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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 113-99113-00; Linn County
PW ID# 1763-DR-IA; Direct Administrative Costs
August 9, 2013
Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Camp Dodge, Bldg. W-4
Johnston, Iowa 50131-1824
Re: Second Appeal—Linn County, PA ID 113-99113-00, Direct Administrative Costs, FEMA-1763-DR-IA, Project Worksheet (PW) 5856
Dear Mr. Schouten:
This letter is in response to a letter from your office dated September 27, 2012, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Linn County (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) denial of $2,502 in Direct Administrative Costs (DAC). In addition, the Applicant is requesting an additional $2,950 in estimated DAC associated with the preparation of its appeals.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, the applicant has not demonstrated that the $2,502 in claimed DAC was reasonable and eligible. The Applicant’s second appeal is therefore denied. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.
In addition, FEMA’s review of this appeal has revealed that the documentation submitted by the Applicant is not sufficiently detailed to enable FEMA to determine whether any of the claimed contracted DAC are eligible and reasonable. Therefore, by copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator de-obligate all contracted DAC previously approved in PW 5856. In accordance with 44 CFR §206.206 (b)(1), Appeals, Levels of Appeal, the Applicant may appeal, to the Regional Administrator, all contracted DAC, with the exception of the $2,502 denied as stated above.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision.
cc: Beth Freeman
FEMA Region VII