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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 035-00000; Clearwater County
DSR ID# 28831; Harmony Heights Road
Citation: FEMA-1154-DR-ID, Clearwater County, DSR 28331
Cross Reference: Disaster damages, gravel road repair, routine maintenance
Summary: Harmony Heights Road is a steep gravel road located in Clearwater County (applicant), Idaho. During DR-1154, Harmony Heights Road was damaged by heavy runoff. The road was initially inspected on February 20, 1997, and damages were reported on Damage Survey Report (DSR) 28831 for a total amount of $5,634. FEMA re-inspected the site on April 25, 1997. The reinspection team identified seventeen individual damage sites between MP 0.8 and 7.28 describing the damages as ditch cleaning and shaping. The ditch cleaning and shaping was determined to be not eligible because it was routine maintenance and DSR 28331 was approved for $0. The applicant submitted a first appeal. They appealed items that were determined ineligible, particularly at damage locations recommended eligible by the original inspection team. FEMA denied the first appeal because the eligible scope of work for all of the sites was less than $1,000. The applicant submitted a second appeal. They are requesting that 2,500 feet of roadway between MP 2.0 and 3.0 be relocated into the hillside six feet to re-establish a twenty foot roadway width, the replacement of lost surface aggregate and the installation of six culverts as hazard mitigation. The total requested cost is $93,841.
Issues: 1. Is the relocation of the roadway into the hillside eligible?2. Are the damages identified in DSR 28331 eligible?
Findings: 1. No. The documented damages do not indicate that the loss of the roadway width was disaster related.2. Yes. The work identified is disaster related.
Rationale: 44 CFR 206.223(a), General Work Eligibility