Summary: As a result of heavy rainfall during the Winter Storms of February 2005, FEMA prepared Project Worksheet (PW) 711 in August 2005 to stabilize a portion of a slope adjacent to a city utility easement for a storm drain, sanitary sewer, and water pipeline. The observed damage was described as an incipient slope failure exhibited by a small scarp, approximately
1-foot high with a length of 20 to 30 feet at the top of a 75-foot high native slope above Camino Las Ramblas. While there was no actual damage to the utilities themselves, the Applicant is requesting $260,666 as emergency protective measures to prevent possible damage to the utilities in the event that the native slope fails.
Issue: 1) Are the actions the Applicant took to stabilize the utility easement eligible for reimbursement?
Findings: 1) No. Rationale: 44 CFR §206.225; Response and Recovery Policy 9524.2, Landslide Policy Relating to Public Facilities.