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File #: 21-1546    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/20/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Title: Department of Transportation and Sheriff's Office, Office of Emergency Services, recommending the Board authorize the Director of Transportation and Sheriff to sign a letter addressed to the Offices of California’s Congressman McClintock, Senator Feinstein and Senator Padilla to support the Departments’ efforts in an appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for denial of a Net Small Project Overrun from the 2017 Storm Event FEMA-DR-4308-CA. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Sheriff OES_Report of enclosures, 2. B - Sheriff FEMA NSPO Letter, 3. C - Letter Padilla, 4. D - Letter Feinstein, 5. E - Letter McClintock
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Department of Transportation and Sheriff's Office, Office of Emergency Services, recommending the Board authorize the Director of Transportation and Sheriff to sign a letter addressed to the Offices of California’s Congressman McClintock, Senator Feinstein and Senator Padilla to support the Departments’ efforts in an appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for denial of a Net Small Project Overrun from the 2017 Storm Event FEMA-DR-4308-CA.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The storm event that occurred between February 1st through February 23rd, 2017 was declared a federal disaster (referred to as FEMA-DR-4308-CA Storm Event) on April 1st, 2017, with damage repairs eligible for reimbursement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES). As defined by the FEMA Public Assistance and Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG), small projects are defined as projects with a cost below $123,100 and are closed out (with final reimbursements made) as an aggregate total of all small projects for the disaster event. These final closeout reimbursements are made as part of a Net Small Project Overrun (NSPO) process with a total of two opportunities (or “appeals”) to submit the information. El Dorado County was recently informed that the second appeal submittal of the NSPO for FEMA-DR-4308-CA Storm Event to FEMA was denied, which could result in damage repairs in the amount of $686,650.51 not being reimbursed.

The determination by FEMA to not reimburse the repair costs requested in the 2017 FEMA-DR-4308-CA NSPO was based on a 60-day regulatory requirement to submit the NSPO costs 60 days after the last small project repair was completed for the 2017 storm event. This determination was made without consideration that CalOES had given El Dorado County direction to withhold submittal of the NSPO until such time that one small project from the storm event was “versioned” (converted) into a large...

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