U.S. EPA Phase1 and Phase 2 Up-date – Lock Availability Extended

As Phase 1 is progressing the efforts to reach property owners is still an issue.  As was shared in the Debris Removal Community meeting on 10/31 and in previous emails both Phase 1 and Phase 2 are at No Cost to the homeowner; unless the homeowner decides to opt out and take on the cost themselves to meet the mandated state requirement. Essentially all upfront costs will be paid by State and Federal agencies. If a property owner has homeowner’s insurance covering debris removal then the portion of the insurance reserved for debris removal would go to those costs. If you have any questions/concerns regarding this information or have heard anything other than the above information please feel free to reach out and we can put you in contact with points of contact at these agencies to provide you with additional and accurate information.

Since the County found interest from community members for using a free, agreed-upon lock provided by the U.S. EPA. The U.S. EPA has agreed to have more dates/times available at the County of Santa Clara Corporation Yard, 47365 San Antonio Valley Road, Livermore, CA 94550. The following dates/times are provided below:

Friday 11/13/20

Saturday 11/14/20

Monday 11/15/20

Tuesday 11/16/20

All at the hours of 08:00am to 10:00am

If individuals are still interested but are unable to make the above times, please contact the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) at 408-918-3411.  Additional coordination times can be made available for those who are unable to utilize the above options. Once again if you have any additional questions regarding Phase 1 and Phase 2 No Cost programs if they are covered by State and Federal resources.  Feel free to reach out.  Many thanks.


Louay Toma CEM, MPA

Emergency Management

Santa Clara County Fire Department

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management

Office (408) 808-7800

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