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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 037-99037-00; Los Angeles County
DSR ID# Project Worksheet 832; Hume Road Repair
FEMA-1585-DR-CA; Los Angeles CountyCross-reference:
Pre-Disaster Conditions; Eligible workSummary:
As a result of heavy rainfall during the February 2005 Winter Storms, FEMA prepared PW 832 in October 2005 for $329,714 to fund stabilization of a failed slope and associated restoration of pavement and appurtenances along a section of Hume Road at mile marker (MM) 0.94. The scope of work in the PW calls for a 152-foot long soldier pile wall with pile spacing 8 feet on-centers; use of pre-cast reinforced concrete panels; placement and compaction of backfill and reconstruction of the asphalt pavement and shoulder. The Applicant is requesting that FEMA revise the scope of work and increase funding to $972,029 to allow for a wall length of 180 feet with soldier piles spaced 6 feet on-centers and the use of a cast-in-place reinforced concrete wall. The Applicant is also requesting additional work items, such as asphalt pavement, guard rail, etc., associated with the increased wall length.Issues:
1) Should the scope of work be revised to allow for a 180-foot long soldier pile wall?
2) Should the total project cost be increased to $972,029 to reflect construction of a 180-foot long soldier pile wall with appurtenances?Findings:
1) No, the Applicant did not provide justification for the increased wall length.
2) No. However, the Applicant did justify the approval for cast-in-place reinforced concreter soldier pile wall with piles 6 feet on-center; therefore, the total project cost estimate is increased from $329,714 to $448,467 to reflect the changes in construction methods. Rationale:
Stafford Act, Section 406(e); 44 CFR §206.223(a)