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Second Appeal Letter
PA ID# 000-UCM95-00; Department of Natural Resources
PW ID# (PW) 7 ; FMAG – Force Account Labor – Regular Time Costs – Mutual Aid Agreements
State of Washington Military Department
Emergency Management Division
20 Aviation Drive, Building 20B
Camp Murray, Washington 98430-5122
Re: Second Appeal – Department of Natural Resources, PA ID: 000-UCM95-00, FEMA-5058-FM-WA, Project Worksheet (PW) 7 – FMAG – Force Account Labor – Regular Time Costs – Mutual Aid Agreements
Dear Mr. Ezelle:
This is in response to a letter from your office dated December 1, 2018, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $1,446.36 in claimed straight time labor costs.
As explained in the enclosed analysis, I have determined that the Applicant has not demonstrated the straight time labor costs are eligible, as they were incurred by employees of another state agency. Moreover, the interagency agreement was not a procurement contract between the Applicant and the other state agency, and regardless of how the state classifies the employees reassigned from the other state agency, FEMA policy does not allow for reimbursement of the employees’ straight time costs. 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