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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 079-68154; City of San Luis Obispo
DSR ID# 00284; Hazard Mitigation - 30
Citation: FEMA-1155-DR-CA; PA ID 079-68154; DSR 00284.
Cross-reference: Winter storm and flooding; pipeline damage; hazard mitigation measures.
Summary: In the aftermath of the winter storms of January 1997, the City of San Luis Obispo applied for disaster assistance to repair a 30-inch water pipeline that sustained damage caused by the earth moving. FEMA wrote DSR 00284 for $6,938 to reimburse the City for funds it expended to effect the repairs. The City submitted a hazard mitigation proposal (HMP) to move the pipeline to a more stable location at an estimated cost of $1.9 million. The Regional Director denied the request and a first appeal because, at $1.9 million, the project was not cost effective. The City is submitting this second appeal for FEMA to reconsider the request because the estimate has been revised to $770,000.
Issue: Should FEMA fund the HMP?
Findings: No. The cost of the proposal to relocate the pipeline submitted by the City is not cost effective.
Rationale: FEMA's Landslide Policy