Property CLeanup

Staff at the North Complex Fire Recovery ROE Center will be available to answer questions about the Debris Removal or Hazard Tree Removal programs.

Property Owners may contact the ROE Center by phone at (530) 552-3210.
or in person at 1430 Feather River Boulevard, in Oroville open Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.

Offering two hazard tree removal options for property owners who chose not to participate in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program. The enrollment deadline for this option is April 30, 2021, with all Hazard Trees required to be removed at a later date.
The property owner must remove their own Hazard Trees in order to comply with County ordinances.

The property owner can comply with the Private Program by participating in one of two options:

Option 1: Submit a Private Hazard Tree Removal Program Inspection Access Form
Property owners who believe they have no Hazard Trees can submit a Private Hazard Tree Removal Program Inspection Access Form and the County will arrange for a Hazard Tree Inspection to be conducted. The inspector will confirm if all Hazard Trees that may fall into the public or eligible private roads traveled by the public are removed or have already been removed.

-Those interested should complete and submit the Private Hazard Tree Removal Program Inspection Access Form, https://bit.ly/32m3Slv.

Option 2: Submit a Butte County Arborist/Forester Certification Form
At their own expense, property owners who have Hazard Trees that need to be removed, can remove the Hazard Trees from their property and have an Arborist or Forester certify that all Hazardous Trees on their property that may fall into the public or eligible private roads traveled by the public are removed or have already been removed.

Option 2 is for property owners who have Hazard Trees on their property that need to be removed. Arborists certifying properties must be ISA Board Certified with Tree Risk Assessment Qualification-TRAQ. Foresters certifying properties must be Registered Professional Forester with qualifications pursuant to California Public Resources Code Section 752. The ROE Center will verify the credentials of the Arborist for Forester when they receive the certification.

-Those interested should submit a completed Arborist/Forester Certification Form, https://bit.ly/3duBa8F. The form must be completed by the certifying Arborist/Forester.

The forms must be submitted by April 30, 2021. The ROE Center is available M-F: 8am-5pm.

The deadline to submit the Private Hazard Tree Removal Program Inspection Access Form and Butte County Arborist/Forester Certification Form is April 30, 2021.

The ROE Center is available M-F: 8am-5pm.
Both forms can be returned by April 30, 2021 using one of the following methods:
By Mail: ROE Center, P.O. Box 1708, Oroville, CA 95965
In Person: 1430 Feather River Boulevard, Oroville
By E-mail: ROE@buttecounty.net (Forms must be initialed by hand)
For additional information, property owners may call the ROE Information Line at: 530-552-3210

Please Note: The deadline to enroll in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program was February 15, 2021. Those who submitted a Right-of-Entry (ROE) Form for the Government Debris Removal Program, were also enrolled in the Government Hazard Tree Removal Program.

CalOES has created a dashboard that shows the status of debris removal on properties impacted by the 2020 statewide wildfires. Users can filter the results by branch, county, or property status using the filters at the top of the dashboard to display specific information. They can also directly search their address using the magnifying glass icon at the top of the map for the debris removal status of their property.

To view the dashboard please visit: http://bit.ly/3pI8wDG

Offering information about the debris removal process and answers to frequently asked questions about the Government Debris Removal Program. Information includes a brief description of the process, what actions need to be taken, payment and insurance, and contracting.

To read the FAQ, please visit https://bit.ly/3kZpR9J

Offering information including when the contractor can remove debris from the property, what requirements contractors need to meet, and where debris can be taken for disposal.

To view the FAQ, please visit: https://bit.ly/2JD3bic

Contractors or property owners can receive the most updated information about the current status of their Alternative Program Work Plan online by visiting Butte County’s eTRAKiT portal at https://permits.buttecounty.net

Instructions on how to navigate the portal and an explanation of their workplan’s status can be found on https://bit.ly/2ZL7CMg

Information regarding Right of Entry forms are in development at this time. Right of Entry forms are not expected to be available until after the completion of hazardous waste removal. Once available, the information will be posted on the homepage of Butte County’s website, http://www.buttecounty.net


Please Note: Individuals who are unable to return to their home or property without a Right of Entry form are advised not to return to their properties until they have one, as they risk being disqualified from the State’s debris removal program if they return without one.

Offering information about what types of debris are eligible for removal as part of the debris removal process. Types of debris listed include commercial and residential structures, vehicles, and trees.
To view the eligibility chart, please visit https://bit.ly/2TXloYY

Building Inspectors are continuing to inspect structures that are in evacuation zones. Individuals returning to their property may see one of three different types of placards posted by the Butte County Building Department – a green, yellow, or red placard. Individuals should be sure to read all notes on the placard and do not remove, alter or cover placards until authorized to do so by the Butte County Building Division.

Green: The Green Placard means the structure is “Safe for Occupancy.” The structure is safe to occupy as long as it has water, electrical and gas service (if gas appliances). The structure may be damaged, but the safety of the structure was not significantly changed by the disaster.
Yellow: The Yellow Placard means the structure has been damaged and occupancy is restricted as noted on the placard as long as the structure has water, electricity and gas (if gas appliances). Repairs will require permits from the County.
Red: The Red Placard means “No Entry.” Structures are damaged and pose an imminent threat to life or safety under expected loads or other unsafe conditions. Do not enter these structures.

Please Note: Although a structure may be placarded “Inspected” or “Restricted Use”, specific areas in and around the building could be further identified as unsafe.
Individuals who believe their home or business has been damaged and has no placard posted, may contact the Building Division at (530)552-3700 or dsbuilding@buttecounty.net.

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is leading the survey, collection and disposal of household hazardous waste (HHW) at properties affected by the North Complex Fire.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/HHWFlyer

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has created a dashboard that lists the total number of parcels impacted by the North Complex/Bear Fire, the number of parcels completed over 24 hours, and the number of parcels completed to date. Each parcel is assigned a color based on its status. When the assessment and removal has been completed for each parcel, the color will change to green which indicates that there is no follow-up necessary by DTSC HazMat crews for Phase 1.
To view the dashboard please visit: https://bit.ly/2Ib9LLD

Providing a team of volunteer archaeologists and trained canines to help survivors of the North Complex/ Bear Fire to recover the cremated remains of their loved ones at no cost. To register to get help, volunteer or donate to the cause, visit https://altahf.org/get-involved. Once the fire has cooled and the clients are allowed back to their properties, the archaeologist teams will meet the clients at their properties to grant access sign release forms, and partake in overseeing the process.

Butte County will hold a North Complex Facebook Live event with representatives from California Waterboard, Department of Water Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife as well as representatives from Butte County Public Works and Environmental Health. Representatives will be available to provide information on water sampling in the North Complex Fire area. Please Note: Those following along on Facebook are encouraged to submit their questions in the Facebook Live comment stream to have them answered during the online event on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 4 PM.

The Livestream is available to view on Butte County’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ButteCounty