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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 037-90312; White Memorial Medical Center
DSR ID# 15192; Carpenter/Painter Shop
Citation: FEMA-1008-DR-CA, PA 037-90312, White Memorial Medical Center, DSR 15192, Carpenter/Painter Shop
Cross-reference: Time Extension, Improved Project, Grant Acceleration Program
Summary: The Northridge earthquake cracked walls and broke windows in the Carpenter/Painter Shop at White Memorial Medical Center. Damage Survey Report (DSR) 15192 was approved for $11,947 to fund repairs. On May 20, 1999, the project was granted improved project status. As part of a larger plan, it would be demolished and its function incorporated into a new facility to house the Carpenter/Painter Shop as well as the Plumber's Shop. The Plumber's Shop was an improved project accepted into the Grant Acceleration Program (GAP) in March 1999. On
June 28, 1999, FEMA granted a time extension to January 31, 2002, for the Plumber's Shop and other sites at the medical center. However, FEMA denied an extension for the Carpenter/Painter Shop at this time. White submitted its first appeal on August 2, 1999. FEMA denied the appeal on November 10, 1999. White's second appeal argues that the project should have been considered for a GAP settlement, extenuating circumstances permit a time extension, and it would not make sense to have used federal funds to repair a building that was to be demolished. It asks for a time extension until February 1, 2002 (the larger facility has received an extension to January 31, 2002).
Issues: Is the Carpenter/Painter Shop project eligible for a time extension?
Findings: Yes, it received improved project status and its function is being incorporated into a larger building that was granted a time extension until January 31, 2002. Funding is limited to the approved estimate of $11,947.
Rationale: 44 CFR 206.204(c)(2)