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1 New FEMA Regulations and Guidelines for Disaster Recovery Plans MWMA Fall Summit 2007 Philadelphia, PA

2 Speakers Mark Stafford, Chief Operating Officer, DRC Emergency Service, LLC Mark Stafford, Chief Operating Officer, DRC Emergency Service, LLC Jonathan Burgiel, Chief Executive Officer, Beck Disaster Recovery, Inc. Jonathan Burgiel, Chief Executive Officer, Beck Disaster Recovery, Inc. Mike Carroll, Solid Waste Division Manager, City of Orlando, FL Mike Carroll, Solid Waste Division Manager, City of Orlando, FL

3 Session Outline Why Plan for Disaster Clean Up Why Plan for Disaster Clean Up Who Should Plan for a Disaster? Who Should Plan for a Disaster? Basics of a Plan Basics of a Plan FEMA Public Assistance Pilot Program FEMA Public Assistance Pilot Program FEMA Rules Change FEMA Rules Change Benefits of Stand By Contractors Benefits of Stand By Contractors Questions Questions

4 Why Plan for Disaster Clean Up? Disasters can happen anywhere Disasters can happen anywhere Clean up can be a huge job Clean up can be a huge job Planning reduces the cost of clean up Planning reduces the cost of clean up Planning speeds up the restoration of your community Planning speeds up the restoration of your community FEMA Rules are tricky and change FEMA Rules are tricky and change It is cheap insurance It is cheap insurance

5 Who Should Plan for a Disaster? –If you are within 200 miles of the Eastern US Coast (South of the Potomac River) –If you are in a flood prone area –If you are in an area that has had tornados or severe thunderstorms in the last 50 years –If you are in an area that has ice storms –If you are near an active fault line –If you might be the target of man made action

6 Basics of a Plan Designate a Debris Manager/FOC Designate a Debris Manager/FOC Stand by debris removal contractor Stand by debris removal contractor Stand by monitoring contractor Stand by monitoring contractor Train for a disaster Train for a disaster Written Plan for FEMA Pilot Written Plan for FEMA Pilot

7 FEMA Public Assistance Pilot Program Grants Based on Estimates Grants Based on Estimates Increased Federal Share Increased Federal Share Debris Recycling Incentive Debris Recycling Incentive Forced Labor Incentive Forced Labor Incentive Pros and Cons Pros and Cons

8 New FEMA Rules Rules change after every disaster Rules change after every disaster FEMA has publications in 30 areas FEMA has publications in 30 areas New Publication 325, Debris Management Guide – July 2007 New Publication 325, Debris Management Guide – July 2007

9 Benefits of Stand By Contractors Five percent FEMA funding enhancement Five percent FEMA funding enhancement Expedited response and recovery Expedited response and recovery Dual familiarity with personnel Dual familiarity with personnel Joint planning capability Joint planning capability Joint training exercises Joint training exercises Assistance with securing DMS locations Assistance with securing DMS locations Ensures adequate capacity and financial capability Ensures adequate capacity and financial capability

10 Questions How much stand by contracts cost? How much stand by contracts cost? Public Assistance Program vs USACE? Public Assistance Program vs USACE? Why not wait until after the event? Why not wait until after the event?

11 Thanks Beck Disaster Recovery – Jonathan Burgiel Beck Disaster Recovery – Jonathan Burgiel –beckdr.com DRC Emergency Services – Mark Stafford DRC Emergency Services – Mark Stafford –drcusa.com City of Orlando - Mike Carroll City of Orlando - Mike Carroll


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