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Second Appeal Brief
PA ID# 037-99037-00; 2nd Appeals - Los Angeles County
PW ID# 992, 993, 996, 997, 998, 1001, 1002, 1023, 1024, 1026, 1028 and 1179; Payment of Claims
Citation: FEMA-1577-DR-CA; Los Angeles County, Payment of Claims
Cross-reference: Project Closeout
Summary: In the period between August 3 and 10, 2005, Los Angeles County (County) filed twelve first appeals concerning twelve project worksheets (992, 993, 996, 997, 998, 1001, 1002, 1023, 1024, 1026, 1028, and 1179) for debris and sediment removal from flood control works. The County claims that each PW contains errors and omissions involving facility locations, inaccurate or incomplete scopes of work and that PW amounts are based on estimates instead of actual costs. Between November 29 and December 5, 2005, FEMA Region IX denied the twelve first appeals citing the opportunity available to the County to address these issues with FEMA during the normal course of project closeout. Between January 10 and 24, 2006, the County filed twelve second appeal with FEMA.
Issues: May applicants attempt to resolve issues such as errors in PWs, or request a change in the scope of work, or adjust funding to reflect actual costs during the appeal process?