PA ID# 111-70042-00; City of Santa Paula
PW ID# Project Worksheets 3122 and 3123; Rock Weir Repair and Hazard Mitigation Proposal
January 28, 2008
Mr. Paul Jacks
Governors Authorized Representative
Governors Office of Emergency Services, Response and Recovery Division
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, CA 95655
Re: Second Appeal-City of Santa Paula, PA ID# 111-70042-00 Rock Weir Repair and Hazard Mitigation Proposal, FEMA-1577-DR-CA,
Project Worksheets 3122 and 3123
Dear Mr. Jacks:
This letter is in response to the referenced second appeal submitted by the City of Santa Paula (Applicant) to your office on December 13, 2006, and transmitted by your letter dated January 25, 2007. The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMA) determination to deny funding for the replacement of the rock weirs downstream of the Harvey Dam and a Hazard Mitigation Proposal (HMP) submitted with Project Worksheet (PW) 3122.
As explained further in the enclosed appeal analysis, the additional information supplied by the Applicant in the appeal is insufficient to support the Applicants claim that the damage to the rock weirs was caused by the declared event. Further, the Benefit-Cost-Analysis submitted with the appeal is insufficient to support that the Applicants HMP is cost effective. Therefore this appeal is denied.
Please inform the applicant of my decision. This determination constitutes the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR § 206.206.
Carlos J. Castillo
Disaster Assistance Directorate
cc: Nancy Ward
FEMA, Region IX