Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199403300

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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
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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 Avenue, Suite 230
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97201
Phone 5032304099
Fax 5032307559
E-mail mdehart@fpc.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Michele DeHart, FPC
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province 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


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: Implementation of Biological Opinion and Northwest Power Planning Council fish passage mitigation measures. Improved migration conditions.
Biological Data: Daily passage indices, travel time survival of smolts, project operation and hydrological data.


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
1999 Flow, spill implementation, dissolved gas management, Ives Island data reporting system, Ives Island predictor analysis, Rapid River volitional PIT tag detector and data recording, Dissolved Gas Report to the States water quality agencies,
successful implementation of the SMP and CSS projects.
1998 Flow, spill implementation, dissolved gas management, Dissolved Gas Report to the States water quality agencies, successful implementation of the SMP and CSS projects.
1997 Flow, spill implementation, dissolved gas management, Dissolved Gas Report to the States water quality agencies, successful implementation of the SMP and CSS projects.


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

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
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. $1,293,787  
2. Plan and implement the Comparative Survival Study (CSS) as directed by the CSS Oversight Committee of the fishery management agencies and tribes. $ 0  
3. 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. $ 0  
4. Maintain a consistent long term data base of daily and annual migration characteristics, hydrologic data, hydrosystem operations data, reservoir operations, water quality, hatchery releases, mark recapture information and other information. $ 0  
5. 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. (con't) Provide necessary data compilations, analysis, and graphics to facilitate those discussions. $ 0  
6. 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. (con't) Maintain current knowledge of proposed and on-going studies and their results and applications to fish passage management and hydrosystem operation issues. $ 0  
7. Consolidate, summarize, and distribute fish passage, reservoir, and other data as directed by the fishery agencies and tribes, and the FPC Board of Directors. $ 0  
8. Consolidate, summarize, and distribute resident fish and reservoir indices and data, as directed by the fish and wildlife managers. N/A $ 0  
9. 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. $ 0  
10. 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. (con't) This includes Implementation Team and technical committee meetings. $ 0  
11. Respond to data requests from state and federal agencies, tribes, private and public utilities, interest groups, and the public at large. $ 0  
12. 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. $ 0  
13. Maintain a freeze brand coordination program. Maintain a freeze brand data base. $ 0  
14. Prepare a Fish Passage Center Annual Report, summarizing fish migration and fish passage operations and implementation and resident fish indices. $ 0  
15. Meet ESA permit requirements and reporting requirements for the Smolt Monitoring Program. Respond to NMFS requests for review of specific Section 10 permit applications $ 0  
16. 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. $ 0  
17. 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 (see con't) (con't) of water quality issues, such as dissolved gas levels as it relates to spill for fish passage; the System Configuration Team (SCT); the Technical Management Team (TMT); the Dissolved Gas Team (DGT; & the Implementation Team (IT). $ 0  
18. 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, (con't) and operations, in addition to the FPC Annual Report. $ 0  
19. Maintain a current knowledge of the daily operation of the hydrosystem. Maintain communication with the operators and regulators on a daily basis. $ 0  
20. Maintain a Fish Passage Center Internet page. $ 0  
21. 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. $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$1,526,204 $1,617,717 $1,371,354 $1,439,872


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel $704,610
Fringe $243,752
Supplies $154,673
Travel $ 13,475
Indirect $167,477
Capital $ 9,800
Total Itemized Budget $1,293,787


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $1,293,787
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $1,293,787
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $1,119,984
% change from forecast 15.5%


Reason for change in estimated budget

The primary reason for change in the estimated budget is the addition of an analytical staff position, which would benefit the agencies and tribes by enhancing the FPC ability to respond to requests for analysis, review of proposed studies and review of research results and their applications to fish passage management and mitigation decisions.


Reason for change in scope

The volume of data generated by the Comparative Survival Study is increasing. Specific analytical expertise would assist FPC in completing the data analysis and report for CSS Oversight Committee review more quickly. The CSS study has an increasingly broad application & could become a significant component of the artificial production review. Additional analytical capability allows the FPC to better respond to the agencies and tribes’ analysis needs in this process. The regional process has added a large burden to the agencies and tribes’ technical staffs for reviewing study proposals and research results. These research projects become the basis for fish mitigation decisions. Review of research proposals and results by FPC staff is efficient because initial staff technical work is provided to all agencies and tribes which reduces duplication of effort. State, tribal & federal salmon managers use technical reviews to develop positions on research funding & application of results.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Monitoring and evaluation $1,371,354 $1,439,872 $1,526,204 $1,617,717
Total Outyear Budgets $1,371,354 $1,439,872 $1,526,204 $1,617,717
 

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
$1,203,144
Comment:
The primary reason for change in the estimated budget is the addition of an analytical staff position, which would benefit the agencies and tribes by enhancing the FPC ability to respond to requests for analysis, review of proposed studies and review of research results and their applications to fish passage management and mitigation decisions. Change in budget is $173,803. The addition of this position has not been agreed upon by CBFWA. The tribes have a desire to have their manager position reinstated as a priority over additional analytical staff. This is a policy discussion that needs to be resolved at CBFWA.

The volume of data generated by the Comparative Survival Study (CCS) is increasing. Specific analytical expertise would assist FPC in completing the data analysis and report for CSS Oversight Committee review more quickly. The CSS study has an increasingly broad application and could become a significant component of the Artificial Production Review. Additional analytical capability allows the FPC to better respond to the agencies and tribes' analysis needs in this process. The regional process has added a large burden to the agencies and tribes' technical staffs for reviewing study proposals and research results. These research projects become the basis for fish mitigation decisions. Review of research proposals and results by FPC staff is efficient because initial staff technical work is provided to all agencies and tribes which reduces duplication of effort. State, tribal and federal salmon managers use technical reviews to develop positions on research funding and application of results.


BPA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Date:
Sep 8, 2000
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
CBFWA comment: The primary reason for change in the estimated budget is the addition of an analytical staff position, which would benefit the agencies and tribes by enhancing the FPC ability to respond to requests for analysis, review of proposed studies and review of research results and their applications to fish passage management and mitigation decisions. Change in budget is $173,803. The addition of this position has not been agreed upon by CBFWA. The tribes have a desire to have their manager position reinstated as a priority over additional analytical staff. This is a policy discussion that needs to be resolved at CBFWA.

The volume of data generated by the Comparative Survival Study (CCS) is increasing. Specific analytical expertise would assist FPC in completing the data analysis and report for CSS Oversight Committee review more quickly. The CSS study has an increasingly broad application and could become a significant component of the Artificial Production Review. Additional analytical capability allows the FPC to better respond to the agencies' and tribes' analytical needs in this process. The regional process has added a large burden to the agencies' and tribes' technical staffs for reviewing study proposals and research results. These research projects become the basis for fish mitigation decisions. Review of research proposals and results by FPC staff is efficient because initial staff technical work is provided to all agencies and tribes which reduces duplication of effort. State, tribal and federal salmon managers use technical reviews to develop positions on research funding and application of results.

BPA response: BPA agrees that the data generated by the project 9602000, Comparative Survival Study (CSS), is increasing and that it is important to complete timely data analysis and reporting of results to the scientific fisheries community. To best accommodate this need, it is suggested that the FPC and CBFWA consider adding the requested analytical staff position to project 9602000 rather than project 199403300.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$1,100,000
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:
$1,302,904
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$1,302,904
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$1,302,904
Sponsor (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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