EPA’s Disaster Debris Recovery Tool - Resources for Tribal Emergency Managers
From ITEP Team
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This presentation was delivered as part of the Tribal Lands and Environment Forum: Virtual Gathering in August 2021 by John Wheaton with the Nez Perce Tribe, Lucy Stanfield with the US EPA, and Monte Fronk with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
The US EPA Disaster Debris Recovery Tool provides emergency planners and responders at the Tribal, federal, state, and local levels with a tool to plan and implement proper recovery, recycling and disposal of disaster debris. Once a regional tool, EPA expanded and launched a national version in 2020. The expanded tool includes accurate 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 debris, electronics, metals, tires and vehicles. Current users include emergency planners and responders as well as staff working in green remediation and sustainable materials management. This presentation will feature an overview of the national data and tool along with a brief demo showing the search and export features. Monte Fronk from Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe will also share how he has used the tool to inventory recycling and waste management facilities to include in the Tribe’s Emergency Operations Plan. You can access the tool here: https://www.epa.gov/debris-recovery-map