Request for New Funding for FY 2008

 
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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Section 2: Description
Section 3: Related Projects
Section 4: Planning and Design
Section 5: Construction/Implementation
Section 6: Operations and Maintenance
Section 7: Monitoring and Evaluation
Section 8: Total Budget
Section 9: Project Documents
Part 2. Current Status of Modification Request
Part 3. Comments on this Modification Request


Part 1 of 3. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status BOG Meeting Date
November 28, 2007 Finalized December 5, 2007

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year New
BPA Project Number: 200800400
BPA Project Name: Sea lion Predation Rate Estimation and Nonlethal Hazing
COTR/BPA Project Manager: No COTR Assigned
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: CRITFC
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Doug Hatch
Short Description: Pilot project to estimate sea lion predation rates on salmon below Bonneville Dam and implement nonlethal hazing
Province: Lower Columbia
Subbasin: Columbia Lower
 
Contact Person
First Name: Doug
Last Name Hatch
Address: 729 NE Oregon, Suite 200
City, State Zip: Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503 238 0667
Fax: 503 235 4228
Email: hatd@critfc.org

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Jon Matthews Name Phil Roger
Address: 729 NE Oregon, Suite 200 Address: 729 NE Oregon, Suite 200
City, State Zip: Portland, OR 97232 City, State Zip: Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503 238 0667 Phone: 503 238 0667
Fax: 503 235 4228 Fax: 503 235 4228
Email: matj@critfc.org Email: rogp@critfc.org
Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species fish
mammals
Acipenser transmontanus (white sturgeon)
Lampetra tridentata (pacific lamprey)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (steelhead)
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook)

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
45.650216 -121.928037 Below Bonneville Dam

Section 2c: Information Transfer
In what ways will information from this project be transferred or used? Weekly inseason status reports will emailed to managers. These data will be evaluated by the co-managers and used by the Columbia River Pinniped Fishery Interaction Task Force to assess significant negative impacts to salmonids.

Section 2d: Description (BiOp Information)
NMFS and/or FWS Biological Opinion that this funding request addresses Strategy
NMFS &/or USFWS
How proposed actions will address the BiOp
(i.e., substrategy / limiting factor / metric to be achieved)
NMFS 2007 RPA 49 &69 predator control Support land and water based harassment efforts by NOAA Fisheries, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Tribes to keep sea lions away from the area immediately downstream of Bonneville Dam. Estimate overall sea lion abundance immediately below Bonneville Dam (downstream of the COE observation area). Monitor the spatial and temporal distribution of sea lion predation attempts and estimate predation rates. Monitor the effectiveness of deterrent actions. BiOp RPA 49, 69

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Haze sea lions Conduct boat based non-lethal hazing on sea lions in the area from Bonneville Dam downstream to navigation marker 85. Cracker shells, seal bombs, and rubber bullets will be used. Hazing will occur 6 hours per day, 5 days per week from about March 1, 2008 through May 31, 2008. Activities will be coordinated with and complimentary to the Corps and States activities.
sea lion predation estimation Conduct a pilot project to develop methodology to estimate sea lion predation downstream of the Corps current observation area at Bonneville Dam.

Section 3: Is This Funding Request Related to Other Projects in the Basin?

Other projects that are related to this request
Project # Project Title/Description Nature of Relationship

Section 4: Estimated Budget for Planning & Design phase

Work element-based estimated budget
Planning & Design
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
sea lion predation estimation Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals Develop a video technique for estimating sea lion predation The notion is to adapt video fish counting technology that we have developed to enumerate sea lions and salmon predation. A video system would be deployed to observe river surface activities in measured areas of the river. Software would be used to scan recordings and select times when water surface disturbances are detected. Technicians would than review these time periods and note sea lion presence and predation activities. An additional video system would be deployed within the Corps observation area to evaluate the video system. [Not Entered] 6 $6,500 No
Haze sea lions Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals Haze sea lions Conduct non-lethal boat based sea lion hazing in collaboration with Oregon, Washington, and the Corps. Specific methods will include seal bombs, cracker shells, and rubber bullets. Techniques will be consistent with those used in 2006. Hazing would occur for approximately 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. A 3 person crew will be used and consist of a boat operator, a hazer, and a data recorder. Data on each sea lion encounter will be recorded including time / duration of the encounter, species, location, and predation. Hazing would commence about March 1, 2008 and conclude about May 31, 2008. Dates will ultimately depend on the presence of sea lions. [Not En 6 $6,500 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
Planning & Design
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost
Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals sea lion hazing 2009 2014 $32,500
Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals predation estimation 2009 2014 $32,500

Outyear totals
Planning & Design
FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
$13,000 $13,000 $13,000 $13,000

Section 5: Estimated Budget for Contruction/Implementation phase

Work element-based estimated budget
Contruction/Implementation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
sea lion predation estimation Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals Develop a video technique for estimating sea lion predation The notion is to adapt video fish counting technology that we have developed to enumerate sea lions and salmon predation. A video system would be deployed to observe river surface activities in measured areas of the river. Software would be used to scan recordings and select times when water surface disturbances are detected. Technicians would than review these time periods and note sea lion presence and predation activities. An additional video system would be deployed within the Corps observation area to evaluate the video system 6 $76,251 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
Contruction/Implementation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost
Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals Estimate predation 2009 2014 $200,000

Outyear totals
Contruction/Implementation
FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
$40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Section 6: Estimated Budget for Operations & Maintenance phase

Work element-based estimated budget
Operations & Maintenance
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
Haze sea lions Remove or Relocate Non-predaceous Animals Haze Sea Lions Conduct non-lethal boat based sea lion hazing in collaboration with Oregon, Washington, and the Corps. Specific methods will include seal bombs, cracker shells, and rubber bullets. Techniques will be consistent with those used in 2006. Hazing would occur for approximately 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. A 3 person crew will be used and consist of a boat operator, a hazer, and a data recorder. Data on each sea lion encounter will be recorded including time / duration of the encounter, species, location, and predation. Hazing would commence about March 1, 2008 and conclude about May 31, 2008. Dates will ultimately depend on the presence of sea lions. [Not Entered] 6 $133,340 No
sea lion predation estimation Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals Develop a video technique for estimating sea lion predation The notion is to adapt video fish counting technology that we have developed to enumerate sea lions and salmon predation. A video system would be deployed to observe river surface activities in measured areas of the river. Software would be used to scan recordings and select times when water surface disturbances are detected. Technicians would than review these time periods and note sea lion presence and predation activities. An additional video system would be deployed within the Corps observation area to evaluate the video system [Not Entered] 6 $80,032 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
Operations & Maintenance
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost
Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals Estimate predation 2009 2014 $375,000

Outyear totals
Operations & Maintenance
FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
$205,000 $213,200 $221,728 $230,597

Section 7: Estimated Budget for Monitoring & Evaluation phase

Work element-based estimated budget
Monitoring & Evaluation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
Haze sea lions Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals Haze Sea Lions 6 $ 0 No
sea lion predation estimation Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals Develop a video technique for estimating sea lion predation 6 $ 0 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget
Monitoring & Evaluation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost
Remove or Relocate Predaceous Animals Haze sea lions 0 0 $ 0

Outyear totals
Monitoring & Evaluation
FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
$ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

Section 8: Total Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost
Personnel [blank] $72,002
Fringe Benefits [blank] $23,401
Travel [blank] $4,005
Supplies [blank] $123,191
Overhead [blank] $80,024

Total Estimated Budget
Total FY 2008 budget for this project $302,623

Outyear Budget Totals
  2009 2010 2011 2012
Planning & Design $ 13,000 $ 13,000 $ 13,000 $ 13,000
Construction & Implementation $ 40,000 $ 40,000 $ 40,000 $ 40,000
Operations & Maintenance $205,000 $213,200 $221,728 $230,597
Monitoring & Evaluation $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Total Outyear Budgets $258,000 $266,200 $274,728 $283,597

Cost sharing
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?
CRITFC support crew and travel $10,000 In-Kind

Section 9: Narrative, Maps and Project Documents
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 3. Current Status of Modification Request
Meeting Date Status Record Entry Date Decision Group Adjustment Category Urgency Status Budget Impact Reconsider Date
12/5/2007  11/28/2007  NA      Submitted  $302,623   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
12/5/2007  12/5/2007  BOG  Budget  CAT-5: Other  Under BOG Review  $302,623  2/20/2008 
Decision Comments Next Steps
These are new proposals (State and CRITFC) that are not just for one time. BPA would like to consider combining the proposal for efficiency. Under the BiOp RPAs 49 and 69. ISRP determination is needed. This request for FY'08 and '09.  This request is being pooled up for the First Quarterly Review in January, and Council recommendation in February. 
12/5/2007  2/19/2008  BPA  New    BPA Approved  $75,000   
Decision Comments Next Steps
BPA approves part of proposal. Support '08 budget of $75,000. BPA-COTR is Jan Brady.   

Part 3 of 3. Comments on this Modification Request
There are no comments on this proposed modification.