PA ID# 037-99037-00; Los Angeles County
PW ID# 776; Las Flores Canyon Road Repair
SECOND APPEAL BRIEF FEMA-1585-DR-CA Los Angeles County; PA ID 037-99037-00 Las Flores Canyon Road Repair, Project Worksheet 776
Citation FEMA-1585-DR-CA; Los Angeles County (Applicant).
Cross- Reference Repair to pre-disaster conditions; Eligible work; Reasonable Costs
Summary As a result of heavy rainfall during the February 2005 Winter Storms, FEMA prepared Project Worksheet (PW) 776 in October 2005 for $183,978 to fund stabilization of a failed slope and associated restoration of pavement and appurtenances along a section of Las Flores Canyon Road, 200 feet south of culvert marker (CM) 2.04, located in the Malibu area of Los Angeles County. The scope of work in the PW calls for a 64-foot long soldier pile with pile spacing 8 feet on-centers with timber lagging. The Applicant is requesting modifications to PW 776 to reflect a total soldier pile length of 83 feet, with piles 6 feet on-centers, and use of a cast-in-place reinforced concrete wall and appurtenances, along with augmentation for increased cost for materials, labor and proportionate increase in engineering design and construction management costs. The estimated total project cost requested in appeal is $612,948.
A revised and reduced set of plans dated September 13, 2005, prepared by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works (LADPW) and submitted with both appeals calls for a 83-foot long soldier pile, 6 feet on-centers, and reinforced concrete wall. The Governors Office of Emergency Services (OES) recommends that FEMA approve the Applicants second appeal. Issues: (1) Should the scope of work be revised to allow for an 83-foot long soldier pile wall with appurtenances?
(2) Should the total project cost be increased to reflect construction of an 83-foot long soldier pile wall with appurtenances?
Findings: (1) Yes.
(2) No. FEMA will reconcile costs at closeout.