Rescheduling Request for FY 2007, Project 200714500

 
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Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number: 200714500
BPA Project Name: Okanogan Livestock and Water
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
No 1: 34510 Release: Contract Name: 200714500 EXP OKANOGAN LIVESTOCK AND WATER
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Sarah Branum
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Okanogan Conservation District
Funding Type: expense
Contact Person
First Name: Erin
Last Name Kaczmarczyk
Address: 1251 S. 2nd Ave. Rm. 101
City, State Zip: Okanogan, WA 98840
Phone: 509-422-0855 ext.105
Fax: 509-422-0532
Email: erink@okanogancd.org

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $14,820
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2008: $14,820
Explanation or Additional Information: Nicholson $3,574.15 (fence) The project was completed under budget. OCD cost-shared with NRCS (EQIP) on this project and NRCS funds ended up covering the cost of the entire project thus there was nothing left for the District to provide cost-share on. The money needs to be freed up to complete more on-the-ground work for next FY08.

Wanacut Creek $1,662.12 (water development), $3857.40 (fence)= $4869.07 The funds for these projects need to be rescheduled to FY08 due to cultural resource complications. NRCS is the lead CR agency on this project and as such the CR survey is set to take place late July 2008- early August 2008. All said, the necessary support documentation will not be completed in time to finish the project before FY07 funds expire.

Stokes $3960.00 (fence) The funds for this project need to be rescheduled for FY08 due to cultural resource complications. By the time the necessary CR paperwork from the USFS arrived it was nearly July. Now, the area has had seasonal fire restrictions placed on it so small engine operation is restricted to certain hours of the day. Starting and attempting to finish the project this time of year is risky due to the fact that the USFS could close the forest completely before the project is finished. Forests do not typically re-open until September 15th , after the first fall rains have started.

Hays $1766.61 (fence) The project was completed under budget. OCD cost-shared with NRCS (EQIP) on this project. $1766.61 were the remaining funds after 7765 ft of fence had been installed. Mr. Hays would like to use the remaining funds to pay for the fencing required for the livestock hardened access points still remaining to be installed. Due to contractor availability, the hardended access watering points cannot be completed until September 2008. Therefore, the money needs to be rescheduled for FY08.


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?
WE- E:40 Install Fence- Complete design, layout, and installation of riparian fencing consistent with contracts developed on lands to protect water quality and ESA species.   9/1/2007  8/31/2008  9/1/2008  10/31/2008  Cultural resource complications and associated logistical difficulties prevented the installation of fencing  $7,817  The work cannot be completed this fiscal year because the necessary CR documentation will not be ready for the project to be implemented before the funds expire. The work can be achieved FY08 after the CR paperwork has been submitted and approved. 
WE- D:34- Develop Alternative Water Source- Complete design, layout and installation of off-stream water developments consistent with the contracts developed with landowners.  9/1/2007  8/31/2008  9/1/2008  10/31/2008  Cultural resource complications and associated logistical difficulties prevented the installation of fencing  $1,662  The work cannot be completed this fiscal year because the necessary CR documentation will not be ready for the project to be implemented before the funds expire. The work can be achieved FY08 after the CR paperwork has been submitted and approved. 
WE- E:40 Install Fence- Complete design, layout, and installation of riparian fencing consistent with contracts developed on lands to protect water quality and ESA species.   9/1/2007  8/31/2008  9/1/2008  8/31/2009  Fencing projects were completed under budget freeing up funds to be spent on other projects. Additional projects could not be considered to use the funds due to necessary time to conduct CR paperwork, surveys, and or reports.  $5,341  The Hays project is expected to continue in September 2008 and will utilize $1766.61 of the funds. The additional funds proposed for rescheduling will go towards funding additional livestock exclusion projects.  

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)
The budget is limited for all three years and reducing the scope from year to year would cause logistical problems with providing enough costshare to keep the program operating and landowner interest peaked. OCD does not expect to be funded beyond the FY07-FY09 period.
Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2008 activities to FY 2009 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
Again the budget is limited for all three years; shifting the entire schedule is not an option because the program would dissolve and OCD would loose program participation due to a lack of available cost-share.

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