Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9115

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Develop TDG Abatement Plan of Action Using Wheels Pools and Falls Approach
BPA Project Proposal Number 9115
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Sun Mountain Reflections
Business acronym (if appropriate) SMR

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Faith E. Ruffing
Mailing Address 1907 NE 75 th Avenue
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97213
Phone 5032568748
Fax 5032574926
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Snake, Willamette and Rogue
Short Description SMR will work with regional entities to develop a Plan of Action using a new approach to achieve TDGS water quality standard downstream of hydroelectric projects in the Columbia Basin by 2017 and provide safe continuous fish passage at these projects.
Target Species

Project Location

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses: 5.6A, 5.6B, 5.6C, 5.6E
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: VIII.A1,2,15,18,
Other Planning Document References

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9300802 Symptoms of Gas Bubble Trauma due to Gas Supersaturation Abatement of TDGS No
9602400 Survival of migrating juvenile salmonids Reducing TDGS below dams to the WQ standard and providing safe passage should improve survival No
9602100 Gas bubble disease monitoring and research of juvenile salmonids Information from this and other research will be used to assess the efffectiveness of the plan of action No
8740100 Travel time and survival smolt physiology Information from this and other research will be used to assess the efffectiveness of the plan of action No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
. Develop Plan of Action a. Develop a preliminary WPF Plan of Action from existing WPF document
. b. Identify questions that need to be answered to support the plan concepts
. c. Develop schedule for implementation
0. Develop Research Plan a. 1 Review available documentation being developed through the ongoing regional research effort and other sources for answers to these questions.
. b. 2 Develop research proposals to answer the questions not currently being addressed.
. c. Develop a Draft WPF Plan of Action for review and comment by BPA, NPPC, regional entities and the community.
3. Regional Acceptance of Plans a. Incorporate comments and recommendations into a final WPF Plan of Action and submit to BPA and the NPPC for consideration and recommendations
. b. 2 Finalize the WPF Plan of Action and submit to BPA for approval and implementation

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 12/01/98 30.0%
2 10/01/98 01/01/99 30.0%
3 11/01/98 03/01/99 40.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 30,000
Fringe $ 10,000
Supplies $ 5,000
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 45,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 45,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 45,000
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Review process may take longer than anticipated. Milestones are completion of plans

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


A new approach to abate Total Dissolved Gas Saturation (TDGS) was proposed by Faith Ruffing the sole proprietor of Sun Mountian Reflections during her tenure at the Portland District USACE. This solicitation is to fund Ms Ruffing to develop this approach into a Plan of Action with conceptual designs, research plans, schedule for plan implementation and a budget for research, analysis, testing and construction of modifications to hydroelectric projects in the Columbia basin. SMR will develop the plans and submit them to a review process by regional entities and the community. SMR will seek aproval of these plans by the BPA and the NPPC and other agencies.

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

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