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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 037-70000 ; City of Santa Monica
DSR ID# Design Engineering Costs; Design Engineering Costs
Citation: FEMA-1008-DR-CA; City of Santa Monica PA ID 037-70000; DSR 74100.
Reference: Northridge Earthquake; Design Engineering Costs.
Summary: DSR 74100 was written to cover repairs to the Memorial Park Gymnasium of Santa Monica. Because the repairs were limited to patch and paint of drywall and stucco and other minor repairs, the engineering design costs of $692 were deleted from the DSR. The Disaster Recovery Manager denied the first appeal for the same reason. The applicant submitted a second appeal in which it did not request additional repair costs. The City, however, requested the reinstatement of the design engineering costs, but at $3,663.60. The increase was based on the City's own estimates of the eligible repair costs.
Issue: Is the City eligible to receive design engineering costs on the patch and paint repairs to the Memorial Park Gymnasium?
Findings: No. Eligibility of engineering design costs on repair work depends on the scope of work and the complexity, and the specific need for these services. Patch and paint repair work does not justify engineering design services.
Rationale: Pursuant to 44 CFR 206.228(a)(2)(ii), a 3% allowance for basic construction inspection services was included in the DSR, and 44 CFR 206.228(a)(3)(ii) does not permit any other administrative costs.