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Second Appeal Brief
PA ID# 059-68028-00; City of San Juan Capistrano
PW ID# Project Worksheet 711; Emergency Protective Measure for Utility Easement
FEMA-1585-DR-CA; City of San Juan Capistrano (Applicant)
Emergency Protective Measures;
Landslides; Immediate Threat
As a result of heavy rainfall during the Winter Storms of February 2005, FEMA prepared Project Worksheet (PW) 711 in August 2005 to stabilize a portion of a slope adjacent to a city utility easement for a storm drain, sanitary sewer, and water pipeline. The observed damage was described as an incipient slope failure exhibited by a small scarp, approximately
1-foot high with a length of 20 to 30 feet at the top of a 75-foot high native slope above Camino Las Ramblas. While there was no actual damage to the utilities themselves, the Applicant is requesting $260,666 as emergency protective measures to prevent possible damage to the utilities in the event that the native slope fails.
1) Are the actions the Applicant took to stabilize the utility easement eligible for reimbursement?
44 CFR §206.225; Response and Recovery Policy 9524.2, Landslide Policy Relating to Public Facilities.