Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9117

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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 Facilitation Services for the Regional Forum
BPA Project Proposal Number 9117
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
National Marine Fisheries Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) NMFS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Brian J. Brown
Mailing Address 525 N.E. Oregon St. Suite 500
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97232
Phone 5032305417
Fax 5032305435
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Mainstem
Subbasin Mainstem
Short Description Provide professional facilitation services to the committees and teams of the "Regional Forum."
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:
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Improve communication and functioning of Regional Forum meetings a. Professionally facilitate all regular and special meetings of Regional Forum Teams (Executive Committee, Implementation Team, System Configuration Team, Technical Management Team, and the Dissolved Gas Team)
. b. Facilitate decision-making conference calls as requested
2. Improve decision making on mainstem hydroelectric issues a. Assist members in developing issue papers that accurately and objectively characterize the issue
. b. Between meetings, explore alternative solutions to issues among participants in Forum committees and teams
3. Insure meeting notes accurately reflect discussions, decisions, and commitments a. Review meeting notes for accuracy and completeness

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 60.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 35.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 5,580
Fringe $ 1,228
Indirect $ 3,130
Subcontractor $240,062
Total Itemized Budget $250,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $250,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $250,000
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

2000 2001 2002 2003
All Phases $257,500 $265,225 $273,182 $281,377
Total Outyear Budgets $257,500 $265,225 $273,182 $281,377

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No known constraints

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The National Marine Fisheries Service has established a Regional Forum which coordinates and oversees implementation of the 1995 Biological Opinion on Hydro Operations. The committees and teams that comprise the Forum are made up of Federal, State, and Tribal sovereigns, fish and wildlife co-managers and others. These bodies deal with real time issues regarding operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System to protect salmon, consistent with the Biological Opinion. The Forum operates on a ?consensus? basis. Issues not receiving consensus may be elevated to the next level, i.e., the Implementation Team or the Executive Committee. When consensus cannot be achieved, the entity with the authority makes the decision. This project provides for professional facilitation of meetings of committees and teams comprising the Regional Forum. The purpose of facilitation is to improve the process of discussion and decision through the use of more effective meeting management techniques and by fostering greater clarity regarding issues and potential alternative solutions so that they might be more timely resolved.

Reviews and Recommendations

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