Rescheduling Request for FY 2006, Project 200740200

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Project Status Work Funded
Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number: 200740200
BPA Project Name: Snake River Sockeye Salmon New Hatchery Expansion
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
No 1: 00091055 Release: Contract Name: BPA's requisition # for sockeye expansion project
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Greg Baesler
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Funding Type: expense
Contact Person
First Name: Paul
Last Name Kline
Address: 1414 E. Locust Ln.
City, State Zip: Nampa, Idaho, 83686
Phone: (208) 465-8404
Fax: (208) 465-8434

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2006: $ 0
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $75,000
Explanation or Additional Information: Expense funds have been obligated to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in FY08 ($75,000) and FY09 (225,000) to apply to scoping, planning, and design efforts needed secure additional sockeye salmon incubation and rearing space in Idaho. New hatchery space will be used to produce between 500,000 and 1,000,000 smolts annually. Eggs will be produced at the program's IDFG Eagle Fish Hatchery and NOAA Burley Creek Hatchery. This is a "PRESCHEDULE" not a "reschedule." The request is to preschedule $75,000 in FY08 expense funds to FY07. A statement of work and contract between BPA and IDFG is being prepared concurrently. Work elements, milestones and timelines are being formunated as part of this process to guide this phase of the new hatchery expansion effort.

Section 3: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Activity Description Original Start Date Original End Date New Start Date New End Date Condition/Situation Creating the Need to Reschedule Cost What Will Enable the Work to be Achieved Now?
Property appraisal, testing and scoping, potential option to purchase payment      9/1/2007  8/31/2008  Urgency to acquire new rearing facility to meet BPA Proposed Action expectations as well as biological needs of the IDFG program.  $75,000  Preschedule of $75,000 in FY08 funds needed. SOW and contract need to be completed by IDFG and BPA. Follow-up property appraisal by BPA needed. 

Please explain why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and would jeopardize the project:
Reducing existing scope of project
(i.e., eliminating some activities planned for FY 2007 to accommodate the FY 2006 activities)
The proposed project will fund initial efforts to locate, survey, and secure a new sockeye salmon incubation and rearing hatchery in Idaho. Project funds will be used to pay for various site and water supply surveys, property appraisals, and for an earnest money deposit or "option to buy" payment(assumes owner accepts market value offer). All of the above elements are considered necessary and, as such, no reduction in the scope of this request is recommended. The proposed project is consistent with the Proposed Action provided by the Hatchery and Harvest Committee for the 2007 FCRPS Biological Opinion.
Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2007 activities to FY 2008 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
The effort to locate and secure new hatchery space and to meet near-term deadlines will be jeopardized if this preschedule does not occur. Currently, one property has been identified that potentially meets program expansion criteria (from a water supply and water quality perspective). If pre-acquisition surveys, the appraisal process, or any other aspect of the effort to secure this particular property leads to a conclusion that it is no longer desirable to pursue purchasing, efforts will shift to identifying and securing a different property. The IDFG Eagle Hatchery is currently rearing the new broodstock group that will mature in captivity and serve as parents to produce the eggs that will be transferred to the new incubation and rearing facility. Eggs will be available to transfer to a new facility in December, 2009. This transfer assumes that planned modifications to the IDFG Eagle Fish Hatchery will not be delayed. While this is a separate matter, it remains an urgent need that must occur before any substantive program expansion can proceed. Construction bids have been received for the proposed Eagle project. The low bid to complete Eagle Hatchery modifications is approximately $600,000 over the most recent construction estimate provided by the engineering firm MWH. The bid acceptance period ends September 18, 2007. A notice to proceed must be issued to the contractor by that date or the project will likely be postponed until next spring. As such, a decision must be made on how to proceed and reach a decision to award the contract. Postponing the Eagle project will necessitate the release of the additional broodstock juveniles currently rearing at the Eagle Hatchery. Delays will most likely result in the need to initiate a new construction bid process as well.

Section 4: Documents Pertaining to this Reschedule
No documents are associated with this request