Rescheduling Request for FY 2007, Project 199202601

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Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number: 199202601
BPA Project Name: Grande Ronde Model Watershed
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
No 1: 34740 Release: Contract Name: GRMW CAP Planning/Design
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Tracy Hauser
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Grande Ronde Model Watershed Program
Funding Type: expense
Contact Person
First Name: Lyle
Last Name Kuchenbecker
Address: 1114 J Avenue
City, State Zip: LaGrande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-663-0570
Fax: 541-962-1585

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $50,000
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2008: $50,000
Explanation or Additional Information: We propose to move FY07 EXP $50,000 over to FY07 Capital to cover over allocation of FY07 Capital budget of $300,000 which will increase the budget to $350,00. These funds were earmarked BiOp funds which are used for BiOp captial project planning and design. These dollars are coming from the overall BiOp pot which doesn’t differentiate between EXP and CAP.

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 A: Capital Project Engineering  9/10/2007      4/30/2009  Forest Service added 2 more projects from the original 4. The USFS engineering shop has lagged behind when they agreed to turn design comments around on a two-week schedule so as not to tie AP engineers up, but the two weeks turned into 2 or even 3 months in some cases. They have changed design criteria and standards on a regular basis throughout the design process which resulted in higher per project design cost. Additionally NOAA fish passage design review on non-USFS projects has been sporadic, inconsistent and not at all timely resulting in numerous redesigns and redrafting of plans.  $50,000  Already added 50K BIOp funds to contract to finish up planning/design for Forest Service projects, which increased from 4 to 6. 

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)
We are not reducing scope. This will remain the same - the money is to cover existing planning and design for BiOp capital projects under the GRMW.
Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2008 activities to FY 2009 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
Not doubling up task, see above

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