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Second Appeal Brief
PA ID# 005-99005-00; Amador County
PW ID# Project Worksheet 836; Irish Hill Road
FEMA-1646-DR-CA, Amador County, PW 836Cross-reference:
Permanent Work, Road Repair Summary:
Following declaration FEMA-1646-DR-CA, the Applicant requested $161,621 in funding for pavement repair on Irish Hill Road. FEMA did not fund pavement repair because the roads surface showed severe alligator cracking. FEMA funded $13,926 for shoulder and ditch repair and $2,085.92 to fund a Hazard Mitigation Proposal to place ballast rock in the drainage ditch.
The Applicant submitted its first appeal on May 3, 2007, stating heavy rainfall saturated the roads subgrade and produced cracks in the paved surface. The Applicant produced patch logs and photographs to show some repairs made prior the event. The logs and photos did not sustain the assertion the repairs were prior to the incident or part of a regular maintenance program. Additionally, the monthly logs did not describe the damage repaired or the repairs themselves in any detail. The Applicant also does not establish that standing floodwater will create pavement alligator cracking.
On December 12, 2007, the Applicant submitted its second appeal to FEMA reiterating its position presented in the first appeal.Issues:
1. Is the work required as a result of the disaster?Findings:
44 CFR §206.223 (a)(1)