Phase I and Phase II Documents and Instructions

IMPORTANT DEADLINE INFORMATION: Cleanup Deadline for Private Debris and Ash Removal. The deadline for completion of property cleanup under a Debris and Ash Removal (DAR) plan is September 1, 2021. Documentation of cleanup including the Self-Certification form (Attachment B), soil sampling report and receipts for disposal of debris and ash may be submitted by mail or in person to: Napa County Planning, Building & Environmental Services, 1195 Third St., Suite 201, Napa CA 94559, or sent by email to [email protected]. Please call (707) 299-1350 or email [email protected] for more information or if you have any questions. 

Owners that have not completed the required Debris and Ash Removal process by the deadline may be abated by court order and a lien placed on their property for the cost. 

Please review the information below regarding Phase I and Phase II programs for Napa County properties impacted by the Hennessey (LNU Lightning Complex) Fire and Glass Fire incidents. 

Para obtener información y apoyo en español, llame a la línea de información del Condado de Napa al 707-299-1350.  

NON-RESIDENTIAL (COMMERCIAL)
Hennessey Fire and Glass Fire
For the Hennessey Fire and Glass Fire, non-residential property owners are not eligible for the Phase I government HHW assessment or Phase II debris and ash removal for these incidents. Non-residential property owners were required to prepare and submit a Debris and Ash Removal (DAR) Application and Plan covering both Phase I and Phase II requirements for approval by Napa County Planning, Building and Environmental Services (PBES). Property owner must hire a certified contractor to ensure work is performed in accordance with the plan requirements. The deadline for completion of property cleanup under a Debris and Ash Removal (DAR) plan is September 1, 2021. Documentation of cleanup including the Self-Certification form (Attachment B), soil sampling report and receipts for disposal of debris and ash may be submitted by mail or in person to: Napa County Planning, Building & Environmental Services, 1195 Third St., Suite 201, Napa CA 94559, or sent by email to [email protected]. Please call (707) 299-1350 or email [email protected] for more information or if you have any questions. Additional requirement for structures built before 1990: owners must 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. The consultant's report and documentation of the proper disposal is required.

For general questions about debris removal processes, please call the Napa County PBES Wildfire Assistance Hotline (707) 299-1350. For additional information regarding Phase I and Phase II, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the County's Fire Debris Information page

Documents and Information:

Private DAR Self-Certification Form (Attachment B) (PDF)

Debris and Ash Removal (DAR) Application and Plan with Instructions (Spanish) and DAR Plan Submittal Instructions(Spanish)

REVISED! Soil Cleanup Goals and Map of Geologic Areas for Hennessey and Glass Fires (PDF) The soil cleanup goals have been provided by CalRecycle and are used by contractors and consultants to determine the adequacy of debris and ash removal for both government and private cleanups. The soil samples are collected by a qualified professional and analyzed by a State certified laboratory to test for 17 metals. Samples with levels above the cleanup goals indicate additional work is required at the property. The soil cleanup goals will be updated periodically. Please check back regularly for updates.

IMPORTANT Guidance for Erosion Control Measures During Fire Season! Due to heightened wildfire dangers, Napa County strongly recommends the use of non-combustible soil cover applications in place of straw mulch, during the upcoming fire season. Refer to: Update To Soil Cover Provisions for information on non-combustible soil cover applications.

Authorized Agent Form

Schedule a DAR Plan Review appointment with PBES

Small Structure Debris and Ash Removal(Spanish) For properties that only suffered minimal damage to a small structure less than 120 ft.2 in size and you need to remove that debris and ash.

Certified Asbestos and Hazardous Waste Removal and Transportation Firms 2020 (PDF)*
Debris and Ash Cleanup Contractors (PDF)*
* Napa County is compiling a list of contractors available to assist with Private Cleanup operations under an approved Debris and Ash Removal (DAR) plan.  If you are a licensed contractor and wish to be included on this list please call (707) 299-1350 or email [email protected] and provide your name, license # and contact information.  Please note: the contractors listed are not affiliated with Napa County and this list is provided as information only; it is not intended to be legal advice or an endorsement of any service or entity and Napa County cannot guarantee the services. Property owners are advised to verify that contractors and consultants have appropriate licenses for the work being done and that they have adequate insurance, with the property owner included as an additional insured under the contractor’s insurance policy, for the cleanup work. 
Check a Contractor License at the Contractors' State License Board Website or go to cslb.ca.gov