Rescheduling Request for FY 2007, Project 200724900

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Project Status Work Funded
Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number: 200724900
BPA Project Name: Evaluation of Live Capture Gear
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
No 1: 33620 Release: Contract Name: Evaluation of Live Capture Gear
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Linda Hermeston
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Colville Confederated Tribes
Funding Type: expense
Contact Person
First Name: Keith
Last Name Kutchins
Address: P.O. Box 150
City, State Zip: Nespelem, WA 99155
Phone: 509-209-2419
Fax: 509-209-2421

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $185,070
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2008: $185,070
Explanation or Additional Information: Even though BPA did not request it, the CCT wants to honor the NPCC and ISRP request to review the first phase product before continuing with additional phases. The CCT used $185,070 less funding than BPA approved in FY07 and requests to use those funds in FY08.

The first phase, in FY07, is finalizing a sampling design that incorporates the results of the work completed in FY07 by WDFW and CCT (Use of Live-Capture Selective Harvest for Brood Stock Collection) with a preliminary evaluation of the feasibility of additional live capture gears, and hiring of key personnel.

The next phase (FY08-09) is to move forward with the environmental compliance process while deploying and evaluating specific gears in a cost effective manner by testing applicability of gears before purchasing potentially very expensive capital equipment (e.g., chartering purse seine, boats and fish wheel before purchase).

The next phase will include the deployment of specific live-capture gear in order to evaluate their efficacy in providing Tribal harvest that utilizes modern techniques that incorporate traditional and cultural properties while maximizing catch-per-unit-effort of target species, post release survival, and safety while minimizing by-catch and cost.

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?
Evaluate live-capture gear that use modern methods that incorporate traditional and culturally important properties to provide Tribal harvest while minimizing by-catch and cost while maximizing CPUE of target fish, post-release survival and safety.      6/1/2008  5/31/2009  Honor NPCC and ISRP recommendation for review of phase 1 before entering phase 2  $185,070  Approval by BOG to move money for work in 08 and approval of NWPPC staff of methods developed. 

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 2008 to accommodate the FY 2007 activities)
Based on the review of Phase I, Phase II will implement scope of work for two full years of the project to deploy gears and selectively harvest fish to meet the tribes harvest and natural production objectives. Expanded scope is necessary to complete environmental compliance processes and testing the applicability of gears prior to purchase. It is not possible to eliminate tasks in either 08 or 09.
Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2008 activities to FY 2009 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
Phase II is being developed for work to be done over two years, FY 08-09, with check in points by BPA and NWPCC.

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