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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 037-70000; City of Santa Monica
DSR ID# 99924 ; Douglas Park Tennis Courts
Citation: FEMA-1008-DR-CA; City of Santa Monica; DSR 99924
Cross - Reference: Temporary Work, Permanent Work, Disaster Related Damages
Summary: The City of Santa Monica reported damages to two concrete tennis courts located in Douglas Park, as a result of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. At the initial site inspection, the FEMA/OES inspection team observed some cracking which had previously been repaired. The applicant requested that additional repair efforts be performed on these cracks for a cost of $4,285 in order to fully restore the function of the courts. FEMA concluded that the cracks and the initial repair efforts had occurred prior to the disaster such that no disaster related damages could be documented. Accordingly, FEMA prepared DSR 99924 to document the applicant's request, but denied funding. The applicant submitted a first appeal asserting that the observed initial repairs were performed after, and as a result of, the disaster. The Regional Director maintained that the cracking was not disaster related and denied the first appeal. The applicant's second appeal again maintains that the repairs were performed after the disaster and has submitted documentation to support this position. The applicant is requesting funding for the initial repairs as emergency work ($2,695) and the additional repairs as permanent restoration ($4,872).
- Were the tennis courts damaged as a result of the disaster?
- If yes, what is the acceptable level of repair to restore the facility to its predisaster condition?
- Yes. The available documentation and recent site visit support that some disaster related damages occurred to the tennis courts.
- The eligible scope of work to restore the facility to its predisaster condition is limited to the initial repair efforts ($2,695). A DSR for these costs will be prepared. The current condition of the courts does not support the need for additional repair efforts.
Rationale: To be eligible for permanent restoration assistance, a facility must have incurred damages as a result of the declared disaster. Permanent restoration work is generally limited to restoring the facility on the basis of its design as it existed immediately prior to the disaster.