All phases of debris removal have been completed for the Thomas Fire
Phase One: Household Hazardous Waste Removal
During Phase One, teams from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) along with Environmental Health Division will inspect your property and remove any household hazardous waste that may pose a threat to human health and the environment such as batteries, identifiable asbestos, pesticides, cleaning products and paints. There is no cost to the property owner for this work and you do not need to file a request to participate. Once your property is cleared, a yellow clearance notice will be posted on the property. This phase of the work began on Monday, December 18th. To view the status of your property in the Phase One Debris Removal process, see DTSC map.
Phase Two: Debris Removal and Property Clean-up
- Right-of-Entry-Permit Status – Click on map below to check status on the Right-of-Entry Permit.
Option 1: CalOES Fire Damage Debris Clearance Program (State Program)
During Phase Two, teams from the State (CalRecycle) will remove the remaining debris (including building foundations) from properties with destroyed structures. You will need to provide Right-of-Entry (ROE) Permit and insurance information before the work can be done. This work will include removal of all burnt debris, foundations, hazardous trees, and some soil to ensure the site is clean and safe for building. A summary of type of debris eligible for removal under the State Program can be found here. All of the work is undertaken by CalRecycle contractors and there is no cost to the property owner; however, any insurance proceeds for debris removal shall be dedicated to off-set costs.
Ventura County Environmental Health must receive this ROE Permit on or before January 22, 2018.
- Residential Debris Removal Right-of-Entry Permit (English)
- Residential Debris Removal Right-of-Entry Permit (Español)
- Ventura County Environmental Health Division
Hall of Administration
800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura, CA 93009-1730, or
- Option 1 – CalOES Fire Damage Debris Clearance Program (State Program) Due January 22, 2018
- Option 2 – Local Fire Debris Removal Program (Local Program)
- Fire Debris and Ash Removal Application and Acknowledgement
- Fire Debris and Ash Removal Application and Acknowledgement-Español
- Thomas Fire Debris Removal – Frequently Asked Questions
- Remocion de escombros del incendio Thomas preguntas frecuentes
Additional information regarding fire debris removal is provided below.
- Concrete Slabs and Foundations Damaged by Fire 19th January 2018
- County of Ventura: Local Fire Debris Removal Program (Local Program) 16th January 2018
- For Partially Burned or Damaged Structures in Unincorporated Ventura County 16th January 2018
- Option 2: Local Fire Debris Removal Program (Local Program) 16th January 2018
- Option 1: CalOES Fire Damage Debris Clearance Program (State Program) Due January 22, 2018 16th January 2018
- Thomas Fire Debris Removal & Health Precautions Update – January 2018 / Actualizaciones Sobre las Precauciones de la Elimacion de Escobros del Incendio Thomas – Enero 2018 10th January 2018
- Information meetings set for CalRecycle debris removal services, deadline for Right-of-Entry forms 3rd January 2018
- Exemption from Local Program Requirements for Minor Burn Debris Removal and Cleanup / Exención de los Requisitos del Programa Local para Limpieza y Remoción de Escombros de Quemaduras Menores 30th December 2017
- Debris Removal Program Approved for Unincorporated Areas 27th December 2017
- County To Open Fire Recovery Information Center In Ojai 15th December 2017
- Household Hazardous Waste Removal Underway 21st December 2017
- Protecting Public Health During Debris Removal 15th December 2017
- Returning To Your Home Or Business After A Fire 30th December 2017
- Temporary Housing After A Disaster Dec 15, 2017
- Septic System Tips After a Fire - See full PDF: English | Español
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