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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 037-55156; City of Palmdale
DSR ID# 17644,59520,84310,83787,59519; Roadway Shoulder Repairs
Citation: FEMA-979-DR-CA; City of Palmdale Roadway Shoulder Repairs
Cross-Reference: Restoration of Damaged Facilities - Standards
Summary: Heavy rains and floods from the 979-DR caused severe erosion of dirt shoulders along both sides of 30th Street East and the west side of 50th Street West. The city requested funding for restoring the shoulders based on City Standard D-8, which includes paved drainage swales. DSRs 17644 and 84310 were written to propose repairing the shoulders with paved drainage swales. After the repairs were completed, a request for supplemental funding was submitted by the City and City Standard D-8 was reviewed for conformance with 44 CFR 206.226(b). It was determined that City Standard D-8 did not meet the requirements of an applicable code or standard and funding was reduced to reflect costs for restoring the dirt shoulders to their pre-disaster condition. In the second appeal, the City argues that City Standard D-8 is an applicable code or standard under 44 CFR 206.226(b) and is requesting funding for actual project costs. The State supports the appeal, concurring that City Standard D-8 is an applicable code or standard.
Issues: Does City Standard D-8 meet the requirements of 44 CFR 206.226(b)?
Findings: No. City Standard D-8 does not apply uniformly to all similar types of facilities within the jurisdiction of the City of Palmdale.
Rationale: City Standard D-8 is not an applicable code or standard pursuant to 44 CFR 206.226(b)(4) and (5).