PA ID# 013-UVZOO-00; Blackhawk Geologic Hazard Abatement District
Date of Appeal: January 10, 2020
Conclusion: The Applicant does not have the legal responsibility to perform the work. The Applicant also failed to obtain prior approval from FEMA for private property debris removal. Additionally, the work performed does not meet eligibility requirements for emergency protective measures on private property. Accordingly, the Applicant’s second appeal is denied.
Headnote 1: Section 407 of the Stafford Act authorizes FEMA to fund the removal of debris from private property, if specific criteria and requirements are met, including pre-approval. The Applicant did not request or obtain prior approval from FEMA, as required.
Headnote 2: 44 C.F.R. § 206.223(a)(3) states that for an applicant to be eligible for PA funding, it must be legally responsible for the work. The Applicant does not own any property within its boundaries and has not demonstrated legal responsibility for permanent repairs.
Headnote 3: The PAPPG states the applicant must demonstrate a widespread threat to the general public’s health and safety to receive funding for emergency protective measures on private property. The Applicant demonstrated a limited threat to certain private properties rather than a widespread threat to the general public’s health and safety.