Re: Reconsideration of Second AppealForest Lake Township, PA ID 115-26648-00 Replacement of damaged culvert, FEMA-1684-DR- PA, Project Worksheet (PW) 567
Dear Ms. Myslewicz:
This is in response to your letter dated August 13, 2008, which transmitted the referenced request for reconsideration on behalf of the Forest Lake Township (Applicant). Specifically, the Applicant requested that the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency reconsider its August 11, 2008, second appeal determination of the Applicants request for funds to replace a 48-inch culvert with an 11 x 5 box culvert.
44 CFR §202.206 provides applicants with two levels of appeal of any FEMA funding determination. The first appeal is to the Regional Administrator. The second appeal is to the Assistant Administrator for Disaster Assistance. The Assistant Administrators determination is the agencys final administrative decision on all funding issues. FEMA may reconsider its second appeal determination if the applicant can conclusively demonstrate that FEMA did not appropriately consider all factual information submitted with the second appeal, or that FEMA administratively erred in evaluating the appeal.
We have reviewed all information submitted with the second appeal and have determined that we appropriately and fully evaluated all information submitted with the second appeal. Therefore, there is no basis to reconsider the second appeal determination.
Carlos J. Castillo
Disaster Assistance Directorate
cc: Jonathan Sarubbi
FEMA Region III