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ApplicantEast Boulder County Water District
Appeal TypeSecond
PA ID#013-U0RZG-00
PW ID#GMP 671623
Date Signed2023-05-23T16:00:00


Appeal Letter



Michael Haney                                                                       Mark A. Johns

Director                                                                                  President

Office of Grants Management                                                East Boulder County Water District

Colorado Division of Homeland Security                              P.O. Box 18641

 and Emergency Management                                                Boulder, Colorado 80303-1641

9195 E Mineral Avenue, Suite 200                                        president@

Centennial, Colorado 80112-3556



Second Appeal – East Boulder County Water District, PA ID: 013-U0RZG-00,

FEMA-4634-DR-CO, Grants Manager Project (GMP) 671623 – Appeals


Dear Michael Haney and Mark Johns:

This is in response to a letter from the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (Recipient), dated April 26, 2023, which transmitted the referenced second appeal on behalf of East Boulder County Water District (Applicant). The Applicant is appealing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) denial of $28,422.78 in costs pertaining to flushing its water lines and testing for sanitation chemical levels.

Section 423(a) of the Stafford Act provides that any decision regarding eligibility for assistance may be appealed within 60 days after the date on which the applicant is notified of the award or denial of assistance. Implementing this provision, Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 206.206(c) (2021), requires that applicants must file appeals within 60 days after receipt of a notice of the action that is being appealed. Recipients must then review and forward appeals within 60 days after receipt of the appeal from the applicant.

According to the Administrative Record, the Applicant received notice of the claimed work being ineligible by way of a Determination Memorandum on October 4, 2022 and filed its first appeal on December 1, 2022. However, the Recipient did not transmit the appeal until February 1, 2023. This was after the 60 calendar-day timeframe required by FEMA’s regulations, making the first appeal untimely. Therefore, this appeal is denied.

This determination is the final decision on this matter pursuant to 44 C.F.R. § 206.206, Appeals.




                                                                        Tod Wells

                                                                        Deputy Director for Policy

                                                                        Public Assistance Division


cc: Nancy Dragani

Regional Administrator

FEMA Region 8

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