Within-Year Modification Request Form 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
February 27, 2008 Finalized March 5, 2008

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 200712700
BPA Project Name: EXP NPT EFSF SALMON RIV PASSAGE RESTORATION
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Dave Kaplowe
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Nez Perce Tribe
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Mark D. Reaney, JR, PE
Province: Mountain Snake
Subbasin: Salmon
 
Contact Person
First Name: Amanda
Last Name Hendrix
Address: PO Box 365
City, State Zip: Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone: 208.843.7144 ext 3542
Fax: 208.843.9192
Email: amandah@nezperce.org

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Arleen Henry Name
Address: PO Box 365 Address:
City, State Zip: Lapwai, ID 83540 City, State Zip:
Phone: 208.843.7317 ext 2437 Phone:
Fax: 208.843.7319 Fax:
Email: arleenh@nezperce.org Email:
Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi (westslope cutthroat trout)
Oncorhynchus mykiss (steelhead)
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook)
Salvelinus confluentus (bull trout)

Provide explanations as to why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and will jeopardize the project:
Reduction in existing scope of project: No additional funds are being requested. This is a request for a change in scope of the project and an expansion of the geographic area in which to complete project work. The scope of this project would be reduced to the limit of non-existence if not funded for the alternative actions proposed.
Deferral of existing work elements to later date:

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
South Fork Salmon River Watershed

Is this/Are these the same study location(s) that was/were identified in the original proposal? Yes

Condition/situation creating the need for the modification:
Is the situation the result of a catastrophic event that occurred within the existing location? No
Has a habitat/population/mechanical/structural dilemma developed in the proposed study location since the contract was signed with BPA? Yes

Section 2c: Description (Work Element Information)
What work elements in the existing proposal does the proposed modification address?
Work Element Work Element Title
1a: Coordination Coordinate Project Activities
1b: Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Project
1c: Outreach and Education Provide Outreach and Education for the Public
1d: Produce PISCES Status Report Produce PISCES Status Reports
1e: Produce Annual Reports Produce Annual Reports
1f: Produce Design and/or Specifications Produce Final Project Designs
1g: Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation Provide NEPA, ESA Compliance and Cultural Clearance Documentation as well as Obtain Relevant Permits
2b: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect data for project implementation and efficacy analysis
2c: Trap and Haul Perform fish salvage during implementation
3b: Install Fish Passage Structure Reestablish connectivity and fish passage
3c: Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel Perform stream channel and streambank restoration
4a: Increase Instream Habitat Complexity Install Large Woody Debris as needed
4b: Enhance Floodplain Recontour, construct/ammend soils, and revegetate floodplain
4c: Plant Vegetation Revegetate degraded riparian area
4d: Analyze/Interpret Data Perform project implementation and efficacy analysis

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) To achieve objectives listed in Section 2E, this request for a change in scope to modify and expand the geographic area in which to complete project work must be approved.

Does not implementing this modification jeopardize the ability to achieve existing biological objectives of this project, as well as other projects? Yes

Explain: No biological objectives will be achieved without the approval of this change in scope to modify and expand the geographic area in which to complete project work.

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 2004 habitat The proposed project work will directly address the identified limiting factor of channel morphology for Snake River steelhead by restoring 5 miles of upstream access to native and anadromous fish populations as well as restoring 12 miles of stream complexity.

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Reduce instream sedimentation Reduce instream sedimentation to levels meetings applicable water quality standards
Rehabilitate connectivity Rehabilitate connectivity where it will benefit native fish populations, with an emphasis on bull trout
Improve bank stability Improve bank stability to properly functioning condition
Improve connectivity & access Improve connectivity and access to habitat currently blocked by mandmade barriers
Improve connectivity & access Improve floodplain connectivity and access to side channel habitat to help offset losses of pool habitat

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
0002644 Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP) Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP)(USFWS project 0002644) involves the collection of adult data from the South Fork Salmon River since 1992 as part of a long term monitoring effort funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
198909800 Salmon Studies ID Rivers IDFG The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is a cooperator in the Idaho Supplementation Studies in Idaho Rivers project and currently operates screw traps to collect juvenile fish data from South Fork Salmon River.
199604300 The Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement (JCAPE) The Johnson Creek Artificial Propagation Enhancement project was initiated in 1996 and has operated juvenile trapping facilities on Johnson Creek (ID) and an adult weir since 1998.
199706000 Clearwater Focus Watershed Np This project coordinates watershed projects within the Nez Perce Tribe Treaty Territory.

Section 4: Estimated Budget for Planning & Design phase for this request (request amount only)

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?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Planning & Design
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Planning & Design

Section 5: Estimated Budget for Contruction/Implementation phase for this request (request amount only)

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?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Contruction/Implementation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Contruction/Implementation

Section 6: Estimated Budget for Operations & Maintenance phase for this request (request amount only)

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?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Operations & Maintenance
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Operations & Maintenance

Section 7: Estimated Budget for Monitoring & Evaluation phase for this request (request amount only)

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?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Monitoring & Evaluation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Monitoring & Evaluation

Section 8: Total Budget Modification Request

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $ 0
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $ 0

Outyear Budget Totals
Not applicable

Cost sharing associated with this modification
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?
USFS AOP Culvert Replacements: EFSFSR Road $430,000 Cash
USFS AOP Culvert Replacements: SFSR Road $250,000 Cash
USFS AOP Culverts Replacements: Warren Wagon Road $120,000 Cash
USFS AOP Culvert Replacement: Chinook Campground $20,000 Cash
USFS NEPA and ESA Consultation $100,000 In-Kind
USFS Road Decommissioning $240,000 In-Kind
USFS Consultation, Permits, Fish Salvage, MOU Development with Counties $10,000 In-Kind
IDFG Riparian Plantings $30,000 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
3/5/2008  2/27/2008  NA      Submitted  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
3/5/2008  3/5/2008  BOG  Scope  CAT-5: Other  Under BOG Review  $ 0  5/13/2008 
Decision Comments Next Steps
There are scope issues and need to determine how it relates to the BiOp. The scope is passage vs. road decommisioning.  This request will be pooled up for the Quarterly Review and a decision in May. 
3/5/2008  5/15/2008  BPA  Scope    BPA Approved  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
BPA supports this change in scope with Council concurrence for '08 and '09. Sponsor must work with COTR to prioritize non-passage related work on a case-by-case basis.  proceed with negotiation with COTR and contracting 

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