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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 Second Tier Database Support for Ecosystem Focus
BPA Project Proposal Number 199601900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Bonneville Power Administration
Business acronym (if appropriate) BPA
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name David Askren
Mailing Address Mail Code EWI-4 905 NE 11 Ave P.O. Box 3621
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97208-3621
Phone 5032305624
Fax 5032304563
E-mail draskren@bpa.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Implement certain non-discretionary actions to provide single-point, Internet-based access to a subset of information to guide and support BPA's independent decisions pertaining to its responsibilities under the Power Act and Endangered Species Act
Target Species Anadromous and resident fishes of the Columbia-Snake River Basin


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: 3.2G, 5.0F.5
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS 1995 BiOp Actions IIA, IIB, IIC, IID; RPAs 13 (pg 119), 16 (pg 123), 17 (pg 124) and ITS's; NMFS 1998 Supplemental Steelhead BiOp; and all other BiOps and associated RPA's and ITS's pertaining to the Federal Columbia River Power System
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

Year Accomplishment
1995 Developed prototype Data Access in Real Time (DART) and Battelle Technical Management Team World Wide Web services
1996 Added PIT-tagged juvenile salmon migration timing forecasts to Lower Granite Dam (program RealTime)
1996 Added juvenile salmon migration timing and survival from Lower Granite Dam to the estuary (program CRiSP)
1997 Battelle Technical Management Team World Wide Web prototype adopted by Corps of Engineers to support TMT
1998 Supported independent governmental decisions pertaining to near-term (e.g. inseason) planning and operation of the FCRPS
1998 Supported independent governmental decisions pertaining to near-term (e.g. inseason) planning and operation of the FCRPS
1998 Supported independent governmental decisions pertaining to near-term (e.g. inseason) planning and operation of the FCRPS
1998 Supported independent governmental decisions pertaining to near-term (e.g. inseason) planning and operation of the FCRPS
1998 Supported independent governmental decisions pertaining to near-term (e.g. inseason) planning and operation of the FCRPS
1998 Supported independent governmental decisions pertaining to near-term (e.g. inseason) planning and operation of the FCRPS
1998 Supported independent governmental decisions pertaining to near-term (e.g. inseason) planning and operation of the FCRPS
1998 Supported independent governmental decisions pertaining to long-term planning (e.g. PATH) of the configuration and operation of the FCRPS


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8910800 Monitoring and Evaluation Modeling Support - Columbia Basin Research Critical - 8910800’s CRISP juvenile salmon hydrosystem survival model requires input presently available only through 9601900 services. Model is used during migration season in support of weekly hydrosystem operations. No
9105100 Monitoring and Evaluation Statistical Support for Life-Cycle Studies-UW Critical - 9105100’s “RealTime” statistical juvenile salmon migration timing models require input presently only available from 9601900 services. Models are used during migration season in support of weekly hydrosystem operations. No
8910700 Statistical Support for Salmonid Survival Studies - UW (Skalski) Critical - 9601900 integrates regionally-distributed data for input to 8910700 survival analyses. No
8810804 StreamNet: The Northwest Aquatic Information Network Complimentary - bridges between FPC and StreamNet; improves access, integration and display of inseason and historical information. No
9403300 Fish Passage Center Complimentary - improves access, integration and display of current season FPC smolt monitoring information. Provides online access to prior years FPC information. Critical - FPC is primary data source for current year smolt monitoring data. No
9008000 Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Information System Complimentary - reduces user impacts to PITAGIS, improves access, integration, and display. Critical - PITAGIS is primary data source for PIT tag data. No
9303701 Technical Assistance with Life Cycle Modeling - Paulsen Environmental Yes
9601900 Second-Tier Database Support for Ecosystem Focus - BPA Yes
9105100 Monitoring and Evaluation Statistical Support for Life-Cycle Studies-UW Yes
8910800 Monitoring and Evaluation Modeling Support - Columbia Basin Research Yes
9800600 Technical Support to PATH - Anderson Consulting Yes
9700200 PATH - UW Technical Support - Columbia Basis Research Yes
9601700 Provide Technical Support in PATH - BioAnalysts Inc. (Giorgi) Yes
20537 Bonneville Power Administration Non-Discretionary Projects Yes
9800100 Analytical Support-PATH and ESA Biological Assessments - Hinrichsen Envir Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Provide access to data and analytical tools permitting independent evaluation of issues and decision support for inseason operational decisions. a. Encourage improved FWP information management services through incorporation of prototyped tools and services
1. b. Provide data management and web support to independent analyses that inform BPA management and inseason management participants of inseason conditions and alternative actions.
1. c. Continue development of improved methods of accessing and displaying regional information to assist all inseason management participants.
2. Provide access to data and analytical tools permitting independent evaluation of issues and decision support for long-term planning. a. Provide data mangement and web support to independent evaluations of consensus PATH work products.
2. b. Provide data management and web support for the development of PATH work products that are not addressed in the consensus process but which BPA believes necessary for responsible decisions.
3. Restructure governmental services to provide public access to environmental information and effective information tools to decision makers (Executive Order Order 13011 - "Federal Information Technology") a. Support development of World Wide Web based information services and their incorporation by technical and political processes involving federal resources and decisions.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 Improve and provide access to ecological information pertinent to inseason operations of the FCRPS and survival of affected species  
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 Improve and provide access to ecological information pertinent to inseason operations of the FCRPS and long-term survival and recovery of affected species  
3 10/01/99 09/01/00  


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 18.5 man-months for partial-year employment of database adminstration, web and system support $ 72,009
Fringe Rates vary from 21% to 29% $ 18,412
Supplies Supplies including software and misc computer hardware $ 4,633
Operating Internet, local, and long distance phones, software licenses, equipment repairs and insurance $ 14,340
Capital Enterprise 4000 server for DART $ 30,000
Travel $ 1,000
Indirect $ 28,702
Other Lease $ 10,904
Total Itemized Budget $180,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $180,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $180,000
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
Corps of Engineers Primary source for online inseason and historical hydro operations data and adminstrative record of Technical Management Team $ 0 unknown
Corps of Engineers Contracts complement this project to retain staff full time and effectively reduce project cost. $ 0 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000
Total Outyear Budgets $150,000 $150,000 $150,000 $150,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Inseason support services must be online prior to April 1.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Scheibe et al. 1997. Development of a Network-Based Information Infrastructure for Fisheries and Hydropower Information in the Columbia River Basin. Final Report to BPA for Project 92-071, Contract WA179-86BP62611 - Task 24. Pacific NW National Lab No
OMB 1992. Policy Letter on Inherently Governmental Functions. Office of Management and Budget. Federal Register publication 57 FR 45096 September 30, 1992. No
Executive Order 13011 No
MOA 1996. Memorandum of Agreement among the Department[s of Army, Commerce, Energy, and Interior] concerning the Bonneville Power Administration's Finiancial Commitment for Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Costs. September 1996. No
ISRP 1998. Review of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program for Fiscal Year 1999 as Directed by the 1996 Amendment to the Northwest Power Act. Report ISRP 98-1 for the Northwest Power Planning Council. June 15, 1998. No
CBFWA 1998. Letter to Director, Fish and Wildlife Division, BPA. June 2, 1998. No


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 a programmatic information management review as recommended in the ISRP's FY99 report. Evaluate the possibility of combining the data processing functions of the Fish Passage Center, PITAGIS (direct data), Streamnet, and DART.

Comments: This proposal is to provide monitoring and evaluation by integrating and delivering information from several separate data centers funded by the Fish and Wildlife Program. Data sources are polled through the Internet for subsets of data that are integrated into the database DART.

The ISRP made the following comments in FY99: "The proposal does not clarify why the problems in the primary database are not fixed instead of adding a second tier (this proposal). There is little explanation of how the second tier is done. Objectives are not the same in the table and the text. The work is not so much collaborative as competitive, but all this is laid out and stated in terms of the need to cooperate. The project seems to be the result of frustration with other projects not doing what was expected."

The FY00 proposal explicitly addresses issues raised in the FY99 ISRP review. The relation of this project to the Fish and Wildlife Program is clear. The project provides useful coordination for the integration and delivery of information in what seems like an appropriate use of technology. But because tensions between various data programs are obviously still present, it is not clear how the appropriate coordination will be accomplished if the project depends on the cooperation of primary data sources. In addition, there continues to be duplication of effort with other information service projects. Strategies for quality control and assessment of impact should be strengthened. In FY99, the ISRP recommended an information management review. This proposal suggests that a review would be beneficial and would help contribute to the solution of some of the regional information management problems.


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Do Not Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$ 0
Comment:

CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Duplicates other information management services.

CBFWA: Fish Passage Advisory Committee Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Criteria all: Met? No - Unclear of the need. Duplicative of other database programs, not necessary for regional needs.

ISRP Addendum Review , ISRP 99-3 Recommendation:
Rank 29
Date:
Oct 8, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Rank Comments: This project provides useful coordination for the integration and delivery of information. However, there continues to be potential for duplication of effort with other information service projects.

ISRP Review , ISRP 99-3 Recommendation:
Rank 29
Date:
Oct 8, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
This project provides useful coordination for the integration and delivery of information. However, there continues to be potential for duplication of effort with other information service projects.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$195,000
Comment:
[Decision made in 2-2-00 Council Meeting]; BPA non-discretionary technical support project

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$264,075
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$264,075
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$264,075
Sponsor (U of W) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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