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ODOT Hazard Tree Removal Procurement Process Begins

posted Nov 9, 2020, 4:48 PM by Stacie Cook   [ updated Nov 12, 2020, 5:04 PM ]

The 2020 Oregon Wildfire Recovery efforts will be conducted in accordance with FEMA procedures and requirements, among other contract requirements.  ODOT is preparing contracts for hazard tree removal and structural debris removal.  Firms bidding on upcoming 2020 Oregon Wildfire Recovery must understand the FEMA requirements and documentation processes.  For example, FEMA requires essentially a “cradle to grave” tracking methodology of each tree, log and slash pile and their processing to chips and structural debris components, among other items.


ODOT will procure the services of a hazard tree removal and structural debris removal monitoring consultant to address much of the documentation processes.  However, contractor firms will need to follow documenting and invoicing processes that are more rigorous then ODOT ORPIN or Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Construction Processes.  The FEMA documents linked to below may help you understand FEMA requirements and the context in which the 2020 Oregon Wildfire Recovery bidding opportunities will be advertised and awarded.  Contractors should research FEMA requirements beyond the references provided below.  Katie Kroenlein Hubler, Wildfire Recovery Diversity Coordinator, will also be available to provide technical assistance as needed throughout the projects. Katie can be reached at 971-718-6681 or

The documents here are attached below: 

FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide, Version 4, June 1, 2020

Public Assistance Debris Monitoring Guide, FEMA-327, August 2020

Debris Estimating Field Guide FEMA 329, September 2010

Public Assistance Debris Management Guide FEMA-325, July 2007 (link unavailable)

Joe Squire, PE

State Construction & Materials Engineer

Statewide Project Delivery Branch / Delivery and Operations Division


Construction Section

800 Airport Road SE

Salem, OR, 97301-4798

W: 503-986-3123   C: 503-871-9259


Stacie Cook,
Nov 9, 2020, 4:48 PM
Stacie Cook,
Nov 9, 2020, 4:48 PM