California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Disaster Preparedness and Response

2015 Valley Fire Cleanup

Current Project Status (December 10, 2015)

Forty eight debris removal crews are working on 48 lots in Middletown (12 crews), Hoberg (11 crews), Hidden Valley Lakes (6 crews), Loch Lomond (7), Gifford Springs (6), and Anderson Springs (6 crews), and two crews are doing community service projects like erosion control, lot scraping, and creek clean-out. Soil sampling has begun on those lots where debris removal is completed. The erosion control contractor has begun installing erosion control measures and hydro-seeding on those lots that have met the cleanup goals. Twenty-two lots were completed today.  Eight crews continue to not work on lots due to administrative constraints. See also the commercial project status as of November 16.

Valley fire lot before cleanup. Valley fire lot after cleanup.

Project Totals
  Oct 5 Oct 6 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct 28 Nov 2 Nov 14 Dec 10
Right of Entry Forms Received 646 854 926 1010 1064 1064 1112 1132 1214 1309
Sites registered for the removal project 646 854 926 1010 1064 1064 1112 1132 1214 1309
Sites withdrawn from the program -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 68 87 102
Sites denied entry 6 6 6 6 11 18 18 -- -- --
Sites not eligible -- -- -- -- -- -- 8 8 24 34
Sites documented 19 26 41 136 210 246 400 550 1071 1227
Asbestos surveys completed 45 75 290 462 500 540 765 765 1058 1307
Sites with asbestos-containing material 20 40 40 40 40 40 57 57 57 67
Sites cleared of asbestos-containing material 20 35 35 35 27 27 46 46 57 67
Parcels with debris removal completed 0 1 2 23 50 65 112 138 307 631
Destroyed structures completed 0 0 2 26 53 68 115 141 110 634
Sites sampled 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 68 139 516
Sample results approved 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 226
Erosion control completed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  96
Approved by Lake County as ready for a building permit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tonnage
Material & Disposition Week of 11/2-11/7 Week of 11/9-11/14 Total
Debris & ash disposed 9,402.68 11,105.80 34,254.93
Metal delivered/recycled 578.49 597.85 1,865.98
Concrete delivered/recycled 4,847.04 5,483.09 18,321.4
Green waste delivered/recycled 27.57 36.02 147.84
Soil disposed 1,491.95 1,209.15 6,416.15
Total 16,347.73 18,431.91 61,006.3

Maps and Community Plans

Past Project Statuses

  • November 14. Forty-seven debris removal crews are working on 47 lots in the Middletown (12 crews), Hoberg (12 crews), Hidden Valley Lakes (6 crews), Loch Lomond (6 crews), Gifford Springs (5 crews), and Anderson Springs (6 crews) areas and two crews are doing community service projects like erosion control, lot scraping and creek clean out. Sixteen lots were completed today.
  • November 2. Thirty-six debris removal crews are working on 36 lots in the Middletown (14 crews), Hoberg (10 crews), Hidden Valley Lakes (6 crews), and Anderson Springs (6 crews) areas and two crews are doing community service projects like erosion control, lot scraping and creek clean out. Ten lots were completed today.
  • October 28. Thirty-one debris removal crews are working on 31 lots in the Middletown (12 crews), Hoberg (8 crews), Hidden Valley Lakes (6 crews), and Anderson Springs (5 crews) areas. Twenty parcels were completed today. The debris removal in the Gifford Springs area is on hold due to PG&E conducting tree felling operations and are unsafe to work in at this time. 
  • October 22. Twenty-three debris removal crews are working on 23 lots in the Middletown (10 crews), Hoberg (7 crews) and Hidden Valley Lakes (6 crews) areas. Twelve parcels were completed today.
  • October 20. Twenty debris removal crews are working on 20 lots in the Middletown (10 crews), Hoberg (5 crews) and Hidden Valley Lakes (5 crews) areas. Nine parcels were completed today. The debris removal in the areas of Anderson Springs and Gifford Springs is on hold due to PG&E conducting tree felling operations. 
  • October 14. Eleven debris removal crews continue working on 11 lots in the Middletown and Hidden Valley area. Three parcels were completed today.
  • October 5. On Saturday, October 3, five debris removal crews began work on five lots in the Middletown and Hidden Valley area. A Certified Asbestos Consultant did a visual check on lots for bulk asbestos and an abatement team removed any asbestos that was found. Site documentation is being conducted on lots. US EPA is conducting hazardous material sweeps of lots. Water crews are prewatering lots and roadways.

Commercial Project Status (November 16, 2015)

Water crews are prewatering lots and roadways. Three debris removal divisions continued to sort and remove concrete and metals from remaining ash debris on registered lots. Primary activities are at the Middletown Manor Townhouses and the Cobb Mountain Community Church. Additional debris removal divisions will mobilize next week when released from other debris removal operation incidents. Air monitoring is being conducted on all lots.

Project Totals
  Nov 16
Right of Entry Forms Received 5
Sites registered for the removal project 5
Sites documented 3
Asbestos surveys completed 0
Sites with asbestos-containing material --
Sites cleared of asbestos-containing material 0
Sites with debris removal completed 0
Sites sampled 0
Sample results approved 0
Erosion control completed 0
Approved by Lake County as ready for a building permit 0
Tonnage
Material & Disposition Week of 11/9 Total
Debris, ash, & soil disposed 411.72 411.72
Metal delivered/recycled 35.68 35.68
Concrete delivered/recycled 73.31 73.31
Total 423.85 423.85

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Last updated: December 22, 2015
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