Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 198331900

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Additional Documents

Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

Reviews and Recommendations
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal New Marking and Monitoring Techniques for Fish
BPA Project Proposal Number 198331900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
National Marine Fisheries Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) NMFS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Sandra L. Downing
Mailing Address 2725 Montlake Blvd. East
City, State, Zip Seattle, WA 98112
Phone 2068424289
Fax 2068428364
E-mail sandy.downing@noaa.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Douglas B. Dey
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Develop, install, and evaluate PIT-tag interrogation systems and ancillary equipment to expand the capabilities of the Columbia River Basin (CRB) PIT-tag technology to meet fishery resource stakeholders needs.
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


Biological Outcomes of this project: The technology being developed and evaluated by this project is not directed at generating biological outcomes by us; however, the application of the technology by others will be used to investigate a wide range of critical biological outcomes. For example, data from the adult detection system will support investigations addressing transport benefits, conversion rates between dams, travel time, fallback rates, and smolt-to-adult return rates (SAR) of ESA-listed salmonids. One of the goals of our evaluations is to determine the accuracy of the data collected by future users. We will use this section to indicate the expected outcomes of this project and some of the biological outcomes that users of the technology could generate. We expect that the installation and evaluation of the extended-range interrogation system in the Washington Shore Fish Ladder will provide: 1) estimates of tag-reading efficiencies for 18" weir orifices, individual weirs, and a complete fish ladder; 2) guidelines for future installations (e.g., # of weirs to cover, cost estimates, time needed, specifications on antenna housings); and 3) information on whether there is a need for weir overflow detection. The evaluation will also provide new information on how adult salmon use fish ladders. The EMF measurements will also provide information needed for the installations planned for 2002. The continued evaluation and maintenance of the prototype flat-plate interrogation system located at Bonneville Dam is essential until the new juvenile facility for Powerhouse I is completed. This system provides critical PIT-tag data on juvenile salmon to resource stakeholders. This technology will also be the basis for developing a prototype flat-plate interrogation system for small streams that would enable PIT-tag users to obtain information on overwinter stream survival, migration timing, recruitment success, etc. with minimal human interface. We indicated above that resource managers rely on the data produced by studies using PIT tags to make critical decisions required by regional recovery plans.
Biological Data: Our evaluations of newly developed technology include tests that determine the accuracy of data that will be collected by future users. Tag-reading efficiencies are the best example of data derived from this project that would be available for others to measure their biological outcomes. Some of our evaluations also provide information on fish behavior. We publish the data from our evaluations in annual reports to BPA. Otherwise, PIT-tag data collected at sites throughout the CRB are publicly available on the web through PSMFC. In addition, researchers have published study results in their annual reports and in peer-reviewed journal articles.


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
0 Note: In most cases multiple years were required to accomplish a task and thus the year of accomplishment is misleading
1985 Developed tagging techniques for PIT tags
1986 Developed tagging equipment
1987 Completed first phase development of an automated data entry station for tagging fish
1986 Installed and evaluated first prototype PIT-tag interrogation system for juvenile salmon at McNary Dam
1987 Began planning for and installing PIT-tag interrogation systems for juvenile salmon throughout the CRB
1987 Installed and evaluated first prototype PIT-tag interrogation system for adult salmon at Lower Granite Dam using juvenile PIT-tag interrogation equipment
1987 Completed first phase development of a prototype PIT-tag database for the CRB
1988 Completed initial determination of the effects of PIT-tagging on juvenile salmonids
1988 Completed development of the first fish diversion gates (slide gates)
1992 Completed initial evaluation of technical feasibility of developing a passive acoustic miniature PIT tag
1993 Compared overwinter survival of PIT-tagged and CW-tagged hatchery coho in a stream
1994 Completed predator avoidance testing of PIT tagged vs other tag types
1995 Conducted study to compare hatchery return rate of PIT-tagged and CW-tagged coho salmon
1995 Installed and evaluated the first Separation-by-Code system at Lower Granite Dam
1995 Installed and evaluated the first 2-way and 3-way fish diversion gates at Lower Granite Dam
1996 Completed study to determine effects of electromagnetic fields on fish reproduction and behavior
1996 Completed second phase of determining the effects of PIT tags on growth, behavior, and survival of different species of juvenile salmonids
1996 Installed and evaluated the first prototype 400-kHz flat-plate interrogation system at Bonneville Dam
1996 Installed and evaluated Separation-by-Code system at Little Goose Dam
1996 Developed first prototype underwater towed PIT-tag interrogation system
1997 Participated in the evaluation of the ISO-based prototype transceiver systems
1997 Installed and evaluated a 400-kHz PIT-tag interrogation system for juvenile salmon in the Second Powerhouse at Bonneville Dam
1997 Installed the first version of the computer program MULTIMON at CRB Dams
1998 Installed and evaluated a 400-kHz PIT-tag interrogation system for adult salmon in the Adult Fish Facility at Bonneville Dam
1998 Developed prototype 3-way side-to-side fish diversion gate
1998 Directed fish tests for ISO-based PIT-tag systems for juvenile salmon and participated in ISO transition related planning and technical teams
1998 Formed the multi-agency team for overseeing the development of the extended-range PIT-tag interrogation system for adult salmonids
1999 Designed three styles of antenna housings for orifices.
1999 Installed and evaluated the different orifice antenna housings in Cascades Island Fish Ladder and the exit ladder of the Adult Fish Facility at Bonneville Dam
1999 Developed evaluation techniques and procedures for determining tag-reading efficiencies of extended-range interrogation systems in orifices
1999 Obtained video documentation of fish response to PIT-tag antenna housings (no effect) and some preliminary results on proportion of fish using weir overflow vs weir orifice passage routes
1999 Determined a suitable design and material for weir orifice PIT-tag antenna housing construction
1999 Started field evaluation of the transceiver systems in fish ladders at Bonneville Dam
1999 Finished development of the prototype ISO-based flat-plate system at Bonneville Dam. Began evaluation of system.
2000 Formalize the Adult PIT-Tag Oversight Committee (APTOC)
2000 Started development work to combine technology from different transceiver systems
2000 Drafted the requirements document for transceiver systems to detect fish in orifices
2000 Conducted evaluations of the prototype transceiver systems with fish and in the laboratory


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Develop an extended-range PIT-tag interrogation system for adult salmonids and other fish a. Purchase 25 antenna housings for the orifices as part of the Washington Shore Ladder installation at Bonneville Dam and start purchase of 53 more housings for 2002 installation. 3 $510,000 x
1 b. Purchase 27 transceivers for the Washington Shore Ladder installation and start purchase of 53 more transceivers for 2002 installation. 3 $318,000 x
1 c. Install and evaluate the electronic equipment and antenna housings at Bonneville Dam. Some of the evaluation will be performed in the laboratory 2 $453,810  
1 d. Continue development of transceiver systems for orifices and if necessary, an interrogation system for weir overflows 2 $219,410  
1 e. Perform APTOC related tasks (e.g., attend meetings, plan for future installations, write documents) 5 $ 57,490  
2. Continue evaluation and maintenance of the prototype ISO-based flat-plate PIT-tag interrogation system at Bonneville Dam a. Evaluate (e.g., fish tests) and maintain the flat-plate system 2 $ 44,250  
3. Transfer technology, provide information and assistance to users of PIT-tag technology a. Transfer of technology developed by NMFS and provide assistance to users of PIT-tag technology 5 $107,850  
4. Project Planning, Administration, and Reporting a. Perform administrative tasks (write contracts, workplans, management plans, and annual reports) 5 $126,075  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$1,100,000 $700,000 $1,560,000 $1,400,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

n/a or no information


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

n/a or no information


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 5.04 $407,640
Fringe $ 90,480
Supplies $ 47,800
Travel $ 30,045
Indirect $303,780
PIT tags # of tags: 1725 $ 4,140
Subcontractor $953,000
Total Itemized Budget $1,836,885


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $1,836,885
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $1,836,885
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $1,450,000
% change from forecast 26.7%


Reason for change in estimated budget

In order to have extended-range systems ready to be installed into the fish ladders at Bonneville Dam during the dewatered period between December 2001 and February 2002, the equipment needs to be manufactured before that time period. Material and parts need to be ordered by the manufacturers 6 months ahead of time to meet this deadline. Thus, the procurement process needs to start in FY01. Therefore, in this FY01 budget we have included basically 50% of the costs for the equipment needed for 2002 in addition to 100% of the costs for the equipment needed for the Washington Shore installation. To get a price break based on numbers that will be needed for installations throughout the CRB, BPA will be issuing contracts with different delivery times.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Construction/implementation $1,560,000 $1,400,000 $1,100,000 $700,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,560,000 $1,400,000 $1,100,000 $700,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Ongoing Funding: yes; New Funding: no
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$1,836,885
Comment:
In order to have extended-range systems ready to be installed into the fish ladders at Bonneville Dam during the de-watered period between December 2001 and February 2002, the equipment needs to be manufactured before that time period. Material and parts need to be ordered by the manufacturers six months ahead of time to meet this deadline. Thus, the procurement process needs to start in FY01. Therefore, in this FY01 budget we have included basically 50% of the costs for the equipment needed for 2002 in addition to 100% of the costs for the equipment needed for the Washington Shore installation. To get a price break based on numbers that will be needed for installations throughout the CRB, BPA will be issuing contracts with different delivery times.

There is no change in scope of work. Although the MainSys SRT supports the purchase of the equipment, we question why these costs were not anticipated in the FY 2000 proposal.


BPA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Date:
Sep 8, 2000
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
CBFWA comment: There is no change in scope of work. Although the MainSys SRT supports the purchase of the equipment, we question why these costs were not anticipated in the FY 2000 proposal.

BPA response: Prototype equipment for the detection of adult salmonids in mainstem dam fish ladders is being developed as of this writing. Anticipating production costs prior to prototype testing is extremely difficult.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$1,400,000
Comment:
Rationale: Previous commitments remain available for scope of work; Check need for carry-forward. 9/8 balance is $541,368

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$770,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$508,600
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$508,600
Sponsor (NOAA Fisheries) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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