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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# ID 225-99225-00; Webster County
PW ID# (PW) 357 ; Codes and Standards, Scope of Work, Improved Project, Support Documentation
Mr. Ernie Rhodes
Director, State Emergency Management Agency
Missouri Department of Public Safety
2302 Militia Drive
P.O. Box 116
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Re: Second Appeal – Webster County, PA ID 225-99225-00, FEMA‑4144-DR-MO, Project Worksheet (PW) 357 – Codes and Standards, Scope of Work, Improved Project, Support Documentation
Dear Mr. Rhodes:
This is in response to a letter from your office dated August 24, 2017, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of Webster County (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of funding in the amount of $255,956.62 for the restoration of West Fork Lane Bridge (Facility).
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the Applicant exceeded the eligible scope of work approved for PW 357 by constructing an improved project, without obtaining approval from the State Emergency Management Agency or FEMA prior to construction. Finally, the Applicant did not demonstrate that any of the improvements were required by an eligible construction code or standard. Accordingly, I am denying the appeal.
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.
Public Assistance Division
cc: Paul Taylor