Property CLeanup

The North Complex Fire Recovery ROE Center is now open to answer questions about the North Complex Debris Removal program and accept completed ROE forms to enroll in the Government Debris Removal Program.
– Located at 78 Table Mountain Blvd. in Oroville.
– Open Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.
– Property Owners may also call the ROE Center at (530) 552-3210

Offering a no-cost tree removal program focused on removing hazardous trees that threaten standing structures within the North Complex/Bear Fire footprint. No more than two days of work will be dedicated to each standing structure. Due to limited funding, this program will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Those interested must enroll by March 15, 2021.

Hazardous trees must impact standing structures and not qualify for removal through the Government Tree Removal Program. All fire debris must also be removed from the property.

To enroll in the program, please contact Mattew Woolley by phone or email:
Office – (530)877-0984
Cell – (530)966-0068
Email – mwoolley@buttefiresafe.net

Property owners whose homes or other structures burned in the North Complex Fire must sign up for Phase 2 Debris Removal by enrolling in either the Government Debris Removal Program or the Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program.

The Government Debris Removal Program (Government Program) is available at no out-of-pocket cost to property owners who complete and sign a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form to allow access to their private property for the removal of Fire Debris. The deadline to submit an ROE form for the Government Program has been extended to February 15th, 2021.
The ROE form is available online at https://bit.ly/3p0gdGj. It is also available at the North Complex Fire Recovery ROE Center and the Butte County Library Oroville Branch. The ROE Center is located at 78 Table Mountain Blvd. in Oroville and will be open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. The Butte County Library Oroville Branch is located at 1820 Mitchell Ave. in Oroville and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

ROE forms can be submitted by mail, email or in person.
Return by mail to ROE Center, P.O. Box 1708, Oroville, CA 95965
Return by email to ROE@ButteCounty.net
Return in person at the ROE Center located at 78 Table Mountain Blvd., Oroville, CA. 95965
For more information about the Government Debris Removal Program, please contact the ROE Center at (530)552-3210 or ROE@ButteCounty.net.

An Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program (Alternative Program) is available to Property owners who choose to hire a private contractor and consultant. Property owners interested in this program may enroll by completing an application and submitting a work plan to Butte County Environmental Health.
The guidelines and required forms including the application and work plan template for the alternative program are available online at https://bit.ly/2I4K8w3.

The deadline to enroll for the Alternative Program and submit all necessary paperwork is April 1, 2021. Applications and Work Plans can be submitted by mail, email, or in person.
Return by mail to Butte County Environmental Health, 202 Mira Loma Drive, Oroville, Ca. 95965

Return by email to AlternativeProgram@ButteCounty.net
Return in person at the Butte County Environmental Health Division located at 202 Mira Loma Drive, Oroville, Ca. 95965 (M-F: 8am-4pm)
For more information about the Alternative Fire Debris Removal Program, please contact Butte County Environmental Health at (530)552-3880 or AlternativeProgram@ButteCounty.net.
More information about the two debris removal programs are available online on the Butte County Recovers Website at https://bit.ly/3esU0eY.

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.