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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 041-99041-00; Lincoln County
DSR ID# Project Worksheet 172; Immonen Road
Citation:FEMA-1672-DR-OR, Lincoln County, Project Worksheet (PW) 172
Lincoln County (Applicant) experienced severe rainfall and flooding from November 5, 2006, through November 8, 2006. Increased ground water triggered a failure of the unstable slope supporting Immonen Road causing damage to the road. The Applicant requested three PWs for emergency protective measures to secure Immonen Road. FEMA funded PWs 171 and 173 to restore the road for emergency access to residential homes. FEMA did not fund PW 172 because it determined that the scope of work included permanent restoration of the relocated road. The road is located on an unstable and ancient landslide area, making it ineligible for permanent repairs. The Regional Administrator sustained this determination on first appeal.
On January 4, 2008, the Applicant submitted a second appeal. The Applicant provided the county engineer’s opinion that the slide area was stable prior to the disaster and that FEMA’s determination that the slide was in an active
pre-existing slide was incorrect.
Is the scope of work for PW 172 eligible for funding?
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Section 403(a)(3); 44 CFR §§206.221(c), 206.225(a)(3) and 206.226;
FEMA Recovery Policy 9524.2, Landslides and Slope Failures