Disaster Debris Management

UPDATED!! Comprehensive Plan for Disaster Clean-up and Debris Management - includes updated Administrative Order  

NEW!! Emergency Debris Site Annual Certification 

        An Annual Certification Form must be completed and submitted to the LDEQ by June 1, 2016.

Emergency Debris Site Request Form 

Currently Approved Emergency Debris Sites for Local Governments (not including DOTD sites)

Revised Checklist Form

To activate and operate pre-approval emergency debris sites, please follow the following:

NOTICE FOR DEBRIS SITES REOPENING: Any local government or state agency intending to reopen a vegetative hurricane debris site after a closure assessment has been conducted, for either FEMA approved contracts for Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR), the NRCS approved project for the removal of hurricane debris from state waters, or for any other reason, must notify the Department.  Please contact Karla Vidrine at 225-219-3047 or email karla.vidrine@la.gov, or Mike Hahn at 225-219-3464 or email mike.hahn@la.gov


FEMA MAP designated Disaster Parishes for Hurricane Isaac (9/5/12)

LOUISIANA HURRICANE ISAAC: FEMA DESIGNATED PARISHES FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DR-4080: Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2012 (35 parishes)

Disaster Declaration declared on August 29, 2012 (35 parishes)

The parishes of Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Franklin, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, Livingston, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington, and West Baton Rouge for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent federal funding.

Debris-related Fact Sheets and Policies from FEMA to get potential applicants off on the right track with their contracts, monitoring, etc:  

Debris Management Guide, FEMA publication 325

FEMA Training Recommendations  (Disaster Debris Training - FEMA Emergency Management Institute)

EPA Publication "Planning for Natural Disaster Debris"

Louisiana GOHSEP Sample Debris Management Plan

SHPO Information
The State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO) has provided us with the following form to post on our website:
Emergency Disposal Site Consultation Form

In order to facilitate FEMA reimbursement for debris sites, this form must be filled out and either faxed or emailed to the following:
Louisiana Office of Cultural Development
State Historic Preservation Office
ATTN: Rachel Watson
P.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-4242
Telephone: (225) 342-8170
Fax: (225) 342-4480

Coastal Restoration Projects - Concerns in Using Vegetative Debris
  • Concrete Slab, Concrete Recycling and reuse
                                              • Hurricane track
                                              • Illegal Dumping ***Report it Now!  Call 225-219-3944***
                                              • Permits - Variances and Waivers
                                              • Water System/Sewage Treatment Plants Generator Requests
                                                  • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality 602 N. Fifth Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
                                                    Call or e-mail a hotline · Office Address/Phone listing · Locate a DEQ employee
                                                    Call 1-866-896-LDEQ or e-mail our Customer Service Center with questions or comments