Ash or debris cannot be removed prior to the completion of Phase I because of hazardous waste and public health hazards. The Phase II portion of the Program is being offered to provide property owners safe and comprehensive debris removal using specialized contractors managed by the Army Corp s of Engineers (Corps). Property owners that choose not to participate in this program will be given additional guidance on city and county permitting shortly, and cannot begin private ash and debris removal prior to standards being approved. Property owne rs performing private debris removal activities must do so in accordance with city and county guidance at their own expense. This includes compliance with all legal requirements for disposal, authorized disposal sites, best management practices for activit ies on site, proper transportation and documentation of waste, and erosion control.