Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar:The Disaster Debris Recovery Tool - Materials Management for Debris Planning and Emergency Response
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June 18, 2020, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
The U.S. EPA Disaster Debris Recovery Tool provides emergency planners and responders at the federal, state, tribal and local levels with a tool to plan and implement proper recovery, recycling and disposal of disaster debris. The scope of the tool reaches beyond disasters to include green remediation and sustainable materials management technical assistance.
Once a regional tool, EPA has expanded and launched a national version. The expanded tool includes location and contact information of over 20,000 facilities including composters, demolition contractors, transfer stations, landfills, household hazardous waste collection sites, and facilities recycling construction and demolition materials, electronics, metals, tires and vehicles.
EPA experts presented alongside the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management. EPA provided an overview of the new EPA Planning for Natural Disaster Debris Guidance. EPA also shared how the newly expanded national tool can assist responders, recovery staff and planners and will provide a demonstration of the expanded tool. Representatives of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management shared their experience using the tool during a 2019 disaster debris planning exercise.
The Disaster Debris Recovery Tool (pdf)
Introductory Slides for June 18, 2020 Webinar
Overview of EPA’s Planning for Natural Disaster Debris Guidance (PNDD) (pdf)
Melissa Kaps' presentation slides
EPA Disaster Debris Recovery Tool (pdf)
Lucy Stanfield and Camille Lukey's presentation slides
Disaster Debris Planning and the 2019 San Francisco Fleet Week Exercise Program (pdf)
Lony HaleyNelson and Nancy Milholland's presentation slides