I was just informed that Phase 1 deadline is tomorrow, November 6th, by close of business. You must fill out and return the attached form to be included in the EPA hazardous material evaluation. See the full email with contact numbers and links below.SCC Phase 1 Haz Waste form
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in this morning’s debris management conference call. US EPA has just informed us that they plan to start Phase I household hazardous waste removal in Santa Clara County starting next week. Our Department of Environmental Health (DEH) staff have collected property access and contact information from more than 30 individuals who have expressed an interest in Phase I through paper forms, conversations at community meetings, joint assistance center events, and the DEH wildfire phone line. This information has been provided to US EPA who will be reaching out to make the final property access arrangements.
If you have not already provided your information to DEH or the US EPA, but want to be included in the upcoming round of cleanup, please let us know by submitting the attached Property Access and Contact Information Request Form to the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) at DEHWildfire@cep.sccgov.org no later than this Friday 11/6/20. Alternatively, you may call DEH at (408) 918-3411 to provide the requested information by phone.
To protect the health of the community, all properties where structures were burned will need to demonstrate that hazardous wastes, ash and debris have been adequately assessed and managed. Take advantage of this opportunity to have US EPA perform the necessary assessment and disposal of household hazardous wastes at no cost to you. Parcels are eligible for inclusion in Phase I, even if owners have already taken steps to segregate or manage hazardous wastes and fire debris. However, significantly disturbing the ash footprint of a burned structure may negatively affect your health and jeopardize eligibility for Phase 2 ash and debris removal assistance. Frequently Asked Questions related to Phase 1 can be found in the attached fact sheet.
The committed to answering questions and addressing concerns you may have regarding the Phase I process. If you would like to submit a question or concern regarding Phase 1, you may send it to DEHWildfire@cep.sccgov.org or simply reply to this email. Answers to frequently asked questions will be distributed through this email distribution list and will be posted on the Department of Environmental Health’s fire response website.
Additionally, please see the following links and/or phone numbers:
U.S. EPA Hotline: 415-793-8794
County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health Fire Disaster Response Information:
Hotline: (408) 919-3411
The California State licensing board website: https://www.cslb.ca.gov/
FEMA Disaster Assistance Helpline – Available seven days a week from 7:00 am – 1:00 am ET. at 1-800-621-3362, TTY: 1-800-462-7585
Santa Clara County SCU Complex Fire Hotline – Please call: (408) 808-7778 (8am to 5pm, Monday-Friday), after 5:00 pm and on weekends, please call 211.
Also, the FEMA Disaster Assistance website and our OEM SCU Fire Recovery website are listed below.
FEMA Individual Assistance Site: www.disasterassistance.gov
OEM Recovery Link: www.sccgov.org/lightningcomplex
As always, feel free to contact me. If there are any members of the community that are not receiving this information, please forward this along or let me know their information so we can ensure they are included in future communications. Thank you.
Louay Toma CEM, MPA
Santa Clara County Fire Department
Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management
Office (408) 808-7800