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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 013-57764; City of Pleasant Hill
DSR ID# 28435; Alhambra Avenue Landslide
June 19, 1997
Ms. Nancy Ward
Governor's Authorized Representative
Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Disaster Assistance Branch
2800 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832
Dear Ms. Ward:
This letter is in response to the second appeal of Damage Survey Report (DSR) 28435 submitted by the City of Pleasant Hill. The applicant has requested funds to perform emergency work repairs to the hillside located upslope and adjacent to Alhambra Avenue.
Based on my review of all the documentation submitted in support of the appeal, I have found no basis to overturn our previous determination. The applicant has indicated that the hillside should be considered an "improved" facility due to the previous grading efforts. However, I have determined that the regraded slope does not constitute an "improved" facility, such that the hillside is ineligible for permanent restoration funding. Further, it is concluded that the available documentation does not support that the condition of the slope poses an "immediate threat" to the adjacent improved public or private property, such that Category B work is also not eligible. Additionally, it is noted that the scope of the completed repair exceeds the level of work generally eligible for emergency work. Please refer to the enclosed analysis for more detail.
Please inform the applicant of this determination. In the event the applicant does not agree with this determination, a third appeal may be submitted to the Director pursuant to 44 CFR Section 206.206(e).
Lacy E. Suiter
Executive Associate Director
Response and Recovery Directorate