Emergency Management Services:

Coastal Waterways FEMA Public Assistance Experience and Certifications

Our staff has performed Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA) and Administered all aspects of the FEMA Public Assistance program as local and state representatives. Coastal Watrways staff has demonstrated experience working with local, State and FEMA officials to verify damage and estimate the amount of supplemental assistance that will be needed at the local level. Staff experience also includes providing states with techinical experts during the Preliminary Damage Assessment phase and through the Long-term recovery and program close-out process.

Our experience in the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program includes:
  • Authored Project Worksheets for Small and Large Projects
  • Combined multiple sites into one project with an estimated cost above the large project threshold
  • Identified the cause of damage and a description with dimensions of the damaged elements of the facility
  • Developed the scope of work necessary to repair the damage
  • Identified applicable methods for determining costs, including time and materials, unit cost, and contracts
  • Identified the costs of basic engineering and design services on complex construction projects
  • Corrected Small Project Worksheets as a result of the Validation conducted for the self prepared PWs
  • Processed Small project cost overrun
  • Processed Large projects progress payment requests with full documentation of actual costs
  • Prepared final inspection reports for FEMA review for obligated/deobligated process
  • Recommended and prepared Alternate Projects for permanent restoration projects
  • Administered the appeals process for a number of small projects with significant cost overruns
  • Incorporated Hazard Mitigation measures in the initial repair of the damaged Public facilities
  • Identified and implemented both Section 404 and Section 406 Hazard Mitigation Measures
  • Identified and processed PWs with duplicate benefits from insurance policies on Public Utility Facilities
  • Managed the monitoring of Debris Removal Contractor including training, progress and map updates
  • Provided Project Management and Administration to maintain accurate records of events and expenditures
  • Processed time extensions of PA deadlines in situations of extenuating circumstances

  • FEMA Certified Disaster Field Inspector, 1996
  • FEMA Debris Management (G202), 2007
  • FEMA Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100), 2007
  • Benefit-Cost-Analysis (BCA) for Mitigation Projects Certification, 2008
  • OSHA Confined Space Entry (29CFR 1910.146 Standard), 2008
  • HAZWOPER (40 hour), 2008
  • USCG/DHS NIMS Incident Command System (ICS-210), 2009
  • USCG/DHS NIMS Incident Command System (ICS-300), 2009
  • MTSA/ISPS Facility Security Officer (FSO) Course, 2009
  • FLDEM/FEMA Recovery From Disaster: The Local Government Role (G-270.4), 2011
  • FLDEM/FEMA Rapid Assessment Planning (G-250.7), 2011

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