Rescheduling Request for FY 2007, Project 199701325

 
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Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number: 199701325
BPA Project Name: Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
No 1: 32817 Release: Contract Name: EXP YKFP Maintenance of Roza Adult Trap Facility
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Patty Smith
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Bureau of Reclamation
Funding Type: expense
Contact Person
First Name: Scott
Last Name Kline
Address: 1917 Marsh Rd
City, State Zip: Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: 509-575-5858 ext 277
Fax: 509-454-5612
Email: skline@pn.usbr.gov

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $2,200
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2008: $2,200
Explanation or Additional Information: The operators of the Roza Adult Trap have asked Reclamation to modify the facility to more easily transport anaesthetized adult salmon from the holding tanks to the fish transport truck. These salmon are those taken for broodstock for spawning at the Cle Elum Research and Supplementation Facility. Presently the fish must be hand-carried from the holding tank to the fish transport truck, an 80-foot pathway with several turns and unavoidable obstacles. To do this creates a tripping hazard for those who must carry the fish. Also, when the peak of the spring chinook run is passing through the Roza Adult Trap, transporting and processing hundreds of fish per day is physically demanding and can increase the risk of work-related injuries. The Roza Adult Trap was constructed with a way to transfer fish from the holding tanks to the truck with minimal handling, but the existing infrastructure to do that resulted in pre-spawning mortality of fish to be in the range of 50-75%. Hand-carrying the fish reduces pre-spawning mortality to less than 4%.

The reschedule of funding will allow Reclamation's maintenance personnel to design a way to transfer the fish that preserves or improves the low pre-spawning mortality presently observed and reduces the safety hazard for the operators of the Roza Adult Trap. The reschedule of funds will allow for design of this modification only. Implementation of the modification will attempt to be completed with normal funding allocated to extra ordinary maintenance. If, after design has been completed and cost estimates are beyond what we believe we can handle under the existing contract, we will ask for a budget modification to complete implementation. This reschedule activity would fall under Work Element 61, Maintain Hatchery, Extra ordinary Maintenance.


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?
Modify the Roza Adult Trap to transport anaesthetized adult salmon from the holding tanks to the fish transport truck while minimizing the safety hazard associated with that task. Work Element 61, Maintain Hatchery, Extra ordinary Maintenance.  5/1/2007  4/30/2008  6/2/2008  4/30/2009  The maintenance personnel who perform the work at the Roza Adult Trap had an unusual number of tasks at other sites during the contract period and so were unable to find the time to complete this proposed maintenance at the Adult Trap.   $2,200  FY2008 is expected to be a more normal year with regard to the number of tasks that the maintenance personnel must complete at other locations, so they will have sufficient time to address this proposed maintenance. 

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)
Maintaining the Roza Adult Trap Facility typically requires the entire funding allocated to it. Though the yearly budget is $10,000, the yearly expenses have been as high as $15,500 and is difficult to predict from year to year. If something essential breaks, it needs to be fixed to keep the Adult Trap functioning properly. To eliminate tasks planned for FY2008 to accommodate tasks that were not completed in FY2007 would result in an increased risk of equipment failure that would jeopardize operation of the Roza Adult Trap in FY2008.
Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2008 activities to FY 2009 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
Maintaining the Roza Adult Trap Facility typically requires the entire funding allocated to it. Though the yearly budget is $10,000, the yearly expenses have been as high as $15,500 and is difficult to predict from year to year. If something essential breaks, it needs to be fixed immediately to keep the Adult Trap functioning properly. To defer tasks planned for FY2008 into FY2009 to accommodate tasks that were not completed in FY2007 could jeopardize the proper function of the Roza Adult Trap for FY2008.

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