PA ID# 000-00000; Town of South Boston
DSR ID# 43405,43410; Sewer Lines & Railroad Embankments
PURPOSE: To obtain signature on the letter to the Virginia State Coordinator partially approving DSR 43405 and denying DRS 43410 in the third appeal.
DISCUSSION: In the aftermath of the September 1996 storms and floods (FEMA-1135-DR-VA), FEMA wrote a number of DSRs for the Town of South Boston for various actions. DSR 43405 was written for $1,640 to replace 3 toppled concrete supports on which a sewer line crossed a stream. The Town appealed the DSR amount because it attested that it could not repair the damage in place and had re-routed the sewer line at a cost of $21,407. The region and the Executive Associate Director denied the previous appeals because the scope of work undertaken was not eligible. This third appeal again requests the increase in funding. It is clear that the applicant performed an improved project and FEMA will authorize applying the approved funds to that project. Also, the cost of the eligible work was reassessed at $5,415. Therefore, an additional $3,775 is due to the applicant. DSR 43410 was written for $31,998 to fill an old railroad embankment, which did not belong to the applicant. The DSR was determined to be ineligible. FEMA's determination remains unchanged.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Sign the letter denying the applicant's third appeal.