Private property demolition is one of the most complicated areas of reimbursable work under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. One of the best tools available to applicants is the Demolition Checklist found in Appendix F of the FEMA 325 Debris Management Guide.
Regardless of the triggering event, debris has the potential to contain regulated material that could require special handling to comply with federal, state and local regulations. If the debris is not handled and disposed of properly, it is possible that penalties will be imposed that could lead to the denial of FEMA funding.
Common types of debris requiring special handling are: