PA ID# 013-92100; Contra Costa County Public Works Department
DSR ID# 20354,20356; Pine Creek Channel Bank Repair
October 31, 1997
Ms. Nancy Ward
Governor's Authorized Representative
Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Public Assistance Section
Post Office Box 239013
Sacramento, California 95823
Dear Ms. Ward:
This letter is in response to your submittal of the Contra Costa County Public Works Department's second appeal of Damage Survey Reports (DSRs) 20354 and 20356 under FEMA-1044-DR-CA. The applicant is requesting funding for the use of rock slope protection, dewatering, and engineering, inspection, and environmental processing costs. In the first appeal determination, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funded the restoration of the Pine Creek channel banks to pre-disaster condition only.
After reviewing the documentation submitted by the subgrantee, I have determined that the damaged portion of Pine Creek is part of a flood control work. Therefore, the permanent restoration of the channel banks is not eligible for FEMA disaster assistance. Accordingly, I am denying this appeal as further explained in the enclosed appeal analysis. Additionally, I have directed the Regional Director deobligate supplemental DSRs 20354 and 20356.
Please inform the applicant of my determination. The applicant may submit a third appeal to the Director of FEMA. The appeal must be submitted through your office and the Regional Director within 60 days of receipt of this determination.
Lacy E. Suiter
Executive Associate Director
Response and Recovery Directorate