PA ID# 085-UC6TI-00; Jackson County
PW ID# 872; Jackson County Road and Bridge
Citation:FEMA-1741-DR-KS, Jackson County Road and Bridge, Time Extension, PW 872
Summary:Severe ice storms in December 2007 which resulted in disaster DR-1741-KS, generated a significant amount of debris.The Jackson County Road and Bridge (Applicant) is seeking a time extension for removal of 45,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris. Project Worksheet (PW) 872 was prepared for $274, 227 to provide funding to burn and remove debris. The Applicant was granted three time extension requests for a total of 24 months.The Applicant completed 60 percent of the work by the first time extension, 85 percent by the second time extension and 90 percent by the third time extension.FEMA denied the Applicant’s fourth extension request for one year in a letter dated January 21, 2010.In its first appeal letter dated February 16, 2010, the Applicant stated that extenuating circumstances hindered the debris removal process.FEMA denied the first appeal on August 20, 2010,stating that the Applicant was unable to substantiate the fourth time extension request and FEMA found that an additional fourth time extension as unreasonable.FEMA made this determination in accordance with 44 CFR §206.204 (d)(2) Requests for time extensions.
Issue:Would an additional time extension to complete the work be reasonable?
Rationale:44 CFR §206. 204 (d)(2) Requests for time extensions.