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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 073-90100; Chuckanut Trails Water Associtation
DSR ID# 22999; Waterline Relocation
August 27, 1999
Ms. Donna J. Voss
Governor's Authorized Representative
State of Washington Military Department
MS: TA-20 Building #20
Camp Murray, WA 98430-5122
RE: Second Appeal - Chuckanut Trails Water Association, Water line Relocation, FEMA-1159-DR-WA, DSR 22999
Dear Ms. Voss:
This is in response to your letter dated November 17, 1998, to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) forwarding a second appeal of Chuckanut Trails Water Association (CTWA) for $150,000, to repair and replace a waterline.
As a result of the rainstorms of 1997, damage occurred to 1,000 lineal feet of an 8" PVC fire-control waterline owned by the CTWA in Bellingham, Washington. FEMA prepared DSR 22999 for $31,006 to relocate and restore the waterline on the opposite side of the road because of an unstable roadway prism. The CTWA appealed the waterline relocation and unstable slope determination. The Regional Director denied the appeal and reduced the funding to $24,075 to restore the facility to its original location without stabilization and roadway restoration. In the second appeal, the CTWA provided additional documentation to support the stability of the waterline facility. As explained in the enclosed analysis, I approve an additional $28,009 for the waterline restoration. With this letter, I am requesting the Regional Director prepare a DSR to provide funding. However, a time extension must be granted by the State for any work not completed within 18 months of the disaster declaration and FEMA must approve a time extension for work not completed within 48 months of the declaration.
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: Martha Z. Whetstone
FEMA Region IX