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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 091-00000; Okaloosa County
DSR ID# 37470, 10309 and 08472; Lake Silver Earthen Embankment Damage
August 4, 2003
Mr. W. Craig Fugate, Director
Division of Emergency Management
Florida Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-21000
RE: Second Appeal Okaloosa County, PA ID 091-00000, Lake Silver Earthen Embankment Damage, FEMA-1195-DR-FL, DSRs 37470, 10309 and 08472
Dear Mr. Fugate:
This letter is in response to the referenced second appeal transmitted by your letter dated December 16, 2002. Okaloosa County (Applicant) is requesting a time extension through December 2003 to complete work at the Lake Silver reservoir, where an earthen embankment and outfall structure sustained damage by the 1998 El Nino storm event.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the damaged facility was inactive at the time of the disaster pursuant to 44 CFR §206.226 and, therefore, not eligible for funding through the Public Assistance Program. Because the facility is ineligible, the second appeal for a time extension is denied. By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Director to prepare a DSR to deobligate the current funding that the Public Assistance Program has allocated for this project.
Please inform the Applicant of my determination. My determination constitutes the final decision on this matter as set forth in 44 CFR §206.206.
Laurence W. Zensinger
Acting Director, Recovery Division
Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
cc: Kenneth O. Burris, Jr.