February 21, 2024

Workshop on Alternative Fire Debris Removal set for Sat., Feb. 24th

The County of Maui announces an informational workshop aimed at assisting owners whose properties were destroyed in the August wildfires, and who have not signed up for government assisted clean-up.

This workshop will focus on the Alternative Debris Removal process necessary for property owners to perform hazardous debris on their own or with a hired contractor at their cost.

The session will be held on Saturday, February 24, at the Lahainaluna High School cafeteria, located at 980 Lahainaluna Road, Lahaina, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It will also be livestreamed on the County of Maui’s Facebook Live page and posted to the County of Maui’s YouTube channel following the presentation.

The Alternative Debris Removal Workshop will feature a presentation by representatives from the County of Maui, U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and FEMA, offering crucial information about the fire debris cleanup process, available options for property owners, and an opportunity to ask questions. Topics to be covered include:

  • Why a permit is needed to perform fire debris removal on your own.
  • What the process is.
  • Who is able to perform the clean up and what information they need to provide to be authorized to do the clean-up.
  • What is the timeframe for being able to use this program.
  • What happens if an owner either does not sign up for either program or cleans up without a permit.

In addition, representatives from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be available to answer questions about how USACE does their work.  Tidal Basin will also be available to assist individuals in the event they chose to sign-up for the government sponsored clean-up.

For more information on the hazardous debris cleanup process and ROE applications, please visit https://www.mauirecovers.org/debrisremoval#about.

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