September 11, 2012
Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Camp Dodge/Bldg. W-4
Johnston, Iowa 50131-1824
Re: Second Appeal–Palo Cooperative Telephone Association, PA ID 113-UUK611-00, Central Office Facility, FEMA‑1763-DR-IA, Project Worksheet (PW) 5182
Dear Mr. Schouten:
This is in response to a letter from your office dated March 23, 2012, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the Palo Cooperative Telephone Association (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) decision to deny a replacement funding and permanent relocation of the Central Office facility.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, the facility is not eligible for replacement. In addition, permanent relocation is not justified as it is not subject to repetitive heavy damage. Accordingly, I am denying this appeal.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.
cc: Beth Freeman
FEMA Region VII