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Second Appeal Brief
PA ID# 037-99037-00; Los Angeles County
PW ID# 775; Las Flores Canyon Road Repair
FEMA-1585-DR-CA; Los Angeles (County)
Emergency Work; Landslides and Slope Failures
As a result of heavy rainfall during the February 2005 Winter Storms, FEMA prepared PW #775 in October 2005 for $818,021 to fund stabilization of a failed slope and associated restoration of pavement and appurtenances along a section of Las Flores Canyon Road, 330 feet south of culvert marker (CM) 0.98, in the Malibu area of Los Angeles County. The scope of work in the PW calls for a 112-foot long soldier pile wall, with anchored tie-backs and pre-cast reinforced concrete wall panels, to stabilize the slope prior to restoration of integral ground and reconstruction of the asphalt pavement. On first appeal, Los Angeles County (Applicant) contended that repair will require a 137-foot long soldier pile wall with anchored tie-backs and a cast-in-place reinforced concrete wall, as detailed in its geotechnical consultant’s report. The Acting Regional Director denied the appeal because the Applicant did not submit sufficient justification. The Applicant submitted additional information with its second appeal request to expand the scope of work for the project. The Applicant is requesting a revision to the PW scope of work and an associated cost increase for a total project amount to $2,073,567.
Are the additional length of soldier pile wall and associated costs eligible?
No. Except for repair of the pavement, the project is ineligible for funding.
Rationale:Response and Recovery Policy 9524.2, Landslide Policy Relating to Public Facilities, dated August 17, 1999.