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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 029-99029-00; Erie County
PW ID# 963, 964, 966, 967 and 968; Legal Responsibility
August 12, 2014
William R. Davis Jr.
New York State Office of Emergency Management
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 22, Suite 101
Albany, New York 12226-2251
Re: Second Appeal – Erie County, FEMA-1857-DR-NY, PA ID 029-99029-00, Project Worksheets (PWs) 963, 964, 966, 967 and 968 – Legal Responsibility
Dear Mr. Davis:
This is in response to your letter dated February 24, 2014, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Erie County (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $293,805.03 in Public Assistance funding resulting from a determination that the Applicant was not legally responsible for the facility at the time of the disaster.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the leases at issue demonstrate that the Applicant had legal responsibility of the facility at the time of the disaster. Therefore, I am approving the appeal. By copy of this letter, I am requesting the Regional Administrator 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 C.F.R. § 206.206, Appeals.
William W. Roche
Public Assistance Division
cc: Jerome Hatfield
FEMA Region II