Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199403300

Proposal Table of Contents

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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 The Fish Passage Center
BPA Project Proposal Number 199403300
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 Michele Dehart, FPC & Pam Kahut, PSMFC
Mailing Address 2501 SW First Ave., Suite 230
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97201
Phone 5032304288
Fax 5032307559
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Provide the fishery agencies and tribes with technical expertise regarding hydrosystem operations, analysis of smolt monitoring data, for daily, weekly and monthly fish passage management decisions.
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: NPPC Fish & Wildlife Program Measures 3.6F 10, Sections 5.1.B.1 303,403b, 1403.2.8
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS BO RPA Section 13a
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
8401400 Smolt Monitoring - Federal Critical Component No
8712700 Smolt Monitoring by Non-Federal Critical Component No
9602000 1998 Hatchery PIT tag study Critical Component No
8332300 Smolt Condition & Arrival Critical Component No
9008000 PITAGIS Critical Component No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Plan and implement the annual Smolt Monitoring Program to collect information on the migration characteristics of various stocks of salmon and steelhead within the Columbia Basin for in-season decisions and long term analysis. .
2. Plan and develop a program developing resident fish indices with the fish and wildlife managers, to create a long term data base of resident fish populations. .
3. Maintain a consistent long term data base of daily and annual migration characteristics, hydrologic data, hydrosystems operations data, reservoir operations, water quality, hatchery releases, mark recapture information and other information. .
4. Coordinate & facilitate discussions & analysis, among the agencies & tribes, & the FPC Board of Directors, of fish passage data & hydrosystem operations for enhancement of fish passage conditions & resident fish populations. .
5. Review research proposals, analysis and results applicable to fish passage management issues. Advise agencies and tribes, and the FPC Board of Directors, regarding the relationship and application of research to fish passage management issues. .
6. Consolidate, summarize, and distribute fish passage, reservoir, and other data as directed by the fishery agencies and tribes, and the FPC Board of Directors. .
7. Consolidate, summarize, and distribute resident fish and reservoir indices and data, as directed by the fish and wildlife managers. .
8. Provide technical expertise to the agencies and tribes, and the FPC Board of Directors, on hydrosystem management, fish passage, and resident fish populations. Respond to requests for analysis of data from the agencies and tribes, & FPC Board.i .
9. Participate in committees, meetings, and presentations as requested by the agencies and tribes, and the FPC Board of Directors, and approved by the board of directors, including ESA processes related to mainstem hydrosystem management. .
10. Respond to data requests from state and federal agencies, tribes, private and public utilities, interest groups, and the public at large. .
11. Develop System Operational Requests as directed by the Fish and Wildlife managers committee, addressing juvenile and adult salmon passage and resident fish species year- around. .
12. Maintain a freeze brand coordination program. Maintain a freeze brand data base. .
13. Prepare a Fish Passage Center Annual Report, summarizing fish migration and fish passage operations and implementation and resident fish indices. .
14. Meet ESA permit requirements and reporting requirements for the Smolt Monitoring Program. Respond to NMFS requests for review of specific Section 10 permit applications .
15. Provide weekly reports throughout the migration period, and bi-weekly reports through the end of the passage season. Weekly reports are provided to any entity making a request. .
16. Provide technical assistance, analysis, & data for ESA and Northwest Power Planning & Conservation Act related issues & processes, including ANCOR & PATH process efforts in recovery analysis; states water quality agencies consideration . (con't) of water quality issues, such as dissolved gas levels as it relateds to spill for fish passage; the System Configuration Team (SCT); the Technical Management Team (TMT); the Dissolved Gas Team (DGT; & the Implementation Team (IT).
17. Conduct pre-passage season analysis of hydrosystem status and operations, and advise the agencies and tribes, and the FPC Board of Directors. Conduct post-passage season analysis of fish passage, resident fish population characteristics, and hydrosystem . (con't) operations, in addition to the FPC Annual Report.
18. Maintain a current knowledge of the daily operation of the hydrosystem. Maintain communication with the operators and regulators on a daily basis. .
19. Maintain a Fish Passage Center Internet page. .
20. Facilitate an audit of the FPC Data System by independent auditors, as directed by the FPC Board of Directors. .
21. Coordinate the implementation of the Adult and Juvenile Fish Passage Facilities Inspection Coordination Program. Summarize inspection reports. Follow up on findings, reporting issues to the agencies and tribes, & FPC Board of Directors, & pursuing . (con't) their resolution with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE). Complete an Annual Report of the Adult & Juvenile Fish Facilities Inspection Program.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
2 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
3 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
4 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
5 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
6 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
7 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
8 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
9 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
10 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
11 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
12 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
13 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
14 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
15 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
16 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
17 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
18 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
19 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
20 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%
21 12/01/98 11/01/99 4.8%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $532,788
Fringe $197,131
Supplies Included with Operations & Maintenance $ 0
Operating $167,964
Capital $ 3,675
Travel $ 20,992
Indirect $137,831
Subcontractor N/A $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $1,060,381

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,060,381
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,060,381
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 $1,113,400 $1,169,070 $1,227,524 $1,288,900
Total Outyear Budgets $1,113,400 $1,169,070 $1,227,524 $1,288,900

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None Known

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The FPC provides technical analysis and recommendations for fish passage management to the agencies and tribes. The FPC designs and oversees the implementation of the Smolt Monitoring Program, including the dissolved gas trauma monitoring, and distributes the data daily to public and private entities in the region. The FPC maintains historical and current data bases of hatchery release, hydrologic, project operation, reservoir operations, adult salmon passage, juvenile salmon passage, gas bubble trauma, water temperature and dissolved gas data. The FPC provides specific analysis of fish passage alternatives as requested by the FPC Board of Directors and the Anadromous Fish Managers. FPC staff participates in the NMFS Regional ESA process as requested by the agencies and tribes specifically, the Implementation Team process, the Dissolved Gas Team, the Technical Management Team. The FPC is responsible for management of the Comparative Survival Study and FPC staff participates on the interagency Oversight Committee for the project. FPC staff provides analysis and presentation to state water quality agencies as requested by the agencies and tribes.

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 - Incomplete: Need resumes of key personnel and description of FPC office to justify personnel budget item.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$1,060,381 $1,113,400 $1,169,070

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The proposal draws criticism from ISRP reviewers on grounds that the proponents should link together all subprojects under an umbrella proposal such as this, but each major subproject should be justified in a separate proposal with principal investigator, budget, etc. One reviewer observes that the program is too complex to be adequately addressed in the present form and consequently the proposal is marginally acceptable. It is not clear that the most efficient relationship exists between this complex project and others such as Streamnet, PTAGIS, Federal and Non-Federal smolt monitoring, etc.

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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