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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 037-99037-00; Los Angeles County
DSR ID# Project Worksheet 832; Hume Road Repair
January 22, 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 Los Angeles County, PA ID 037-99037-00 Hume Road Repair
, FEMA-1585-DR-CA, Project Worksheet (PW) 832
Dear Mr. Jacks:
This is in response to your letter to Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dated February 15, 2007, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Los Angeles County (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the scope of work and cost estimate for PW 832 to repair a section of Hume Road. The Applicant requests an increase in funding from $329,714 to $972,029.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the Applicant did not provide sufficient justification to support its request for a 180-foot soldier pile wall. Therefore, I am denying this portion of the appeal. I have determined, however, that the substitution of a cast-in-place reinforced concrete wall in lieu of pre-cast concrete panels, as well as the reduced pile spacing, is consistent with the basic scope of work defined in the PW. Accordingly, I am granting this portion of the appeal. By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator to take appropriate action to implement this determination.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. My determination constitutes the final decision on this matter as set forth in 44 CFR §206.206.
Carlos J. Castillo
Disaster Assistance Directorate
cc: Nancy Ward
FEMA Region IX