PA ID# 007-00000; Kauai County Landfill
DSR ID# 94065; Kekaha Landfill capital, operations, and post-closure monitoring costs
PURPOSE: Respond to third appeal submitted by Kauai County for Kekaha Landfill capital, operations, and post-closure monitoring costs.
DISCUSSION: Hurricane Iniki generated large volumes of debris requiring disposal in the Kekaha Landfill. FEMA prepared DSRs 95656 and 15527 to cover debris disposal in both the Phase I and Phase II portions of the landfill. We also funded the closure of Phase I, lost landfill capacity, and Phase II design and construction (capital) costs. FEMA reanalyzed these DSRs in February 1996 and deobligated $18,575,366 from the original combined estimate of $49,896,931. The bulk of the deobligation resulted from the abandonment of the biofuel-processing project. The Subgrantee's second appeal requested 100% funding of Phase II capital costs and increased funding for lost landfill capacity. FEMA prorated capital costs and provided funding for capacity lost due to poor compaction, resulting in net additional funding of $125,834. In the third appeal the County requests an additional $10,451,391. We are recommending that an additional $1,653,471 of eligible costs be obligated.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Sign the letter informing the GAR of the decision.