PA ID# 087-99087-00; St. Bernard's Parish
PW ID# Project Worksheets 2050, 3078, 3113, and 3657; Debris Removal-Reasonable Costs
October 21, 2008
Colonel Thomas Kirkpatrick (Retired) State Coordinating Officer Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness 415 North 15th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Re: Second Appeal - St. Bernard Parish, PA ID 087-99087-00, Debris Removal-Reasonable Cost, FEMA-1603-DR-LA, Project Worksheets (PWs) 2050, 3078, 3112, and 3657
Dear Colonel Kirkpatrick:
This is in response to your letter dated December 14, 2007, which transmitted the referenced second appeals on behalf of St. Bernard Parish (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) partial denial of its first appeal for increased reimbursement rates for debris removal contract costs.
For reasons explained in the enclosed analysis, I am partially approving the appeal. By copy of this letter, I request that the Regional Administrator take appropriate action to implement this decision.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206.
Carlos J. Castillo Assistant Administrator Disaster Assistance Directorate
cc: William Peterson Regional Administrator FEMA Region VI