Rescheduling Request for FY 2007, Project

Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number:
BPA Project Name: Oregon Fish Screens Project
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
No 1: 39727 Release: 5 Contract Name: ODFW FISH SCREENS CULTURAL RESOURCE SURVEYS
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Jamie Swan
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Funding Type: expense
Contact Person
First Name: Kelly
Last Name Stokes
Address: PO Box 515
City, State Zip: John Day, OR 97845-0515
Phone: 541-575-0561
Fax: 541-575-0868
Email: kelly.s.stokes@state.or.us

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $30,890
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2008: $13,260
Explanation or Additional Information: Due to recent changes as per BPA Environmental Compliance Personnel, Cultural Resource Surveys are now a requirement for new and replacement fish screen and passage projects. The "On-the-ground" phase of the project was delayed while Cultural Surveys were being completed, and/or evaluated at proposed sites. The project has a number of sites identified, and the project is implemented on a volunteer basis (landowner/water user permission). The project has on-the-ground limiting factors, which can cause priorities to change in a very short timeframe. These factors include weather, irrigation rotation, crop rotation and harvest, access conditions and landowner cooperation. This creates the need to have numerous projects identified so that we can still meet our commitment of completed projects.

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?
Cultural Resource Surveys  1/1/2009  12/31/2009  1/1/2010  12/31/2010  Due to new cultural requirements that were put upon the project and delayed implementation, request to carryover remaining funds to perform additional cultural surveys   $13,260  Additional surveys for future implementation years 

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)
There was a six month delay in completing cultural resource surveys in FY2009 that delayed project implementation. There is a very limited expense budget of $30,000 per contract year for Cultural Resource requirements (compared to the $1,000,000 in capital), and because of the need to have numerous projects identified (ie, projects are on a volunteer basis, on the ground work affected by weather, landowner cooperation, etc.), we would like to use the remaining funds to complete additional cultural resource surveys to fulfill project year commitments.
Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2008 activities to FY 2009 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
There was a six month delay in completing cultural resource surveys in FY2009 that delayed project implementation. There is a very limited expense budget of $30,000 per contract year for Cultural Resource requirements (compared to the $1,000,000 in capital) and because of the need to have numerous projects identified (ie, projects are on a volunteer basis, on the ground work affected by weather, landowner cooperation, etc.), we would like to use the remaining funds to complete additional cultural resource surveys to fulfill project year commitments.

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