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PA ID# 071-U9VAW-00; Carman Township Road District
PW ID# 953; Documentation
Citation: FEMA-1771-DR-IL, Carman Township Road District, Documentation, Project Worksheet (PW) 953
Summary: From June 1, 2008, to July 22, 2008, severe storms and flooding impacted the Applicant. Flooding and standing floodwater caused damage to Carthage Lake Road. A 1.07 mile section of the road was heavily traveled by fuel trucks hauling fuel to a damaged levee pump system. The saturated road base materials and subgrade soils were not able to support the vehicular traffic and portions of the intact road surface and subsurface failed under the heavy loads. A portion of the road remained underwater through late August 2008 and temporary repairs were also necessary to control the damage while the road was still underwater, because the pump station needed to be repaired and maintained during this time. FEMA prepared PW 953 for $291,885 for repairs to the roadway. At closeout, FEMA determined that the Applicant substantiated $228,553 in actual costs, and PW 953 Version 1 deobligated $63,332.
In its first appeal, dated October 26, 2010, the Applicant requested the original funding, and FEMA denied this appeal on January 11, 2011 due to insufficient documentation to support the costs claimed. The Applicant submitted its second appeal on July 15, 2011, again requesting the original project funding.
Issues: Has the Applicant provided documentation substantiating the total costs claimed for road repairs completed under PW 953?
Rationale: 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals, and 44 CFR §206.205(b), Large Projects.