A Right-of-Entry (ROE) Center will open Monday, December 10 at 202 Mira Loma Drive in Oroville for property owners to hand in ROE forms and ask questions about the debris removal program. The ROE Center will be open Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Property owners may also call the ROE Center directly at (530) 552-3155.
Butte County and the Town of Paradise are working with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and other federal and state partners in a program to facilitate the safe removal and handling of household hazardous waste (Phase I) and other fire-related debris (Phase II). Phase I is automatic, but to sign up for Phase II of the program, property owners must complete an ROE form to allow access to private property for debris removal.
The ROE is available online at ButteCountyRecovers.org/debrisremoval. ROE forms may also be picked up at the Disaster Recovery Center in Chico and the ROE Center when it opens.
About the Consolidated Debris Removal Program
The Consolidated Debris Removal Program has two phases: removal of household hazardous waste and removal of other fire-related debris.
In Phase I, local government, state and federal agencies have organized teams of experts from the California State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to inspect your property and remove any household hazardous waste that may pose a threat to human health, animals, and the environment such as batteries, herbicide, pesticide, propane tanks, asbestos siding, and paints. Phase I is automatic and includes both residential and commercial properties destroyed by the fire.
In Phase II, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and local officials coordinate with the State’s Debris Task Force and its Debris Management Teams (DMT) to conduct fire-related debris removal from your property if you have elected to participate in the program by completing and signing a ROE form.