PA ID# 063-00000; Plumas County Department of Public Works
DSR ID# N/A; Net Small Project Overrun
Citation FEMA-1046-DR-CA, P.A. 063-00000, Plumas County Department of Public Works, Net Small Projects Overrun
Cross-reference Cost Overrun, Small Project, Time Extension
Summary As a result of winter storms in 1995, the Plumas County Department of Public Works (County) initiated 33 small projects. The small projects were obligated for a total of $219,513. Upon close-out, FEMA de-obligated $8,221 in ineligible costs from DSR 75323 because the approved scope of work was not completed. The net small project overrun was $12,574. The final small project was completed by November 28, 1996. According to 44 CFR 206.204(e), the County had 60 days from the date of the final small project completion to appeal for reimbursement of its net small project cost overrun. FEMA extended this deadline to August 31, 1997. The County's application was closed out on July 28, 1998, without an adjustment to the small project funding because a Net Small Project Overrun request was not received before the deadline. FEMA received the County's first appeal from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) on December 17, 1998. The State claimed that the County was unaware of the NSPO deadline and was unable to request NSPO because they had not received the P.4 Project Completion and Certification Report. FEMA denied the appeal on January 11, 1999, because FEMA did not receive the net small project overrun request by the deadline. The County submitted its second appeal on January 19, 1999 requesting re-obligation of $8,221 in ineligible costs to offset cost of the NSPO. The County provided no new information to support its appeal.
Issues 1) Is the County's appeal for re-obligation of $8,221 in ineligible costs from DSR 75323 eligible for reimbursement?
Findings 1) No. The eligible scope of work on DSR 75323 was not completed.