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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 000-00000; County of Kauai
DSR ID# 88374,89296,95080,95081,95082,95242,9579; Lihue Civic Center
April 28, 1999
Mr. Roy C. Price, Sr.
State Coordinating Officer
Vice Director of Civil Defense
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-4495
Dear Mr. Price:
This letter is in response to your transmittal of the County of Kauai's second appeal of the deobligation of Damage Survey Reports (DSRs) 88374, 89296, 95080, 95081, 95082, 95242, and 95796 which were prepared to fund repairs to the Lihue Civic Center from Hurricane Iniki (FEMA-0961-DR-HI). The DSRs were deobligated as the result of an audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG). The subgrantee requests in its appeal that we reobligate the total cost of the project.
After a substantial review of the documentation and the OIG report, I have determined that a portion of the cost deobligated is eligible, as discussed in the enclosed appeal analysis. Accordingly, the subgrantee's appeal is partially granted. By copy of this letter, I am requesting that the Regional Director prepare a supplemental DSR in the amount of $177,771, to provide funding for the following items: temporary repairs addressed in DSR 89296, asbestos removal and Clerestory ceiling repairs addressed in DSR 95082, and asbestos removal addressed in DSR 95242. The remaining work addressed in the above-mentioned DSRs is not eligible for disaster assistance as the subgrantee had sufficient insurance to fund the repairs.
Please inform the subgrantee of my determination. In accordance with the appeal procedure governing appeal decisions made on or after May 8, 1998, my decision constitutes the final decision on this matter. The current appeal procedure was published as a final rule in the Federal Register on April 8, 1998. It amends 44 CFR 206.206.
Lacy E. Suiter
Executive Associate Director
Response and Recovery Directorate
cc: Martha Z. Whetstone
FEMA Region IX