Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199008000

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 Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Information System
BPA Project Proposal Number 199008000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) PSMFC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Carter Stein
Mailing Address 45 SE 82nd Dr., Suite 100
City, State, Zip Gladstone, OR 97027-2522
Phone 5036505400
Fax 5036505426
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Mainstem
Subbasin Mainstem
Short Description Develop, operate, maintain and enhance a long-term Columbia River Basin database on PIT tag information and provide operation and maintenance support for the collection of PIT Tag information at PIT tag interrogation sites.
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: 5.0F.10
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS BO RPA Sec. 13
Other Planning Document References

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: BiOp designation from 4/16/03 budget estimates spreadsheet.
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
8331900 New Fish Tag System R&D of deliverables deployed for operation of PIT tag interrogation systems No
9701000 Essential M&E Infrastructure - PIT Tag Monitor Procurement and Installation Procurement of components of ISO FDX-B based interrogation systems. No
8906500 PIT tag marking project No
9602004 PIT tag marking project No
9102800 Monitoring the smolt migration of wild snake river spring summer chinook PIT tag marking project No
9403400 Assessing Summer Fall Chinook Restoration in the Snake River Basin PIT tag marking project No
8712700 PIT tag marking project No
8332300 Smolt Condition and Arrival Timing at Lower Granite PIT tag marking project No
9005500 Steelhead Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers PIT tag marking project No
9102900 Life History of Fall Chinook in Columbia River PIT tag marking project No
9602400 Changes in Gas Bubble Disease Signs & Survival of Migrating Juv. Salm./ Gas PIT tag marking project No
8909802 Salmon Supplementation Studies in ID Rv. Nez Perce Tribe. PIT tag marking project No
8335000 PIT tag marking project No
9602610 PIT tag marking project No
9107300 Idaho Natural Production Monitoring Evaluation 83-7 (ESA) PIT tag marking project No
9107200 Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon - Captive PIT tag marking project No
8909800 Idaho Supplementation Studies PIT tag marking project No
9005200 PIT tag marking project No
9302900 Survival Estimation for Dam Resivoir Passage. PIT tag marking project No
8812000 PIT tag marking project No
9808001 PIT Tag Placeholder PIT tag procurement and distribution No
8401400 Smolt Monitoring at Federal Dams PIT tag data consumer No
9602000 1997 Hatchery PIT Tag Study; Comparative Survival Rate of Hatchery Chinook PIT tag marking project No
8906500 Annual Fish Marking Program-Missing Hatchery Production GroupsOR/WA/ID/FWS PIT tag marking project No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Operate, maintain and enhance the PTAGIS database system and data collection software. a. Acquire and process data from remote interrogation sites.
. b. Receive and process input files (tagging, monitored release, release information and mortality files).
. c. Update database in a timely manner. All files will be validated upon receipt by PTAGIS and immediate notification of errors shall be made on-line. Valid data will be loaded into the database within two hours from the time it is received.
. d. Perform backups, system management and general operation services on PSMFC computer and PTAGIS database to support on-going operations.
. e. Train personnel to detect problems and perform initial response procedure at remote interrogation sites.
. f. Build new and enhanced PTAGIS reports as required by users.
. g. Test for “year 2000” bugs.
. h. Update validation software.
. i. Maintain, enhance and document PIT tag interrogation system software.
. j. Maintain, enhance and document PIT tag system analysis software.
. k. Maintain, enhance and document PIT tag applications and all other PTAGIS software.
2. Install, operate and maintain interrogation systems in field locations a. Operate and maintain interrogation equipment at established sites (BO1, BO2, JDA, MCN, LMN, LGO, LGR, PRJ)
. b. Perform pre-season installation and post season removal of interrogation equipment
. c. Implement modifications to detection equipment and software as required to optimize data integrity and system operations. Seasonal modifications shall be in place by March 15 of the outmigration year.
. e. Continue to implement the written preventative maintenance program for detection system equipment.
. f. Document maintenance activities at interrogation sites.
. g. Develop active process to determine detection system status in near-real time.
. h. Provide timely repair of defective equipment at interrogation sites.
. i. Operate and maintain interrogation system telephones, telephone lines and power backup equipment.
3. Administration, management and coordination a. Coordinate User Requirments in collaboration with the Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Steering Committee.
. b. Coordinate operational issues with facility operators and interested parties.
. c. Coordinate the operational deployment of new PIT tag technologies with system users and the technology innovators.
. d. Coordinate with BPA Technical Management Team development staff and contractors to improve network (internet / WWW) access to validated and loaded PIT Tag data.
. e. Coordinate with Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Steering Committee (PTSC) to update and distribute the PIT Tag Specifications Document by February 1st of the outmigration year.
. f. Coordinate with the PTSC to update and distribute the PIT Tag Tagging Procedures Document. Changes to this document are authorized and approved by the PTSC.
. g. Update, automate and distribute tagging system documentation.
. h. Act as central contact / liason between PTAGIS system users.
. i. Provide requested data to casual, ad-hoc users as needed.
. j. Provide training and informational pointers to users on tagging and validation and system analysis software as needed.
. k. Provide the day to day management, supervision and administrative support for the PIT Tag Operations Center (PTOC).
. l. Produce a newsletter for periodic, general distribution.
. m. Produce, manage and report the results of the PTAGIS annual workshop.
. n. Develop the Annual Work Plan for the following outmigration year.
. o. Write and distribute quarterly and annual reports within the fiscal year.
4. Additional Support Actions a. Assist BPA in the planning, coordination, evaluation and management of the New Tag Frequency Transition Project as requested (9701000 – Essential M&E Infrastructure- PIT tag monitor procurement and installation).
. b. Install new or portable systems as required. E.g., provide inter-agency technical consulting on installation of PIT tag interrogation systems at new Bonneville smolt monitoring facilities.
. c. Continue to implement automated processes according to the Separation by Code Process and Data Flow Model in coordination with development work being conducted by NMFS under 8331900 – New Fish Tag System.
. d. Continue the process of developing world wide web interface to the PTAGIS database.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/99 02/01/00 30.0%
2 03/01/99 02/01/00 30.0%
3 03/01/99 02/01/00 20.0%
4 03/01/99 02/01/00 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Includes program manager, two programmers, two field system engineers, clerical staff, & overtime. $276,000
Fringe 37% of salaries $102,120
Supplies $165,000
Operating $259,000
Travel $ 41,350
Indirect $135,811
Subcontractor $ 61,940
Total Itemized Budget $1,041,221

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,041,221
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,041,221
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 $1,103,694 $1,169,916 $1,240,111 $1,314,518
Total Outyear Budgets $1,103,694 $1,169,916 $1,240,111 $1,314,518

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: This is an operations and maintenance project that supports PIT tagging projects throughout the migration year. Major milestones are March 1 of the year to be ready for data collection and December 1 of the year to perform post season maintenance activity

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Columbia River Basin Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) Tag Information System (PTAGIS), provides for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of transponder interrogation systems located at juvenile fish bypass facilities located at hydro-electric dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. PTAGIS also provides data base systems management and operations for the collection and distribution of PIT data to all interested parties. The PTAGIS program supports the PIT Tag Operations Center (PTOC) which maintains software and documentation and provides user support and training for PTAGIS related tools. The PTOC works with the Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Steering Committee (PTSC) to establish data standards, system development priorities, and operational priorities related to the operations and maintenance of the PIT tag interrogation systems at juvenile fish bypass facilities. The PTSC also provides PTOC with input and advice related to the operations and maintenance of the central PTAGIS database. A PIT tag interrogation system is called for in NPPC planning documents. The PTAGIS O&M activities support the needs of the PIT tag research community represented by the PTSC. O&M activities are documented in the PTAGIS Database Administration Standard Operating Procedures Manual and the PTAGIS Field Interrogation System Standard Operating Procedures Manual. PTAGIS intends to provide 99.9% uptime of interrogation systems and data system as measured during the peak of the outmigration year. Target response time to problem situations is four hours from the time the problem is reported or detected.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Yes

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes:

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$1,041,221 $1,103,694 $1,169,916

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
ISRP reviewers comment that the proposal is well done and justified. ISRP reviewers suggest that the proposal could have better documented the relationship of PTAGIS to other databases in the basin, and the project’s relationship to the procurement of PIT tags described in proposal number 9008001. One reviewer asks if the data are different than in Streamnet, or is the effort redundant? The Council appears to be headed toward a very long-term commitment of funds with this project.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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