The Honorable Jack Reed
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Reed:
Thank you for your December 18, 2012 letter to Secretary Janet Napolitano expressing your support for the City of Warwick, Rhode Island’s reconsideration of the Sewer Authority’s Wastewater Treatment Facility project, HMGP-RI-2011-10-F (DR-1894-RI), which was submitted under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
FEMA voided the denial of the initial reconsideration request for this project. The FEMA Regional office in Boston, Massachusetts has contacted the State and applicant to work through some of the previously identified issues associated with this project. Additionally, FEMA is providing Technical Assistance to help the city identify and develop a feasible solution for this facility.
If you have additional questions or need further assistance, please contact Dean Savramis, FEMA’s Region I Mitigation Division Director at (617) 956-7564. A separate identical response will be provided to Senator Whitehouse and Representative Langevin, who co-signed your letter.
Roy E. Wright
Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration