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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 003-00000; Alpine County
DSR ID# N/A; Snow Removal Costs
Citation: FEMA-1046-DR-CA; Alpine County
Cross Reference: Disaster Declaration, Extraordinary Costs, Snow Removal
Summary: The subgrantee experienced a 150% increase in snow removal and related costs as a result of the winter storms of 1994/1995. The first appeal for funding cited the extraordinary cost and a discussion of how the declaration was not specific to the type of precipitation, and, therefore, these costs should be eligible. The Regional Director responded that snow removal is rarely eligible, and then only when specified in the declaration, which is not the case here. The second appeal stated that although wind and rain were not specified in the declaration, damage from them was eligible. Further, it is maintained that the declaration cites "severe winter storm" and that wind, rain, and snow are elements of such.
- Are some costs associated with snow removal eligible under declared disaster 1046?
- Are all snow removal related costs incurred eligible?
- Yes. The precipitation was the result of the declared disaster and the declaration was based on the effects of a severe winter storm. That does not exclude the potential impacts from snow.
- No. Only costs incurred during the declared disaster period for emergency work (opening one lane in each direction for emergency vehicle access).
- 44 CFR 206.223(a).
- 44 CFR 206.225(a)(3)