PA ID# 041-40438-00; City of Larkspur
PW ID# Project Worksheet 815; Emergency Protective Measues-Slope Failure
Citation:FEMA-1646-DR-CA, City of Larkspur (Applicant), Emergency Protective Meas-
Summary: As a result of heavy rainfall during the storms of April 2006, FEMA prepared PW 815 in July 2006 for emergency protective measures after a 40-foot-high slope failed above Madrone Avenue. FEMA initially concluded that an immediate threat did not exist, and the PW amount was reduced to zero dollars. In response to the first appeal, FEMA revisited the site and partially granted the appeal for emergency protective measures in the amount of $15,533. The Applicant disputes the scope of work approved by FEMA and requests funding for the installation of soil nails and the application of shotcrete as emergency protective measures in the amount of $114,439, based on actual costs.
Issues: 1. Should adjustments be made to the scope of work approved by FEMA to include the installation of soil nails and the application of shotcrete as emergency protective measures?
2. Should FEMA approve funding for an additional $98,906 for work completed by the Applicant?
Findings: 1. No. The Applicant did not provide FEMA with evidence to demonstrate that the installation of soil nails and the application of shotcrete was the least costly option necessary as emergency protective measures. Therefore, a revision to the scope of work is not justified.
2. No. Approval of funding an additional $98,906 for work that constitutes an ineligible permanent repair to the slope is not justified.
Rationale: 44 CFR §206.225; Response and Recovery Policy 9524.2, Landslides and Slope Failures.