Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199008000

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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
No documents associated with this request


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information Systems
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. Ste. 100
City, State, Zip Gladstone, OR 97027-2522
Phone 5036505400
Fax 5036505426
E-mail carters@psmfc.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Randy Fisher
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Develop, operate, maintain and enhance a long-term Columbia River Basin Database on PIT tag information. Provide installation, operations and maintenance support for the collection of PIT tag data at juvenile and adult PIT tag interrogation sites.
Target Species


Project Location

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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: PIT tag, tagging, release, interrogation, recapture and mortality information are made available to regional management and researchers. These data are used in conjunction with other information to develop survival models, operational models and to facilitate in-season decisions regarding operation of the hydro system in the Columbia and Snake River Basin.
Biological Data: PIT tag tagging, release, interrogation, recapture and mortality information. PIT tag interrogation system performance (detection efficiency, gate efficiency) information. See www.ptagis.org/Software_and_Documentation for details.


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
1996 Operate and maintain Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information System.
1996 Installed CRC firmware rev 645-0002-Rev. RB1 cksum: 127a to reduce mis-read tags at all interrogation sites.
1996 Coordinated development of ISO Transition. Developed ISO Portable Transceiver Requirements Draft
1996 Managed and produced 1996 PIT Tag Workshop
1997 Operate and maintain Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information System.
1997 Added 24GB storage to PTAGIS server (total of ~60GB).
1997 Deployed 'alpha' release of new windows based PIT tagging software to support ISO tag codes.
1997 Deployed 'cumulative coil efficiency report tool'
1997 Deployed high speed interrogation data collection bus at all interrogation sites (400X upgrade)
1997 Coordinated design, development and testing of new ISO Portable PIT Tag reader prototype.
1998 Operate and maintain Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information System.
1998 Added 24GB storage to PTAGIS server (total of ~84GB).
1998 Deployed 'beta' release of new windows based PIT tagging software to support ISO tag codes on Windows/95/98 OS.
1998 Installed and tested new 400kHz and ISO PIT tag interrogation systems at John Day Dam.
1998 Coordinated and managed the procurement of new ISO Portable PIT Tag reader production units.
1998 Assisted NMFS in installation of ISO transceiver equipment at Bonneville Adult Lab ladder.
1998 Coordinated 1998 fish marking and field testing of ISO Stationary Transceivers at McNary and John Day Dams.
1998 Installed new ISO transceiver systems at John Day and McNary Dams in support of the ISO Stationary transceiver tests.
1998 Provided Comparative Survival Study technical and project management support for PIT tag interrogation system prototype deployed at Rapid River fish hatchery.
1998 Assisted COE in design of infrastructure required to support new ISO PIT tag interrogation systems at dams.
1999 Operate and maintain Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information System.
1999 Deployed Field Data Validation and Load (FDVL) software for loading PIT tag, tagging and release information to PTAGIS.
1999 Deployed first production release of new windows based PIT tagging software, PITTAG2.
1999 Deployed Tag Distribution and Inventory (TDI) subsystem for tracking PIT tag inventory and distributions to Fish and Wildlife projects.
1999 De-installed 400kHz interrogation systems at Snake and Columbia River Dams
1999 Assisted Corps of Engineers in managing ISO infrastructure installation at Columbia and Snake River Dams.
1999 Installed new ISO based interrogation systems at Columbia and Snake River dams.
1999 Distributed 250, new ISO portable transceivers to Fish and Wildlife Program PIT tagging projects.
1999 Added 125GB storage to PTAGIS server (total of ~200GB).


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Operate, maintain and enhance the PTAGIS database system and data collection software a. Acquire, validate and load data from interrogation facilities, tagging, release, recapture and other PIT tagging projects. On going $103,190  
b. Perform database management and administration functions (system backups, checkpoints, capacity and resource utilization planning, index rebuilds, table verifies, etc.) On going $103,190  
c. Develop, maintain and enhance server side database validation, load and reporting processes (IDL, FDVL, CEA, FDA, DEA, PAP, TASS, GSE and others). On going $ 39,100 x
d. Develop, maintain and enhance client side data collection and reporting tools (MINIMON, PITTAG2, TDI, and others). On going $103,190  
e. Deploy tools for PTAGIS internet portal. On going $103,190  
f. Document new software, processes and data management procedures as they are developed. On going $103,190  
g. Develop Interrogation Site Event Calendar and Final Disposition Analysis reports. 1 year $ 51,750 x
h. Develop Adult Detection Efficiency processes and reports. 1 year $ 17,250 x
2. Coordinate, operate and maintain PIT tag separation by code (SbyC) system at juvenile and adult fish passage facilities. a. Continue to develop policies, procedures and coordination models for effective and efficient use of PIT tag separation systems at juvenile and adult fish passage facilities. 2 years $ 45,146  
b. Configure hardware map files and PIT code / Action code files for SbyC projects. Install files on appropriate computers in time for SbyC projects to collect fish. Monitor SbyC efficiency on a daily basis. Take corrective action as problems with SbyC On going $ 45,145  
are identified. $ 0  
c. Perform SbyC gate calibration and efficiency testing at GRJ, GOJ, LMJ, JDJ and B2J using live fish. 1 year $ 23,000 x
3. Install, operate and maintain juvenile and adult PIT tag interrogation systems in field locations. a. Operate and maintain juvenile and adult interrogation data collection and transmission systems at established interrogation sites (LGR, LGO, LMN, MCN, JDA, BON, PRJ, B2A, CFJ, EAJ, JCJ and others as requested) On going $ 98,030  
b. Install or assist in the installation of adult PIT tag interrogation systems at Bonneville Dam and other dams as required by regional consensus. 6 years $ 98,030  
c. Monitor interrogation systems on a daily basis. Repair systems as required. Document monitoring and repairs as they occur. On going $ 98,030  
e. Monitor PIT tag gate separation efficiency. Modify gate timings to ensure maximum separation efficiency. On going $ 98,030  
f. Maintain test lab facility for table-top troubleshooting and verification of transceiver or interrogation platform problems that arise in the field. On going $ 98,030  
g. Upgrade Jack Creek, Clark Flat and Easton PIT systems to PTOC standards. 1 year $ 32,775 x
g. Install NEMA-4 Electrical Boxes and sun shields at B2J. 1 year $ 8,050 x
h Install Sample Room PIT Tag Monitor with 2 transceivers at B2J. 1 year $ 17,250 x
i. Move B2A temporary PIT Tag Data Collection platform to permanent location. 1 year $ 17,250 x
4. Administration, management and coordination. a. Coordinate and manage the procurement and distribution of PIT tags for Fish and Wildlife Program projects. On going $ 35,000  
b. Coordinate user and system requirements with the PTSC, including integration of research and development efforts into PTAGIS production processes, incorporation of special requirements of state, federal, tribal, university, private and other users. On going $ 26,537  
c. Coordinate and provide user training for all of the PTAGIS related tools. On going $ 26,537  
d. Communicate quarterly with PTAGIS users through the PTAGIS Newsletter. On going $ 26,537  
e. Maintain PTSC documentation: "PIT Tag Specifications Document" & "PIT Tag Marking Procedures Manual." On going $ 26,537  
f. Provide day to day management of program personnel, write status reports, develop work plans, budgets and schedules. On going $ 26,537  
g. Produce "PIT Tag Data, Interrogation and Separation Systems training video" for distribution to PTAGIS data system users. 1 year $ 86,250 x
5. Additional Support Actions a. Assist BPA and the Corps of Engineers in the planning, development and installation of juvenile and adult PIT tag interrogation systems through out the region. 6 years $ 12,899  
b. Assist other Fish and Wildlife Program projects that require technical or program management technical consulting related to PIT tag data collection or distribution systems. On going $ 12,901  
Investigate and prototype, real-time video and PTAGIS data retrieval for PIT tagged adult fish detected at Bonneville fish ladders. 2 year $ 10,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$1,843,600 $1,935,780 $1,672,200 $1,755,810


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 7.5 $471,200
Fringe 38 % of Personnel $179,040
Supplies $354,000
Travel $ 42,000
Indirect 15% of above items $156,936
Capital Computer hardware Upgrades & Site O&M upgrades $ 89,500
PIT tags # of tags: 3000 $ 7,200
Subcontractor Calibration Tests, Equipment Installations, Software Support and Development and Training Video $292,675
Total Itemized Budget $1,592,551


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $1,592,551
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $1,592,551
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $1,419,575
% change from forecast 12.2%


Reason for change in estimated budget

1) Assume responsibility for Yakama Acclimation Ponds (Jack Creek (JCJ), Clark Flat (CFJ) and Easton (EAJ). 2) Added interrogation site and PTAGIS data training video.


Reason for change in scope

1) Request from Yakama Indian Nation to assume operations and maintenance responsibility for acclimation ponds. 2) User requests for better training (video) on PIT tag interrogation systems and context, meaning and usage of PIT tag data.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Operations and maintenance $1,672,200 $1,755,810 $1,843,600 $1,935,780
Total Outyear Budgets $1,672,200 $1,755,810 $1,843,600 $1,935,780
 

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: yes
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$1,506,301
Comment:
The MainSys SRT supports the addition of the Yakama Acclimation Ponds (Jack Creek (JCJ), Clark Flat (CFJ) and Easton (EAJ). However, the addition of the PTAGIS data training video would constitute a new task (Objective 4, Task G). The SRT also questions the high cost of the video production.

There is no change in scope of work.


BPA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Date:
Sep 8, 2000
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
CBFWA comment: The MainSys SRT supports the addition of the Yakama Acclimation Ponds (Jack Creek (JCJ), Clark Flat (CFJ) and Easton (EAJ). However, the addition of the PTAGIS data training video would constitute a new task (Objective 4, Task G). The SRT also questions the high cost of the video production. There is no change in scope of work.

BPA response: Project 19900800, Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information System, includes a new task: Objective 4, Task G) Produce "PIT Tag Data, Interrogation and Separation Systems training video" for distribution to PTAGIS data system users". CBFWA's review states that "the new task proposed to develop a training video should proceed through a technical review at CBFWA's AFC before funding." CBFWA recommends holding the budgeted $86,250 pending review, approval, and availability of funds." This task resulted from a 1999 request from the Fish Passage Advisory Committee and has been planned by the PTAGIS Steering Committee and researchers, which included state and tribal participation. The training tape is needed to improve and maintain the quality and consistency of PIT tagging activities in the field.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$1,450,000
Comment:
Rationale: Budget increase inappropriate in this review.

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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