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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 000-92004; University of North Dakota
DSR ID# 60254 and 74857; Additional Costs for Steam Line Repair
FEMA-1174-DR-ND, University of North Dakota (Applicant), Additional Costs for Steam Line Repair, DSRs 60254 and 64857Cross-reference:
The Applicant requested additional funding for additional costs resulting from: the Applicants decision to temporarily stop work, relocate a steam line to avoid
interference with extant utility lines, and realign a steam pipe and manhole dislodged because of subsidence.
The costs related to the stop-work order are not the result of the declared disaster and are not eligible costs under the Public Assistance Program. The stop-work order was an avoidable action. In addition, the re-grading of a steam line was the contractors responsibility as it failed to protect the construction site. The relocation of one steam line is eligible repair work. These costs are included in the eligible scope of work and are, therefore, eligible for funding. Issues:
1. Are additional costs that result from administratively avoidable decisions not directly related to the disaster eligible for assistance?
2. Is the re-grading of a damaged steam line eligible?
3. Is the relocation the damaged steam line eligible?Findings:
44 CFR §206.223