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Disaster Preparedness and Response

2015 Trinity County Fires Cleanup

Current Project Status (October 15, 2015)

Debris removal and confirmation sampling has been completed on all sites registered to date. One locally available crew cleared additional soil from sites that did not meet soil cleanup standards. Tree removal crews are on site this week and working to remove dead trees identified by the arborist. Erosion control is being placed on cleared lots. Note: A significant number of lots/owners did not turned in their right-of-entry (ROE) forms and the county is working to abate those properties.

As of October 1, the asbestos survey contractor was pulled to the Valley fire. The debris removal contractor is licensed to remove asbestos and is equipped with PPE appropriate to handle identified asbestos from the remaining sites. Project totals below for "asbestos surveys completed" and "sites with asbestos-containing material" include samples collected by the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) the week of September 22 with the county, and the asbestos survey contractor’s efforts to October 1 for all damaged lots, including nonregistered sites (no ROE received).

Project Totals
  Oct 1 Oct 3 Oct 5 Oct 6 Oct 7 Oct 8 Oct 9 Oct 12 Oct 15
Right of Entry Forms Received 17 22 27 30 33 33 33 33 33
Sites registered for the removal project 17 22 27 30 33 33 33 33 33
Sites denied entry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sites documented 14 17 25 27 33 33 33 33 33
Asbestos surveys completed 15 20 25 25 30 30 30 30 30
Sites with asbestos-containing material 0 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Sites cleared of asbestos-containing material 0 1 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Debris removal completed 0 7 14 19 28 30 33 33 33
Sites sampled 0 0 7 15 20 25 32 32 32
Sample results approved 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 22
Erosion control completed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Approved by Trinity County as ready for a building permit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tonnage
Material & Disposition Week of 10/2-10/7 Week of 10/8-10/10 Total
Debris, ash, & soil disposed and concrete delivered/recycled* 973.14 242.71 1,215.85
Metal delivered/recycled 130.73 28.35 159.08
Total 973.14 271.06 1,374.93

*Anderson Landfill does not separate debris, ash, and soil disposed from concrete delivered/recycled.

Community Plans

Project Status History

  • October 15. One locally available crew cleared additional soil from sites that did not meet soil cleanup standards. Tree removal crews are on site this week and working to remove dead trees identified by the arborist. Erosion control is being placed on cleared lots.
  • October 9. Debris removal and confirmation sampling was completed on all sites registered to-date.
  • October 8. Site documentation has been completed on all registered lots.
  • October 7. Arborist and tree cutting landscapers are inspecting registered lots for hazard tree removal.
  • October 2. Loading and trucking of materials began.
  • October 1. Asbestos surveying and site documentation is being conducted on all registered lots. Water crews are prewatering lots and roadways. Four debris removal divisions were mobilized to begin sorting of concrete and metals from remaining ash debris on registered lots. A significant number of lots/owners have not turned in their Right of Entry (ROE) forms and the county is working to abate those properties and/or convince the owners to register for the program. As of October 1, the asbestos survey contractor was pulled to the Valley fire. The debris removal contractor is licensed to remove asbestos and PPE appropriate to handle identified asbestos from remaining sites. Project totals for asbestos surveys are completed and sites with asbestos-containing material will include samples collected by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) the week of September 22 with the county, and the asbestos survey contractor’s efforts to October 1 for all damaged lots.

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Last updated: October 19, 2015
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