May 14, 2012
Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
Re: Second Appeal–Collier County Public Services Division, PA ID 021-08835-01, Sand Replacement, FEMA-1393-DR-FL, Project Worksheets (PWs) 566 and 673
Dear Mr. Koon:
This letter is in response to a January 24, 2011, letter from your office, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the Collier County Public Services Division (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $9,188,497 for renourishment of mainland and Marco Island beaches.
I have determined that there is no adequate basis to increase the amount of eligible sand replaced on the beaches. I have reviewed the information submitted with the appeal and have determined that the Regional Administrator’s decision in the first appeal is consistent with Public Assistance regulations and policy. However, in my review of the documentation, I have found errors in the apportionment of eligible costs that were incurred as a part of the mainland and Marco Island renourishment projects. By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator prepare versions of PWs 566 and 673 to award the eligible costs associated with the renourishment projects as detailed in the enclosed analysis.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR § 206.206, Appeals.
cc: Major P. May
FEMA Region IV