Army Corp of Engineers

Debris Management Information

USACE Fact Sheet on Debris Removal

USACE establishes Debris Removal Information Line following Northern California wildfires

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District (USACE) has established a Debris Removal Information Line for property owners affected by last month’s devastating wildfires in Northern California. The number for the USACE Debris Removal Information Line is 877-875-7681 and will be staffed from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. every day.

USACE has received a debris removal/management mission from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties following the October 2017 California Wildfires as the primary agency for Emergency Support Function #3 (Public Works and Engineering). Phase I, the removal of Hazardous Household Waste, was conducted by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.

Phase II, removal of ash and debris, required property owners to complete a right-of-entry (ROE) form granting government contractors access to residential lots. Property owners in Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma counties who have submitted their ROEs to the county can call the Debris Removal Information Line to speak with USACE staff about debris removal operations on their properties.

E-mail addresses have also been established for questions about debris removal in each county:

Property owners who wish to make changes to the ROE or withdraw their ROE and opt-out from the federal/state Consolidated Debris Removal Program must contact their city or county.