PA ID# 059-00EE2-00; Moss Point School District
DSR ID# Project Worksheets 4649, 8074, 8254, and 10844; Magnolia Junior High School
July 17, 2008
Mr. Thomas M. Mike Womack
Governors Authorized Representative
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
Post Office Box 5644
Pearl, Mississippi 39208-5644
Re: Second Appeal Moss Point School District, PA ID 059-00EE2-00, Magnolia Junior High School, FEMA-1604-DR-MS, Projects Worksheets (PWs) 4649, 8074, 8254, and 10844
Dear Mr. Womack:
This is in response to your letter dated November 29, 2007, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Moss Point School District (Applicant). The Applicant appealed the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMA) denial of funding for the replacement of two buildings at Magnolia Junior High School.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that mold remediation work completed at the facility is appropriately funded under Category B. Costs for emergency work are not considered in repair costs for the 50% Rule analysis. The repair versus replacement ratio is less than 50 percent for each building and funding for replacement of the buildings is not warranted. Therefore, the appeal is denied.
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: Major P. May
FEMA Region IV
Mississippi Transition Recovery Office