PA ID# 023-91011; Resort Improvement District No. 1
DSR ID# 88160, 88331 ; Repairs to Water Storage Tanks
Citation: FEMA-0943-DR-CA; Resort Improvement District No. 1; DSRs 88160, 88331
Cross Reference: Time extensions, Regulatory timeframes
Summary: The 1992 Mendicino Earthquakes damaged water storage tanks that provide water for the Resort Improvement District No. 1 (subgrantee). DSR 88160 was prepared for $6,478 for the subgrantee's engineer to prepare structural analyses for four damaged tanks. Shortly following, supplemental DSR 88331 was prepared for $222,282 to repair/restore the four water tanks in accordance with the structural analyses provided by DSR 88160. OES granted a time extension for this scope of work to December 15, 1995. In a letter dated December 6, 1996, the subgrantee informed FEMA that additional damages to the tanks had been identified and that additional upgrades were necessary to restore these tanks. As the work had not yet begun, the subgrantee requested a time extension through May 1998. The Regional Director denied this request on regulatory timeframe issues for submitting additional damages, and noted that the request for a time extension was submitted one year after the last approved project deadline. The subgrantee submitted a first appeal of FEMA's determination, stating that delays in repairs were due to untimely responses and inconsistent instructions from FEMA and OES. FEMA denied the first appeal and, because repairs had not been initiated by project completion deadline, prepared DSR 17757 for ($222,282) to deobligate funding for the water tank repairs. The subgrantee submitted a second appeal on April 10, 1998, reiterating their first appeal contentions.
Issues: Were extenuating circumstances present which prohibited the subgrantee from completing the eligible scope of work within the project completion deadline?
Findings: No. The subgrantee has not provided sufficient justification to demonstrate that the delays in project completion were beyond their control.