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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 037-99037-00; Los Angeles County
DSR ID# Project Worksheet 3028; Tuna Canyon Road Repair
FEMA-1577-DR-CA; Los Angeles County RoadsCross-reference:
Repair to pre-disaster conditions; Eligible work; Improved Project; Hazard MitigationSummary:
As a result of heavy rainfall during the January 2005 Winter Storms, PW 3038 was prepared in July 2005 for the amount of $546,862 to fund repairs to slope washouts and associated restoration of shoulder pavement and appurtenances at two locations (Sites 1 and 2) in close proximity on Tuna Canyon Road. The PW calls for a soldier pile wall with pre-cast concrete panels to be constructed at each site, with each wall approximately 100 feet in length. The Applicant is requesting that the PW scope of work be revised to realign 400 feet of roadway at Site 1, requiring significant excavation; additional fill placement at Site 2; and over 200 feet of streambank erosion protection measures; at a total project cost of $1,641,886. The county asserts that The Regional Director denied the appeal because the countys repair design included numerous components of work that were not damaged during the declared incident. Issues:
1. Should PW 3038 be revised to comply with the scope of work associated with the Countys repair design for the road restoration?
2. Should the total project cost be increased to $1,641,886 to cover the costs for the scope of work associated with the Countys repair design for the road restoration?Findings:
1) No, the Applicant has proposed a scope of work involving sections of road, culverts, and catch basins that were not damaged during the declared incident, and have not demonstrated that these are cost-effective mitigation measures.
2) No, the total project cost should not be increased to cover the costs for ineligible components of work in the Countys repair design.Rationale:
Stafford Act Section 406(e); 44 CFR §206.223(a) (1); 44 CFR §206.203(d)(1)