Debris Management + Debris Monitoring
Best practices in contracting suggest maintaining an independent relationship between debris contract monitor(s) and the debris removal contractor. You should also consider assigning someone from your staff to be your Debris Manager. Part of his/her role is to provide oversight to debris contractors – both contracted monitors and debris removal contractors.
|DEBRIS REMOVAL IN ACTION
In-house Force Account Labor (FAL)
To minimize outside costs, it is important to consider using (in-house) force account labor (FALL) prior to awarding debris contract(s). Subrecipients are responsible for up to 25 percent of debris removal costs.
The need for documentation cannot be stressed too strongly. Subrecipients must document all activities – for example labor, hours worked, kind of debris removed, quantity, location, etc. – whether by a contractor or FAL to ensure eligibility and reimbursements.
EXAMPLES OF DEBRIS DOCUMENTATION: LOAD TICKET, OVERTIME POLICY, PRE-EVENT CONTRACT
Only FEMA-eligible and reasonable debris costs will be reimbursed.
Only FEMA decides what is eligible and reasonable.