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Debris Management Policy

Witt O’Brien’s debris management specialists have monitored and documented the removal of over 25 million cubic yards of debris generated by hurricanes, tornadoes and ice storms throughout the United States, with the consistent goal of expediting recovery, mitigating risks to public health and safety and maximizing reimbursements through strict compliance with federal guidelines. Our team of FEMA program, disaster recovery, and debris management professionals are prepared to rapidly mobilize to disaster scenes in support of government clients anywhere in the nation to provide the following services and more.

Our experience in all aspects of debris management sets us as an industry leader. Witt O’Brien’s helps state, local government, and private non-profits in overall management of debris-related events. Our knowledge base and expertise provide for the effective coordination and recovery from a debris-generating event.

Key debris management support and coordination areas include:

  • Project Worksheet Development and Scope of Work Definition
  • FEMA Policy advisement, and Problem Resolution
  • Project Validation and Documentation
  • Contract compliance review and development
  • FEMA Appeals Support
  • State Environmental, Historical and Regulatory Agency compliance and coordination
  • Regulatory Compliance and Consultation support for:
    • National Environmental Policy Act
    • National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
    • Clean Air Act
    • Endangered Species Act
    • Coastal Barrier Protection Act
    • Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
    • Magnuson – Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
    • National Historic Preservation Act
    • Other federal and state regulatory policies
  • Federal Agency Liaison Support:
    • Unites States Army Corp of Engineers
    • United States Coast Guard
    • National Resource Conservation Service
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Department of Interior