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Third Appeal Summary
PA ID# 083-42524; City of Lompoc
DSR ID# 19947,83831,83832,59541; Water Main Restoration
PURPOSE: Respond to the City of Lompoc's third appeal for water main and slope repair.
DISCUSSION:During the winter storms of 1995, a landslide occurred within a natural hillside, upslope of the San Miguelito Creek, exposing approximately 15 linear feet of an 8-in. diameter water main. Other than undermining the support of the pipe, no specific damage to the pipe was reported. FEMA prepared DSR 19947 ($4,760) to restore the pipe by replacing the undermined section 10 feet into the hillside, within the existing easement. The subgrantee's first and second appeals asserted that additional costs are associated with this scope of work, including efforts to stabilize a total of 350 linear feet of slope, engineering and permitting costs, property purchase, and access issue costs, bringing the estimated total to $572,000. Alternatively, the subgrantee requested that FEMA fund their proposed relocation project which involved relocating 6,200 linear feet of pipeline along San Miguelito Road at an estimated cost of $157,000. The Executive Associate Director agreed that stabilization of the hillside was eligible, but only to the extent necessary to support the undermined section of pipe (50 linear feet of slope restoration). DSR 59541 was prepared in the amount of $96,500 to fund this work. The third appeal again states that this scope of work is not sufficient to restore the disaster damages, and requests funding of the relocation project. Review of the third appeal finds that the scope of work in DSR 59541 adequately restores the disaster-related damages to the pipeline. Further, it is found that there is no basis to support funding for relocation of the 6,200 lf of pipeline where only 15 feet had been undermined.
RECOMMENDED ACTION:Sign letter denying this appeal.