We have developed this document to provide guidance to community leaders in planning, mobilizing, organizing and controlling a large-scale debris clearance, removal and disposal operation. Although this manual has been developed for large-scale debris clearance, removal and disposal operations, portions of all chapters can be utilized on smaller operations. The chapters are arranged to enable the reader to progress in a logical manner from one planning element to another. It is recommended that the chapters be read consecutively because information presented in one chapter will be helpful in understanding materials presented in subsequent chapters. The guide does not address the removal or disposal of material and products from institutional, commercial, recreational, industrial or agricultural sources that contain certain chemicals as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency to be toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive.
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