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Second Appeal Brief
PA ID# 037-99037-00; Los Angeles County
PW ID# 3070; Latigo Canyon Road Repair
FEMA-1577-DR-CA; Los Angeles County
Cross-reference: Eligible work; Repair to pre-disaster conditions
Heavy rainfall during the January 2005 Winter Storms damaged five sections of Latigo Canyon Road. FEMA prepared PW 3070 for $196,941 to repair the road. The scope of work at Site 1 included the construction of a 95-foot soldier pile wall with timber lagging at an estimated cost of $40,349. Los Angeles County (Applicant) submitted a first appeal to the California Governors Office of Emergency Services (OES) on March 30, 2006. OES forwarded the appeal to FEMA on May 30, 2006. In the appeal, the Applicant requested that the scope of work for Site 1 (Latigo Canyon Road) be revised to allow for a concrete crib wall rather than a soldier pile wall due to the presence of low overhead power lines. Region IX denied the first appeal because the Applicant did not provide sufficient documentation to support its request for a change to the scope of work.
The Applicant submitted a second appeal to OES on October 24, 2006. OES forwarded the appeal to FEMA on December 14, 2007. The Applicant requested that FEMA revise the scope of work and increase the total project cost to $412,382. The Applicant provided additional documentation to support the request for a change to the scope of work.
1) Did the Applicant submit sufficient justification to support its request for a change to the scope of work and cost of the project at Site 1?
1) Yes. The proposed scope of work is cost-effective given the constraints at the site.
Stafford Act Section 406(e) and 44 CFR §206.223(a)(1).