Re: Second Appeal – City of Cedar Rapids, PA ID 113-12000-00, FEMA-1763-DR-IA, Project Worksheet (PW) 9000 – Direct Result of Disaster
Dear Mr. Schouten:
This is in response to your letter dated November 28, 2012, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the City of Cedar Rapids (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of reimbursement for costs related to repairing four components of an incinerator at its Water Pollution Control Facility. The Applicant’s appeal does not include a specific amount in dispute.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, the Applicant has demonstrated that repair of two of the four remaining incinerator components was required as the result of the disaster. Therefore, I am partially granting this appeal. By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator take appropriate action to implement this determination.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination constitutes the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 C.F.R. § 206.206.
Brad J. Kieserman Assistant Administrator Recovery Directorate
cc: Beth Freeman Regional Administrator FEMA Region VII