Debris Management Training

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Debris Management Training

Time: July 28, 2015 from 9am to 11:30am
Location: University of Public Works Conference room
Street: 30 Van Ness, 3rd floor
City/Town: San Francisco, CA
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Event Type: training
Organized By: CalOES
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2015

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Event Description

California has experienced floods, fires, earthquakes and even civil unrest. These events created tons of debris that not only posed an immediate threat to public health and safety and the economic recovery of the state, but were also a hindrance to response and recovery actions. In the past, this debris was generally burned or buried with little consideration to landfill capacity, air pollution or effects on the environment.

These practices caused serious concerns for environmental scientists, emergency managers and the general public. Steps taken to address these concerns caused the costs of debris removal and disposal to quickly escalate. In fact, data compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency revealed that debris management costs are as much as 45% of the total disaster dollar amount nationwide.

In response to the issues facing local governments with increasing debris types and quantities, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) conducts Debris Management Training at no cost to local governments. This training is geared for anyone who has a role in emergency and/or debris management operations. Anyone directly involved in debris planning and operations (public works, civil engineers, emergency planners, code enforcement, finance, etc.) is encouraged to attend this training.

During this training, Cal OES staff provides information that helps eligible applicants hold on to all the disaster dollars that they are entitled. The training shows how to identify various disaster related debris issues, discusses possible solutions, and provides additional related information and guidance for successful debris management operations. The main focus of the training highlights the following:
 Debris Type
 Eligibility & Reasonable Costs
 Debris Contracting
 Debris Forecasting & Estimating
 Debris Monitoring
 Debris Management Plan

Target Audience
The training is geared for state and local government participants directly involved in debris planning and operations (public works, solid waste, civil engineers, code enforcement, finance, etc.). The training focuses on debris management plan development.

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