Debris Management Plan

This plan describes the roles and responsibilities that state agencies will play, and the actions they will take, with respect to managing disaster debris in the event that the Commonwealth declares a state of emergency.

This State Debris Management Plan is an annex to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). This annex provides a framework for organizing the rapid, safe, and cost-effective separation, removal, collection, recycling, and disposal of disaster-related debris; and minimizing debris-related threats to public health, safety, and the environment following an event or a major disaster.

Implementation of the State Debris Management Plan will be coordinated by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), utilizing State agencies working in Emergency Support Functions (ESF) as outlined in the CEMP.

The Debris Management Plan also seeks to provide guidance to local communities to better manage disaster debris removal, diversion, and disposal, in conjunction with the efforts of State agencies.

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