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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 097-56784-00; City of Petaluma
PW ID# 2285; Hopper Street Repairs
August 13, 2012
Mr. Mark Ghilarducci
California Emergency Management Agency
3650 Schriever Avenue
Mather, California 95655
Re: Second Appeal-City of Petaluma, PA ID 097-56784-00, Hopper Street Repairs,
FEMA-1628-DR-CA, Project Worksheet (PW) 2285
Dear Mr. Ghilarducci:
This letter is in response to a letter from your office dated July 14, 2010, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the City of Petaluma (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $250,787 in funding for the repair of Hopper Street.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the new drainage facilities requested by the Applicant as part of obtaining a permit from the Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit District (SMART) are not required by current applicable codes and standards and are not eligible for Public Assistance funding. The Applicant is eligible to receive an additional $25,599 for the Hopper Street disaster repairs based upon the actual low bid scope and costs. Accordingly, I am partially approving this appeal in the amount of $25,599. By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator take the appropriate action to implement this determination.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.
cc: Nancy Ward
FEMA Region IX