Right of entry forms for hazardous waste cleanup post-fire available, must be submitted by October 16

Right of entry forms for hazardous waste cleanup post-fire available, must be submitted by October 16
Posted on 10/05/2020

Before residents can rebuild, property must be cleared of household hazardous waste or other hazardous substances. Property owners can OPT IN for hazardous waste removal services at no cost to them (property owners’ insurance may be billed if applicable).

 

Property owners need to sign an access agreement, called a Right of Entry form, by October 16 to allow crews to clean up hazardous waste on their property.

 

The form is available online at www.lanecounty.org/mckenziefire.

 

Removing fire debris is a two-step cleanup process.

  • Step 1 is clearing properties of household hazardous waste to minimize exposure of hazardous materials to the public.Step 1 is being offered at no cost to property owners (although insurance may be billed if applicable). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will assess and remove household hazardous waste from burned properties. This work will be funded by FEMA and the State of Oregon.
  • Step 2 is removal of ash, debris and burned-out structures. State, county, and federal partners are actively working to develop options for ash and debris removal. (This is likely, but not yet confirmed, to be available at no cost to property owners. FEMA is evaluating our application.)

Crews that specialize in identifying and removing hazardous substances will visit affected properties, determine what hazardous materials need to be removed, and remove them for safe disposal. Commercial or industrial properties are included in hazardous waste and debris removal efforts

Household hazardous waste removal timeline (approximate):

  • Property owners are asked to sign the property access agreement by October 16.
  • Boots-on-the-ground teams – October 20-22
  • Clean up complete by December 31

 

QUESTIONS? Please call 458-239-2826 or email [email protected].