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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 037-90312; White Memorial Medical Center
DSR ID# 91338 & 91339; Medical Office Buildings # 1700 & 1710 Ceasar Chaves Ave
October 15, 1999
Mr. D. A. Christian
Governor's Authorized Representative
Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Post Office Box 419023
Rancho Cordova, California 95741-9023
RE: Medical Office Buildings # 1700 & 1710 Ceasar Chaves Ave., White Memorial Medical Center, FEMA-1008-DR, PA 037-90312, DSR #91338 & 91339.
Dear Mr. Christian:
This letter is in response to your letter of May 17, 1999, forwarding the second appeal of Damage Survey Report (DSR) #91338 & 91339 submitted by the White Memorial Medical Center to OES on April 8, 1999. The applicant has requested funds to reimburse the costs (1) the preparation of two A&E reports, and (2) the repair and upgrade costs specified in the reports as necessary.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, FEMA has determined that there is insufficient evidence to establish the structural damages claimed in the reports were caused by the Northridge earthquake, or that, if they were, that the repair to pre-disaster condition would entail the work specified. In addition, as far as the claim for funding of the A&E reports themselves is concerned, a DSR had not been approved because the damage to the buildings was determined at the time to be insufficient to justify it. In addition, FEMA has determined that the reports as submitted are neither sufficiently accurate nor inclusive of enough reliable technical information to meet minimum standards for consideration for approval retroactively. Accordingly, the applicant's appeal is denied.
Please inform the applicant of this determination. In accordance with the appeal procedure governing appeal decisions made on or after May 8, 1998, my decision constitutes the final decision on this matter. The current appeal procedure was published as a final rule in the Federal Register on April 8, 1998. It amends 44 CFR 206.206.
Lacy E. Suiter
Executive Associate Director
Response and Recovery Directorate
cc: David Fukutomi
Disaster Recovery Manager
Northridge Long-Term Recovery Office