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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 000-UW9XH-00; Washington State Patrol
PW ID# (PW) 3 ; FMAG – Mutual Aid Agreements
Emergency Management Division
20 Aviation Drive, Building 20B
Camp Murray, Washington 98430-5122
Re: Second Appeal – Washington State Patrol, PA ID: 000-UW9XH-00, FEMA-5071-FM-WA, Project Worksheet (PW) 3 – FMAG – Mutual Aid Agreements
Dear Mr. Ezelle:
This is in response to a letter from your office dated July 10, 2018, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the Washington State Patrol (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s denial of $11,839.22 in fire suppression labor costs.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the Applicant has not demonstrated that the claimed labor costs were spent conducting emergency work. In addition, while the Mobe Plan qualifies as a mutual aid agreement under FEMA policy, the Mobe Plan is not a contract procured under a subgrant. Whether or not the Mobe Plan is considered a procurement contract or mutual aid agreement, FEMA policy does not allow for reimbursement for time not spent performing emergency work, even if the Mobe Plan requires reimbursement of 24-hour shifts. 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. § 204.54, Appeals.
Public Assistance Division
cc: Michael O’Hare
FEMA Region X