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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 015-99015-00; Cowlitz County
PW ID# 687; Road and Embankment Repair
January 11, 2010
Deputy State Coordinating Officer
State of Washington Military Department
Emergency Management Division
MS: TA-20, Building 20
Camp Murray, WA 98430-5122
Re: Second Appeal–Cowlitz County, PA ID 015-99015-00, Road and Embankment Repair, FEMA-1671-DR-WA, Project Worksheet (PW) 687
Dear Mr. Urbas:
This letter is in response to your letter dated March 6, 2009, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Cowlitz County (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of its request for funding for the stabilization and restoration of the failed slope that damaged Sunset Place Road.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, there is no evidence of pre-existing instability at the site. Accordingly, I am granting the second appeal. By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator to take appropriate action to implement this determination.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.
Elizabeth A. Zimmerman
Disaster Assistance Directorate
cc: Dennis A. Hunsinger, PhD
Acting Regional Administrator
FEMA Region X