JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
October 7, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOTICE TO ALL SMALL BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
IN UNINCORPORATED JEFFERSON AND THE TOWN OF JEAN LAFITTE:
RIGHT-OF-WAY DEBRIS REMOVAL SCHEDULED TO BEGIN FOR SMALL BUSINESSES ON
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021 AND WILL TAKE PLACE THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021
JEFFERSON, LA – Jefferson Parish received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the removal of debris generated from Hurricane Ida for limited “small business commercial properties.”
According to FEMA regulations, right-of-way debris removal from commercial properties is generally ineligible because commercial enterprises are expected to retain insurance to cover debris removal. The limited “small businesses commercial properties” exception was provided to Jefferson Parish but still requires these properties to report any insurance proceeds collected for debris removal activities.
Debris removal from Parish rights-of-way for commercial entities will begin on Monday, October 18, 2021. Only one single commercial debris removal pass will be done on eligible “small business commercial properties.” Only debris that can be reached from the curb will be collected. Contractors will not go on private property to collect the debris. No further small business commercial debris removal activities will be allowed on Parish maintained roads after Sunday, November 28, 2021. The owners of businesses will be responsible for any debris that is left in the rights-of-way on parish-maintained roads after that date.
The following properties are not eligible to participate in this program:
- Shopping Centers
- Industrial Parks
- Office Parks
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Large Apartment Buildings & Commercial Establishments with Private Dumpster Service
Debris removal services may be funded in part by FEMA, and such, FEMA requires the collection of any insurance proceeds received for debris removal by commercial property owners or operators. Your policy may be requested, and if your business or commercial property is provided any funds for debris removal, these funds must be remitted to Jefferson Parish which will then be used as an offset to FEMA to prevent a duplication of benefits.
For additional information, please contact the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs at 504-731-4612.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO