TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Debris Management Planning (L0292)


September 28, 2017


Debris Management Planning (L0202)
November 14 - 16, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as State, Tribal, Territorial and local governments, have become increasingly aware of the importance of providing clear and consistent guidance to communities on debris planning, response and recovery issues, and on FEMA eligibility and process requirements of debris removal activities. The cost of debris removal continues to rise, conflicts have arisen with community’s methods of contracting for and monitoring debris removal operations, and methods of disposal are often found to not comply with environmental laws and regulations. Thus, reimbursement under the public assistance program could be jeopardized.

FEMA recognizes that effective planning and management of debris issues requires extensive training and experience. The Debris Management Planning for State, Tribal and Territorial Officials Course is designed to provide that training through nationally sponsored and directed instruction. This course will enable participants to fully plan for, respond to, and recover from major debris-generating events.

Target Audience: Tribal and Municipal Public Works officials who are directly responsible for planning, managing, and/or implementing debris removal and disposal activities form all types of disasters. This course is not intended for emergency management personnel. This course will be instructed by FEMA National Cadre staff.

Course Location: The course will be held at the Maine Department of Transportation training facility located at 66 Industrial Drive in Augusta. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Lodging is available on a per case basis for those traveling 50 miles from their work base to attend the course. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

For further information, please contact training coordination at MEMA 800-452-8735.

Registrations should be submitted to MEMA via FEMA training application form found at:

application period closes 10 business days before course date.



MEMA Training
1800-452-8735 or 207-624-4460 or fax 287-3178