Perteet was retained by the City of Bellevue to develop a FEMA-approved Debris Management Plan. The project, a joint effort between the Bellevue Transportation Department and the Office of Emergency Management, also incorporated the six neighboring cities who contract with Bellevue for emergency management and fire services. The planning process identified debris management sites, developed a request for qualifications for debris haulers, and concluded with training and exercises.
The plan included the use of HAZUS-EQ to determine the type and quantity of debris that would be required to be managed by the City. The project also required an extensive stakeholder coordination effort that was uniquely challenged by the COVID pandemic. Perteet worked closely with the client to ensure all milestones, reviews, and trainings were met using online capabilities. The project was successfully completed with approval by the Washington Emergency Management Department and plan acknowledgement by FEMA.