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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 013-21796; City of El Cerrito
DSR ID# 95376; Wildcat Drive
August 30, 1999
Mr. D. A. Christian
Governor's Authorized Representative
Governor's Office of Emergency Services
P.O. Box 419023
Rancho Cordova, California 95741
RE: Second Appeal - City of El Cerrito, Wildcat Drive, FEMA-1155-DR-CA, DSR 95376
Dear Mr. Christian:
This letter is in response to the referenced second appeal transmitted by your letter dated December 2, 1998. The subgrantee is requesting funding for slope stabilization efforts associated with the repair of Wildcat Drive.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, it is concluded that the stabilization of the hillside is not eligible for assistance as the slope failure was caused in part by a pre-existing unstable condition. Further, these stabilization efforts are not eligible as emergency protective measures. Eligible emergency work and permanent restoration efforts have been adequately provided for in Damage Survey Reports (DSRs) 95374 and 95376. However, replacement of engineered fill beneath the roadway is found to be eligible (900 cy, eligible cost $18,000). By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Director to prepare a supplemental DSR to provide funding for this work. The subgrantee's appeal is partially granted. The restoration DSRs will remain suspended pending completion of the stabilization by the applicant.
Please inform the applicant of my determination. In accordance with the appeal procedure governing appeal decisions made on or after May 8, 1998, my decision constitutes the final decision on this matter. The current appeal procedure was published as a final rule in the Federal Register on April 8, 1998. It amends 44 CFR 206.206.
Lacy E. Suiter
Executive Associate Director
Response and Recovery Directorate
cc: Richard A. Buck
Disaster Recovery Manager
FEMA Region IX