PA ID# 000-U6PMC-00; Central Electric Cooperative
DSR ID# Project 239; Improved Project-Various Sites
March 25, 2008
Mr. Jason Bauder
Alternate Governors Authorized Representative
Department of Public Safety
118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota, 57501
Re: Second Appeal Central Electric Cooperative, PA ID 000-U6PMC-00 Improved Project Various Sites, FEMA-1620-DR-SD, Project Worksheet 239
Dear Mr. Bauder:
This is in response to your letter dated July 10, 2007, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Central Electric Cooperative (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMA) decision to deny additional funding to upgrade the Applicants facilities in accordance with the Rural Utility Service (RUS) Bulletin 1724D-106.
As explained in the attached analysis, we have determined that RUS Bulletin 1724D-106 is not a code or standard as contemplated in 44 CFR §206.226(d). Therefore, FEMA is not authorized to reimburse the Applicant for cost incurred as a result of following guidelines contained in RUS Bulletin 1724D-106. The Acting Regional Administrators decision on the first appeal is consistent with program regulations and policies. Therefore, I am denying the appeal.
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: Douglas A. Gore
Acting Regional Administrator
FEMA Region VIII