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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 063-99063-00; Livingston Parish
PW ID# PW 54; Debris Removal
January 6, 2012
Mark DeBosier, Deputy Director
Disaster Recovery Division
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
7667 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Re: Second Appeal—Livingston Parish, PA ID 063-99063-00, Debris Removal, FEMA‑1786‑DR‑LA, Project Worksheet (PW) 54
Dear Mr. DeBosier:
This letter is in response to your letter dated January 12, 2011, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Livingston Parish (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) denial of funding for a portion of contractor costs for debris removal.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that FEMA’s methodology to determine eligibility was appropriate and in accordance with applicable regulations and policy. Based on a comprehensive and independent review and analysis of the data submitted with the appeal, FEMA has determined that the Applicant’s contractor completed ineligible debris removal work. This determination is documented by photographs, daily reports, and FEMA site visit logs. This is further supported by the additional random sampling performed at GOHSEP’s request. Therefore, the appeal is denied.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 CFR §206.206, Appeals.
Deputy Associate Administrator
Office of Response and Recovery
cc: Tony Russell
FEMA Region VI