PA ID# 037-99037-00; Los Angeles County
PW ID# 3112; Las Flores Canyon Road Repair
September 12, 2012
Mark S. Ghilarducci Secretary California Emergency Management Agency 3650 Schriever Avenue Mather, California 95655
Re: Second Appeal – Los Angeles County, PA ID 037-99037-00, Las Flores Canyon Road Repair, FEMA-1577-DR-CA, Project Worksheet (PW) 3112
Dear Mr. Ghilarducci:
This is in response to a September 9, 2011, letter from your office, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Los Angeles County (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) denial to increase funding in the amount of $1,310,165 for stabilization of a shallow slope failure to restore the paved shoulder along a section of Las Flores Canyon Road.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, the documentation provided by the Applicant does not provide appropriate representation of costs for the approved scope of work in the PW. The Applicant is using cost data that are inappropriate for the scope of work in the PW because the soldier pile wall defined in the PW and the wall that the Applicant subsequently constructed are different in design and construction. Therefore, I am denying the Applicant’s appeal for the requested additional funds.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. My determination constitutes the final decision on this matter as set forth in 44 CFR §206.206 Appeals.