Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 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 (FPC)
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 2000
Province Mainstem/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, and regional fish passage data base management.
Target Species All 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 NMFS BO RPA Section 13a, RPA Section 8, 16, 13 (a)

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
Met all objectives for management and implementation

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
8712702 Comparative Survival 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 and facilitate discussions and analysis, among the agencies and tribes, and the FPC Board of Directors, of fish passage data and hydrosystem operations for enhancement of fish passage conditions and 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. .
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. 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 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
2 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
3 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
4 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
5 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
6 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
7 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
8 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
9 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
10 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
11 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
12 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
13 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
14 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
15 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
16 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
17 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
18 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
19 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%
20 12/01/99 11/01/00 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $541,750
Fringe $200,447
Supplies Included with Operations & Maintenance $ 0
Operating $172,982
Capital $ 5,000
Travel $ 20,592
Indirect $138,592
Total Itemized Budget $1,079,363

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $1,079,363
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $1,079,363
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

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
NMFS Facility Inspection Cost Partial Reimbursement $ 7,656 unknown
IDFG Facility Inspection Cost Partial Reimbursement $ 7,656 unknown
USFWS Facility Inspection Cost Partial Reimbursement $ 7,656 unknown
WDFW Facility Inspection Cost Partial Reimbursement $ 7,656 unknown
ODFW Facility Inspection Cost Parial Reimbursement $ 7,656 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $1,119,984 $1,153,584 $1,188,192 $1,223,838
Total Outyear Budgets $1,119,984 $1,153,584 $1,188,192 $1,223,838

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None Known

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
The FPC annual reports for this contract 1984 through 1998. No
FPC Web Page No

Section 7. 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
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Recommendation: Fund for one year. Subsequent funding contingent on programmatic review. The 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 a specific protocol 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 proposal indicates the analysis and information function of the Fish Passage Center. Users of the analyses and data compilations are identified. Linkage to other projects is indicated, but reference to the smolt monitoring umbrella project 20552 is missing. Activities are clearly described but the proposal does not address quality control issues nor provide a strategy for assessment of information needs. The impact of the information will depend on the quality of the data and the demand, which should be assessed. It is important to have a central source of expertise and information on mainstem passage in the Columbia River basin. Information on fish passage rates, gas bubble trauma, and other indicators of resource status are used directly in the management of the hydroelectric operations each migration season. Like the other data management proposals (Streamnet, Fish Passage Center, PTAGIS and DART), this proposal fails to explain the need for the separate centers; the distinct function each serves; the nature of coordination between them; safeguards against redundancy; safeguards against inconsistent representations of the same nominal information; and the ability to serve the actual information needs of clients who have to access data from more than one data center to get an answer to their question. The entire set of database efforts should be coordinated by one entity. Data access should be possible from a single portal. A reorganization of "data centers" might benefit by separating the three functions that now appear to be mixed together at some of the data centers, and by attempting to centralize the coordination of each function, namely (1) data archiving and access, (2) data collection design, and (3) data analysis.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Criteria all: Met? yes -

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Mar 1, 2000
[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]

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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