Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199701000

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 PIT Tag System Transition
BPA Project Proposal Number 199701000
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Bonneville Power Administration
Business acronym (if appropriate) BPA

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name John H. Rowan - EWI-4
Mailing Address P.O. Box 3621
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97208-3621
Phone 5032304238
Fax 5032304564
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Mainstem
Subbasin Mainstem
Short Description Replaces existing 400 kHz PIT tag detection system for juvenile salmonids with 134.2 kHz, ISO-based system for use within the Columbia River Basin; facilitates development and installation of 134.2 kHz adult salmonid detection equipment at mainstem dams.
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.9, 5.0F.10, 5.0F.11, 5.0F12, 5.0F.13
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: The ITS, No. 14, of NMFS’ 1995 BiOp refers to completion of the design and development of adult PIT-tag detectors in mainstem dams, followed by immediate installation; these systems will likely rely on the new 134.2 kHz frequency.
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
9008000 PTAGIS Project operates and maintains the PIT tag interrogation system in the Basin. No
8331900 New Marking and Monitoring Techniques for Fish Project is investigating PIT tag detection of adult salmonids based on the ISO frequency of 134.2 kHz. No
0 XXXXXX Many projects use PIT tags and the PIT tag detection system in the Basin for their research. No
9008001 PIT Tag Purchase Project purchases 400 kHz tags and will purchase 134.2 kHz ISO tags for use by researchers in the Columbia River Basin. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Ensure that infrastructure is in place to accommodate replacement of 400 kHz PIT tag juvenile salmonid detection system with 134.2 kHz, ISO-based system in the Columbia River Basin. a. Construct access structures for PIT tag monitoring equipment at Little Goose (GOJ) and Lower Monumental (LMJ) Juvenile Salmonid Collection Facilities.
. b. Install fiber optic and electrical lines and conduits and NEMA 4 boxes at Lower Granite (GRJ), GOJ, LMJ and the balance of McNary (MCJ) Juvenile Salmonid Collection Facilities.
. c. Repair or replace 30 shields: GRJ (5); GOJ (6); LMJ (19).
. d. Purchase 50 portable readers for use in the field.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 10/01/99 100.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Capital access structures; fiber optics and electrical repair/replace shields; portable readers $800,000
Subcontractor Destron Fearing; PSMFC; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; NMFS-CZES Division $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $800,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $800,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $800,000
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

All Phases $500,000
Total Outyear Budgets $500,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Adverse weather conditions could delay some of the on-site work at the projects. Inability of manufacturer to produce portable reader would affect schedule; this is not anticipated.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Transition Project is part of the Columbia River Basin-wide replacement of the 400 kHz PIT tag interrogation system for juvenile salmonids with a 134.2 kHz ISO-based system. The existing 400 kHz system is based on 15-year-old technology and is becoming obsolete as critical replacement parts are increasingly difficult to locate, if they can be found at all. Converting to the new ISO-based system should provide significant benefits in read/detection distances with less power input and lower FCC restrictions on RF emissions. In addition, the diagnostic capabilities will significantly improve the ease with which the system is operated and maintained. Adopting the ISO standards should lead to cost savings as expanded participation from multiple manufacturers and vendors occurs. The new system should also move the region closer to being able to detect adult salmonids under more natural conditions than is currently possible with the 400 kHz system. A Transition Team has been established to guide the transition process. The Transition Team has representatives from PSMFC, NMFS, BPA, WDFW, IDFG, FPC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The current plan is to have 134.2 kHz stationary transceivers installed at the mainstem Federal hydroelectric projects in time to detect the juvenile salmonid outmigration during spring 2000. In addition, Tribal, state and Federal anadromous fish managers will need a limited number of 134.2 kHz portable (hand-held) transceivers available to use for tagging juveniles as early as summer/fall of 1998. The following activities are scheduled for FY98: 1) Evaluation of Destron-Fearing 134.2 kHz stationary transceivers installed in 1997 at McNary Dam, and additional stationary transceivers installed in 1998 at McNary Dam and John Day Dam, will continue. This field test is designed to measure, among other things, the reliability of the PIT-tag detection equipment while installed at a juvenile salmonid collection facility. Fish tests will be conducted to examine the system’s ability to read tags under normal operating conditions. 2) Procurement of portable ISO-based readers for use while tagging juvenile salmonids. 3), Evaluation of ISO tags (tag construction will be based on technical transponder requirements currently being developed by PSMFC). 4) Identification of infrastructure modifications at Corps’ facilities necessary to support the new frequency system. Most of FY99 will involve the infrastructure modifications required at each project to replace the 400 kHz system with the new Destron-Fearing 134.2 kHz system.

Reviews and Recommendations

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