PA ID# 037-99037-00; Los Angeles County
PW ID# 822; Hume Road Repair - Emergency Protective Measures
FEMA-1585-DR-CA; Los Angeles County
Emergency Work; Reasonable Costs
As a result of heavy rainfall during the February 2005 Winter Storms, Project Worksheet (PW) 822 was prepared for Los Angeles County (Applicant) in November 2005 for $433,956 to fund emergency protective measures related to the failure of a 450-foot long section of Hume Road, from Briarbluff Drive to Castlewood Drive. The PW called for construction of a paved emergency access road reconnecting Hume Road and Briarbluff Drive, measures to redirect surface water away from the emergency road, and excavation of material from the landslide to prevent movement of the failure mass. The landslide that damaged Hume Road is located above Las Flores Canyon Road. The Applicant contends that the landslide mass constitutes an immediate threat to Las Flores Canyon Road. The Applicant requests removal of 45,600 cubic yards of debris from the landslide mass and construction of a soldier pile and timber lagging wall above Las Flores Canyon Road to prevent damage to, and closure of the road resulting from a potential catastrophic mudslide. The estimated total project cost requested is $3,591,062.
1) Should the scope of work be revised to allow for additional measures to protect Las Flores Canyon Road from possible damage?
2) Should the total project cost be increased to a $3,591,062 to cover the additional work undertaken by the Applicant?
1) No, the scope of work should not be revised to allow for the additional emergency protective measures requested by the Applicant.
2) No, the total project cost should not be increased. Rationale:
44 CFR §206.225; OMB Circular A-87 §C.1.a.