Proper Debris Management II


Basic Eligibility Requirements

The minimum requirements for debris removal work to be eligible did not change. The work must be:

In addition to these minimum eligibility requirements, debris removal eligibility also requires the work to:

DRT Issue 4012 pointed out that debris removal from improved public property and public right-of-ways (ROWs) is eligible. It also noted that debris removal from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) federal-aid roads, unless approved by FEMA on a case-by-case basis, and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) navigable waterways, is not eligible. Now, according to the FEMA PAPPG FP 104- 009/2, debris removal from FHWA roads is eligible as is removal from navigable waterways of debris that obstructs the passage of vessels if the applicant has legal responsibility for the navigable waterway maintenance. Debris removal is eligible to a maximum depth of two feet below the low-tide draft of the largest vessel that navigates the waterway. 10

Debris removal from non-navigable waterways, flood control works and...

“Debris removal from non-navigable waterways, flood control works and natural waterways is eligible if the debris poses an immediate threat …”