Napa County has announced that Monday, Nov. 13 is the deadline for property owners with residential buildings destroyed by the wildfire to decide how they plan to remove structural ash and debris.
The 5 p.m. Monday deadline was set, according to the county announcement, “to address the continuing public health emergency” posed by the debris and the county’s desire to remove burned material by the spring.
The deadline means owners have to decide whether they plan to participate in the “government paid” process of removing the fires’ aftermath, or choose to do so privately.
Details of the two options to remove ash and debris, are, according to the county:
“Submit a Right of Entry (ROE) form to allow the government to remove the debris and ash at no cost to the owner. This program is only available for residences and associated buildings. All other structures must obtain a Debris and Ash Removal Plan.
Submit an application for a DAR Plan explaining how a qualified contractor paid for by the owner will remove the ash and debris. The DAR application can be obtained here. All work approved under the DAR Plan must be completed by Jan. 15, 2018, or the property owner will be subject to enforcement action by the County. “
The announcement continued that “To protect public health, the County is required to take enforcement actions against those property owners not meeting the above deadlines. After 5 p.m. on Nov. 20, property owners will be subject to enforcement action by the county if they have not submitted a ROE form or a complete DAR application.”
From Ashes: Napa County debris removal information
Napa County states that Right of Entry Forms and Debris and Ash Removal plans must be submitted in one of the following ways:
• At Napa County’s Pop-Up Recovery Center (PURC), in the basement of the Administration Building, 1195 Third St., Napa. The PURC will be closed Nov. 10-12 but will reopen on Nov. 13;
• At the Local Assistance Center, 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr., Building A, Napa.
• By fax: 707-253-4545; or
• By email (attach as PDF): Environmental-Fire@countyofnapa.org.
Questions: Napa County’s fire recovery hotline at 707-299-1350
Outside of normal business hours: Leave a message with David Morrison, Planning, Building, and Environmental Services director, at 707- 253-4803.
More business coverage of the North Bay fires: nbbj.news/2017fires