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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 085-00000; Santa Clara County
DSR ID# 61683&74626; Project Management & Fill Replacement
February 8, 1999
Mr. D. A. Christian
Governor's Authorized Representative
Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Post Office Box 419023
Rancho Cordova, California 95741
Dear Mr. Christian:
This is in response to your letter dated July 15, 1998, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). With that letter, you forwarded a second appeal of Damage Survey Reports (DSRs) 74626 and 61683 under FEMA-1046-DR-CA, on behalf of Santa Clara County (County). The County is requesting a total of $39,980 for additional fill and project engineering costs associated with a hillside slip-out and Metcalf Road repairs.
Following the heavy rains of March 1995, a slip-out occurred along Metcalf Road, in Santa Clara, California. FEMA prepared DSR 74626 for $16,473 for repairs for the roadway, shoulder and culvert. A supplemental request was approved for $168,133 for additional construction and engineering expenses. In the second appeal, the County is requesting $20,250 for fill to repair the embankment void and $19,730 for additional contract engineering for project management. As explained in the enclosed appeal analysis, review of the documentation indicates $20,250 for fill was necessary to complete the repairs. With this letter, I am requesting the Regional Director prepare a DSR to provide this funding. However, the requested project management costs are in excess of eligible funding. Therefore, the appeal is partially approved.
Please inform the applicant 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: Richard A. Buck
Disaster Recovery Manager
Region IX, Disaster Closeout Center