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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 000-UJ7K3-00; Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative
PW ID# 500, 602, 603, 748, and 789; Restoration of Power
May 20, 2014
W. Nim Kidd, CEM
Texas Division of Emergency Management
PO Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0220
Re: Second Appeal – Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, PA ID 000-UJ7K3-00, Restoration of Power, FEMA-4029-DR-TX, Project Worksheet (PWs) 500, 602, 603, 748, and 789
Dear Chief Kidd:
This is in response to your office’s letter dated July 26, 2013, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $612,462.93 in costs associated with the restoration of power after a wildfire.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the Applicant did not follow federal procurement requirements; however, reasonable costs for the work performed are eligible. The FEMA Regional Administrator’s approach for determining reasonable costs was appropriate. Therefore, I am denying the appeal.
Please inform the Applicant of my decision. This determination constitutes the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 C.F.R. §206.206, Appeals.
William W. Roche
Public Assistance Division
cc: George A. Robinson
FEMA Region VI