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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 075-99075-00; Plaquemines Parish
PW ID# Project Worksheet 2928; Debris Removal
August 27, 2008
Colonel Thomas Kirkpatrick (Retired)
State Coordinating Officer
Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
7667 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Re: Second AppealPlaquemines Parish, PA ID 075-99075-00, Debris Removal
, FEMA-1603-DR-LA, Project Worksheet (PW) 2928
Dear Colonel Kirkpatrick:
This is in response to your letter dated February 13, 2008, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Plaquemines Parish (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMA) denial of its first appeal dated May 15, 2007. The Applicant requested $4,125,000 for debris removal following Hurricane Katrina. However, in a letter dated July 1, 2008, to FEMA, the Applicant stated that the majority of sites included in the original second appeal request had been resolved and the dollar amount associated with nine remaining sites was relatively insignificant.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have reviewed all information submitted with the appeal and have determined that debris removal from the nine remaining sites is not eligible for Public Assistance funding. Accordingly, I am denying this 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: William Peterson
FEMA Region VI