In the aftermath of a wildfire disaster, there are many steps on the journey to recovery. The fire debris cleanup is a critical part of that journey and involves a phased approach that will require the coordination of local, state and federal partners. The below graphic outlines the steps of that cleanup effort to help you better understand the order in which things will occur.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removes hazardous materials like paints, solvents, oils, batteries and pesticides from fire impacted properties. Building inspectors will determine whether a building is safe to enter.
Community members will be permitted to return to their properties and retrieve items once it is deemed safe by officials.
Maui County collects right-of-entry forms from property owners and provides them to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to access private properties.
Ash and Fire-Damaged Material Removal
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will remove approved fire-damaged materials from private property upon approval from the property owner.
Environmental testing will be completed to ensure a property is safe to rebuild.