this option, after Phase 1 is complete property owners will submit a Debris and Ash Removal (DAR) Application and Plan and must comply with all the requirements contained therein. For homes built before 1990, owners must first have the property assessed by a Certified Asbestos Abatement Consultant. Any asbestos identified by the consultant must be removed by a licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractor. An asbestos survey/removal report must be provided prior to the acceptance of a DAR application and Plan. Private work completed under an approved plan shall be at property owners’ expense. There will be no subsidy through local, State or Federal government.
Important Notes: Fire debris is hazardous and extreme caution should be taken. Landfills and transfer stations will NOT accept any structural fire debris and ash without proper documentation from Napa County PBES. If a Phase II Public Debris Removal Program is offered, property owners may become ineligible to participate if they initiate any debris and ash removal on their own. If you have questions please contact PBES at (707) 299-1350.
Minor Burn Debris Removal and Cleanup: If your property only suffered minimal damage to a small structures that was less than 120 ft.2 in size and you need to remove that debris and ash please refer to the Small Structure Debris and Ash Removal (English) (Spanish) information.
Letter from the County Surveyor about the importance of conserving property corners and survey monumentation during the clean-up and rebuild process.