Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 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 River 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
E-mail carters@psmfc.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Develop, operate, maintain and enhance a long-term Columbia River Basin database on PIT tag information and provide operations and maintenance support for the collection of PIT tag information at PIT tag interrogation sites.
Target Species Chinook, Steelhead, Sockeye, Coho Salmon;


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; 5.0F.12; 5.0F.13
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS BO RPA Sec. 13; The ITS No. 14 of NMFS' 1995 BiOp refers to the completion of the design and development of PIT tag detectors in the main stem dams. This projects provides the maintenance and operations of this hardware and data system.
Other Planning Document References NMFS Snake River Salmon Recovery Plan: 2.1.d.5 Supplemental Biological Assessment on Federal Columbia River Power Operations, Submitted to NMFS and USFWS by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclaimaition, Bonneville Power Administration, December, 1994: Section 4.7


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

Year Accomplishment
1995 O&M of Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information System. Developed 1st generation validation software for PIT tag data suppliers; Deployed prototype new interrogation platform at Lower Granit; Initiated development of ISO planning. Install McNary PIT syst
1996 O&M of Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information System. Deployed new interrogation platform in production; Coordinated ISO stationary transciever evaluation. Sponsored and assisted CRITFC PIT tag recovery on Rice Island.
1997 O&M of Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information System. Coordinated ISO stationary and portable transciever evaluations.
1998 O&M of Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information System. Coordinated ISO field tests and transition system planning. Separated PIT tag procurement costs from PTAGIS.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9011 Characterize & Quantify Residual Steelhead in Clearwater River, Idaho PIT Tagging Project No
9104 Conduct Baseline Habitat and Pop. Dynamics Studies on Lampreys in Cedar Cr. PIT Tagging Project No
9105 Determine if Salmon are Successfully Spawning Below Lower Columbia MS Dams PIT Tagging Project No
9144 Monitor Natural Escapement & Productivity of John Day Basin Spring Chinook PIT Tagging Project No
8331900 Monitor Natural Escapement & Productivity of John Day Basin Spring Chinook PIT Tagging Project No
8332300 Monitor Smolts at the Head of Lower Granite Reservoir and Lower Granite Dam PIT Tagging Project No
8335000 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery PIT Tagging Project No
8605000 White Sturgeon Mitigation and Restoration in the Columbia and Snake Rivers PIT Tagging Project No
8712700 Smolt Monitoring By Non-Federal Agencies PIT tagging project No
8712702 Comparative Survival Rate Study (CSS) of Hatchery Pit Tagged Chinook PIT tagging project No
8712703 Imnaha River Smolt Monitoring Program Project PIT tagging project No
8806400 Kootenai River White Sturgeon Studies and Conservation Aquaculture PIT tagging project No
8902401 Evaluate Juvenile Salmonid Outmigration and Survival in the Lower Umatilla PIT tagging project No
8906500 Annual Fish Marking - Missing Hatchery Production Groups PIT tagging project No
8909800 Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers PIT tagging project No
8909801 Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers PIT tagging project No
8909802 Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers PIT tagging project No
8909803 Salmon Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers PIT tagging project No
9000500 Umatilla Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation PIT tagging project No
9000501 Umatilla and Walla Walla Basin Natural Production M&E Project PIT tagging project No
9005500 Steelhead Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers PIT tagging project No
9008000 Columbia Basin PIT Tag Information System PIT tagging project No
9102800 Monitoring Smolt Migration of Wild Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook PIT tagging project No
9102900 Life History and Survival of Fall Chinook Salmon in Columbia River Basin PIT tagging project No
9105500 Supplementation Fish Quality (Yakima) PIT tagging project No
9105500 Supplementation Fish Quality (Yakima) PIT tagging project No
9107100 Snake River Sockeye Salmon Habitat and Limnological Research PIT tagging project No
9107200 Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Program PIT tagging project No
9107300 Idaho Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation Program (INPMEP) PIT tagging project No
9202604 Spring Chinook Salmon Early Life History PIT tagging project No
9302900 Survival Estimates for Passage of Juvenile Salmonids Through Dams & Res. PIT tagging project No
9401001 Mitigation for Excessive Drawdowns at Hungry Horse & Libby Reservoirs - Lib PIT tagging project No
9403400 9403400 PIT tagging project No
9506300 Yakima/Klickitat Monitoring and Evaluation Program PIT tagging project No
9603201 Begin Implementation of Year 1 of the K Pool Master Plan Program PIT tagging project No
9604000 Evaluate the Feasibility and Risks of Coho Reintroduction in Mid-Columbia PIT tagging project No
9700100 PIT Tag System Transition PIT tagging project No
9800702 Grande Ronde Supplementation - O&M/M&E - Nez Perce Tribe Lostine PIT tagging project No
9800703 Conduct Satellite Facility O&M and Program M&E for Grand Ronde Spring Chino PIT tagging project No
9801001 Grande Ronde Basin Spring Chinook Captive Broodstock Program PIT tagging project No
9801002 Captive Rearing Initiative for Salmon River Chinook Salmon PIT tagging project No
9801004 Monitor and Evaluate Yearling Snake R Fall Chinook Upstream of Lwr Granite PIT tagging project No
9801006 9801006 PIT tagging project No
9808001 PIT Tag Purchase and Distribution PIT tagging project No
USACE - Evaluation of Juvenile Salmonid Transportation PIT tagging project No
USACE - Estuarine Recovery of PIT-Tagged Juvenile Salmonids PIT tagging project No
LSRCP - Lower Snake River Compensation Program PIT tagging project No
USACE - Caspian Tern Predation on Juvenile Salmonids in the Columbia River PIT tagging project No
USACE - Evaluation of the Effects of Multiple Dam Passage on the Physiologi PIT tagging project No
USACE - Relative Survival of Juvenile Salmon Passing Through the Spillway o PIT tagging project No
USACE - Evaluation oo the Effects of Homing in Adult Chinook PIT tagging project No
USACE - Snake River Drawdown Modeling in CRISP PIT tagging 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;
1. b. Receive and process input files (tagging, release, mortality and interrogation)
1. c. Update database in a timely manner. All files will be validated upon receipt by PTAGIS and immediate notification of errors made on-line. Valid data loaded to database within six hours of receipt.
1. d. Perform system backup management and general operation services on the PSMFC computer in support of the PIT tag database. Develop Database Administration 'control panel' web based application.
1. e. Train personnel to detect problems and perform initial response procedure at remote interrogation sites.
1. f. Build new and enhanced PTAGIS reports as required by users: 1) implementation of "Final Disposition of PIT Tagged fish; 2) ISO Transciever summary and exception report.
1. g. Maintain, enhance and document PIT tag interrogation and tagging file loader system software. 1) develop input file audit system; 2) develop new generation data model for FY2002 deployment; 3) modify interrogation file pre-processor to support ISO.
1. h. Maintain, enhance and document PIT tag interrogation and tagging file loader system software. 4) Modify PIT Tag Problem Annunciator Panel (PAP) to support ISO equipment; 5) modify PAP graphic displays; 6) implement performance mod to IDL.
1. i. Maintain, enhance and document all PIT Tag applications and other PTAGIS related software: PITTAG.EXE, PITTAG2.EXE, MONITOR.EXE, CEA, IEA, IDL, FDL, others.
2. Operate and maintain Separation by Code System a. Develop database management support model for Separation by Code.
2. b. Gain training on SBC from NMFS.
2. c. Manage and coordinate user requests for SBC support.
2. d. Develop mechanism to measure 'SBC planned' versus 'SBC actual'.
3. Install, Operate and Maintain Interrogation Systems in Field Locations. a. Operate and maintain interrogation equipment at established interrogation sites (LGR, LGO, LMN, MCN, JDA, BON, PRJ)
3. b. Perform pre-season installation and post season removal of interrogation systems.
3. c. Implement modifications to detection equipment and software as required to optimize data integrity and system operations. Seasonal system modifications shall be in place by March 15, of the out-migratrion year.
3. d. Monitor interrogation systems for problems on a daily basis.
3. e. Continue to implement the written preventativbe maintenance program for detection system equipment.
3. f. Document maintenance activities performed at interrogation sites.
3. g. Provide timely repair of defective equipment at interrogation sites.
3. h. Operate and maintain interrogation system telephones, power backup equipment and network operations.
4. Administration, Management and Coordination a. Coordinate and manage distribution of PIT tags to BPA F&W projects.
4. b. Coordinate user and system reqirements. Include NMFS Reasearch & Development; Federal and State agency users of PTAGIS; TMT & Fisheries Managers; PIT Tag Steering Committee; Other liason support.
4. c. Maintain the list of recommended PIT taggin gequipment, documented in the PIT Tag Tagging Procedures Manual. Changes to this document must be approved by the PIT Tag Steering Committee.
4. d. Update, automate and distribute tagging system documentation.
4. e. Provide requested data to casual, ad-hoc users as needed.
4. f. Provide training and informational pointers to users on tagging and validation system analysis software.
4. g. Provide for the day-to-day management, supervision and administrative support for the PIT Tag Operations Center.
4. h. Produce a newsletter for periodic, general distribution.
4. i. Produce, manage and report the results of the PTAGIS semi-annual conference and workshop.
4. j. Develop the annual work plan for the following out-migration year.
4. k. Write and distribute quarterly and annual reports.
5. Additional Support Actions a. Assist BPA in the planning, coordination, evaluation and management of the new, ISO tag frequency transition project as requested.
5. b. Provide preliminary consulting for installation of a 24 coil juvenile PIT tag interrogatino system at Bonneville Powerhouse II by March 1, 2000 and one or two other portable units as requested.
5. c. Assist BPA in the planning, coordination, evaluation and management of the new, ISO tag frequency transition project as requested.
5. d. Contine to develop a world wid web application interface to the ptagis database. Include construction of a robust data model and deployment of java or javascript based applications and/or applets that utilize a jdbc interface to the DBMS engine.
5. e. Assist researchers working on avian predation. Provide tag readers, training, assistance in submitting and extracting PIT tag data from/to PTAGIS.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/99 03/01/00 20.0%
2 03/01/99 03/01/00 20.0%
3 03/01/99 03/01/00 20.0%
4 03/01/99 03/01/00 20.0%
5 03/01/99 03/01/00 20.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $371,850
Fringe $135,660
Supplies $ 43,618
Operating $273,099
Capital $132,704
Travel $ 47,845
Indirect $160,731
Other Workshop $ 29,803
Subcontractor $169,666
Total Itemized Budget $1,364,976


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $1,364,976
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $1,364,976
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 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

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $1,419,575 $1,476,358 $1,535,412 $1,596,828
Total Outyear Budgets $1,419,575 $1,476,358 $1,535,412 $1,596,828
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Hydro-System operations activities. Hatchery marking activities.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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

ISRP Preliminary Review , ISRP 99-2 Recommendation:
Fund for one year
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund for one year. Subsequent funding contingent on programmatic review. This entire set of smolt monitoring projects needs to receive a programmatic review with one of the goals to create a central data repository that includes historical and raw data. They also need to develop a justifiable program-wide design. The various regional data sets should be consolidated with specific protocols for quality control and data collection. Whether this consolidation is done through selecting an existing project to cover this or creating a new site is a policy question. Various analysis efforts should be funded separately from the data collection entity.

Comments: The programmatic need for operations and maintenance support for collection of PIT tag information is clear. The relationship to many high priority programs is documented. The objectives and activities are clearly listed. Quality assurance goals are clearly specified but no mechanism for evaluation is mentioned. The personnel budget is quite large but little information is provided to evaluate the adequacy of the staffing.


CBFWA: Fish Passage Advisory Committee Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Criteria all: Met? Yes -

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$1,365,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$1,364,976
Comment:
[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$2,431,442
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$2,431,442
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$2,431,442
Sponsor (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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