PA ID# 073-22804; City of Escondido
DSR ID# 26943,37836,39153 ; Emergency Protective Measures
Citation: FEMA-1044-DR-CA; City of Escondido; DSRs 26943, 37836, and 39153
Cross-Reference: Emergency Protective Measures, Overtime Labor And Benefits
Summary: On January 10, 1995, the City of Escondido recorded high total colliform levels as a result of FEMA 1044-DR-CA. The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health gave a "boil water" order. DSR 26943 was prepared on August 28, 1995, for $64,364 to cover the expenses incurred during this order. The DSR was determined ineligible because documentation did not indicate these costs were related to elimination or reduction of a threat. The subgrantee submitted their first appeal on December 12, 1995. They stated that all work was disaster related. The Regional Director denied most of the first appeal, but granted funding for the purchase of extra chemicals to treat contamination. DSR 37836 was approved for $2,599 to fund these expenses. The subgrantee provided new documentation with their December 13, 1996, second appeal, including a table of responsibilities for their employees during the incident. The regional staff determined that the documentation supported the claim that some employees were performing emergency protective measures and approved supplemental DSR 39153 for $9,122 to cover overtime labor and benefits. The work not funded included work to disseminate hazard information.
Should FEMA fund the overtime labor and benefits not included in DSR 39153?
Should FEMA fund any other expenses requested in the second appeal?
Yes. The work performed to disseminate hazard information to the public is eligible for FEMA assistance. Therefore, a supplemental DSR should be prepared for $13,039 to cover these costs.
Yes. Funding of some of the meals and beverages ($699) and office supplies ($1,302) are attributed to eligible overtime labor. The phone reprogramming ($266) is eligible.
Rationale: FEMA may provide assistance for issuance of warnings, risks, or hazards, including dissemination of public health and safety information.
Stafford Act, Section 403