PA ID# 097-91041; Sonoma County
DSR ID# 73250; Building and Environmental permit fees
August 21, 1997
Ms. Nancy Ward
Governor's Authorized Representative
Governor's Office of Emergency Services
State Of California
P. O. Box 239013
Sacramento, California 95823-9015
Dear Ms. Ward:
This letter is in response to your February 6, 1997, transmittal of the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department's second appeal of DSR 73250 under FEMA-1046-DR-CA. The applicant is requesting reimbursement for county-wide waived building and environmental permit fees.
Based on a review of the documentation submitted, I have denied this appeal for the reasons explained in the attached appeal analysis. Briefly, per FEMA October 4, 1993, policy, established during the midwest floods, FEMA does not typically reimburse applicants for costs of building permit programs. For exceptional cases related to extraordinary disasters, such as the Northridge Earthquake, FEMA has reimbursed applicants for waived permit fees; however, FEMA-1046-DR-CA is not considered in this category of disaster.
Please inform the applicant of this determination and their right to submit a third appeal pursuant to 44 CFR 206.206(e).
Lacy E. Suiter
Executive Associate Director
Response and Recovery Directorate