Rescheduling Request for FY 2007, Project 198810804

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Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number: 198810804
BPA Project Name: StreamNet
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
No 1: 34428 Release: Contract Name:
COTR/BPA Project Manager: John Piccininni
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Funding Type: expense
Contact Person
First Name: Bruce
Last Name Schmidt
Address: 205 SE Spokane St., Suite 100
City, State Zip: Portland, OR 97202
Phone: 503-595-3100
Fax: 503-595-3232

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $58,000
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2008: $58,000
Explanation or Additional Information: Rescheduling uncompleted data development work in eastern WA and several OR subbasins to FY-09, using funds remaining from FY-08

Data technician staff has been reduced in recent years, resulting in insufficient techs to compile all normal data previously obtained in WA and OR, as detailed in the FY 2008 and 2009 work statements. That data development work is now contingent on availability of resources. As a result, in FY-08 acquisition, compilation and georeferencing of data in Washington has been limited to the lower Columbia subbasins, and in Oregon work is progressing by subbasin, with inability to complete all subbasins in the year. FY-09 faces the same limitations.

Unexpectedly, several project staff were supported on other funding sources during FY-08, resulting in funding remaining unspent that could support data development in these areas currently being missed. Since there is little time remaining this fiscal year, we would like to reschedule the funding into FY-2009 to complete this data acquisition and compiling work. This will allow acquisition of data in eastern Washington subbasins and in remaining subbasins in Oregon that otherwise will not be obtained. This will update those data sets to the same year as other work planned in FY-09, essentially doing two years of updates at once. We feel it important to be inclusive of all data in these areas so that ongoing data trends will be continued in all subbasins.

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?
Acquire, compile, georeference and submit fish abundance data in eastern WA subbasins and select OR subbasins.  10/1/2007  9/30/2008  10/1/2008  3/31/2009  Project intent has been to continue all existing abundance trends and develop data for all focal species in the subbasin plans, but staff reductions have reduced capacity for work in eastern WA and some subbasins in OR. That work in FY-08 was contingent on resources to support additional data technician staff time.  $00  Unexpectedly, some project staff time in FY-08 was supported on other funding, making ~$58,000 available to support this work. But, there is insufficient time remaining in the fiscal year to accomplish it. It will be necessary to reschedule the unspent funding to FY-09 if we are to approach full coverage for abundance data in WA and OR in FY-09 (including the preceding year). No new funding is being requested. This represents under 2.6% of the contract. 

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)
Reducing the scope (i.e., not obtaining and compiling data in the mid Columbia subbasins in eastern Washington and in several Oregon subbasins) will mean that fish abundance data in those areas will not be available through the StreamNet database. This would break the long term trends of information for those areas. This also means that data from those areas will not be readily available for wider use for research, management, population assessment or recovery planning purposes or to support higher level regional reporting such as for High Level Indicators or the CBFWA Status of the Resource report.
Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2008 activities to FY 2009 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
This request does shift some uncompleted 2008 work to 2009, but requires that the funding also be moved. The existing staff will not be sufficient to do this work at the same time as the currently scheduled 2009 work. The FY-09 work statement specifically indicates that this work can only be done on a contingent basis. Temporary additional data technician time will be needed to do this data compiling work.

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