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
March 26, 2008 Finalized April 9, 2008

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 1998 010 05
BPA Project Name: Pittsburg Landing Fall Chinook Acclimation Facilities
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Jonathan McCloud
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Nez Perce Tribe
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Bruce M. McLeod
Province: Blue Mountain
Subbasin: Snake Hells Canyon
 
Contact Person
First Name: Bruce
Last Name McLeod
Address: PO Box 365
City, State Zip: Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone: 208-843-7320
Fax: 208-843-2351
Email: brucem@nezperce.org

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Becky Johnson Name Arleen Henry
Address: PO Box 365 Address: PO Box 365
City, State Zip: Lapwai, ID 83540 City, State Zip: Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone: 208-843-7320 Phone: 208-843-7317
Fax: 208-843-2351 Fax: 208-843-7319
Email: beckyj@nezperce.org Email: arleenh@nezperce.org
Note: Fisheries Production Coordinator Note: Finance Accountant

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species fish

Provide explanations as to why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and will jeopardize the project:
Reduction in existing scope of project: Project is ongoing with fall Chinook being acclimated as planned in scope of work. Any reduction in existing scope of project must be made in September of previous year. Program is part of the Snake River Fall Chinook Production Management Plan. The Scope of the project is established by all parties to US v. Oregon.
Deferral of existing work elements to later date: Deferral of existing work elements cannot be changed to a later date because the scope of work requires a strict time line to meet the acclimation goals of the program. Other program cooperators depend upon the movement of fish at a specific date to prevent overloading of fish rearing facilities.

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
46 08 23 116 56 09 On the Snake River Road between Asotin WA and the mouth of the Grande Ronde River at mile 35. The site is on the Washington side of the river.
20 miles upstream of Asotin.

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
Acclimate Juvenile Fish Fall Chinook Acclimation

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) Water is pumped from the Snake River to the fish acclimation pond by two 30 hp submersible pumps. The pumps are controlled by Powerflex 700 Adjustable Frequency AC motor Drives which allow the pumps to operate at 25 to 100% capacity and act as a backup system to the pumps soft start motor drives. One of the 30 hp submersible pumps has stopped pumping water and must be replaced along with the pump motor and the Powerflex 700 motor controller which has also failed. Replacement of the pump, pump motor and motor starter needs to occur as soon as possible to assure optimum environmental conditions for the fish.

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

Explain: Failure to repair pump starter motor will result in early release of yearling fish from this facility and cause a delay or cancellation of the sub-yearling component. The pump starter motors are crucial for following the acclimation protocol which allows the biological objectives of this and other projects to be met.

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)
Aquatic Ecosystem Objective 2A hatchery Strategy 2A7: Maximize natural and artificial production effectiveness in the sub-basin--continue existing and/or implement innovative hatchery production strategies. 2A8: Monitor effectiveness of artificial and natural production strategies.
Biological Objective D hatchery Strategy 1: Maximize hatchery effectiveness, continue innovative hatchery production strategies; Strategy 2: Apply safety-net intervention; Strategy 3: Implement artificial propagation measures; Strategy 4: Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of hatchery and natural.

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Aquatic Ecosystem Objective 2A Increase SARs of naturally produced spawning adults to at least 4 to 6% for spring Chinook, 3% for fall Chinook, and 4% for steelhead, as measured at the Lower Granite Dam, to increase natural production and harvest of fish population (as identified in Appendix A). This project accomplishes priority under the subbasin plan because it produces ESA listed Chinook salmon directly aimed at achieving goals identified in Appendix A ( Hells Canyon Management Plan, p.94). It is the only supplementation program in this subbasin. Further, artificial production from this project is agreed to and mandated under a court ordered agreement in US v. Oregon.
Biological Objective D Utilize a mix of hatchery and natural production strategies for native, localized, and reintroduced populations to meet subbasin goals delineated in Table 3 withing 25 years. This project accomplishes priority work under the subbasin plan because it produces fall Chinook salmon directly aimed at achieving goals identified in table 3 (Clearwater Management Plan, pg. 16). Further more, artificial production from this project is agreed to and mandated under a court ordered agreement in US v. Oregon.

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
1998 010 03 M&E Yearling Snake River Fall Chinook Monitor and evaluate spawning distribution of fall Chinook salmon released as yearlings. Spawning ground surveys in Snake River.
1998 010 04 M&E Snake River Fall Chinook Spawning Monitor and evaluate yearling and sub-yearling fall Chinook salmon released from FCAP facilities. Spawning ground surveys in Salmon, Imnaha, and Grande Ronde Rivers.
200112 Lyons Ferry Hatchery Productions of yearling and sub-yearling fall Chinook for on-station releases and outplant above Lower Granite Dam.

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?
Aquatic Ecosystem Objective 2A Acclimate Juvenile Fish Acclimate Juvenile Fish Acclimate 450,000 fall Chinook salmon yearling and 1,400,000 sub-yearling juvenile fish and release into the Clearwater and Snake Rivers at the acclimation sites each year. # of fish released: 450,000 yearling and 1,400,000 sub-yearlings Ongoing $ 0 No

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
FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
$ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

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?
Aquatic Ecosystem Objective 2A Remove or Relocate Non-predaceous Animals Acclimate Juvenile Fish Acclimate 450,000 fall Chinook salmon yearling and 1,400,000 sub-yearling juvenile fish and release into the Clearwater and Snake Rivers at the acclimation sites each year. # of fish released: 450,000 yearling and 1,400,000 sub-yearlings Ongoing $ 0 No

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
FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
$ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

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?
Aquatic Ecosystem Objective 2A Acclimate Juvenile Fish Acclimate Juvenile Fish Acclimate 450,000 fall Chinook salmon yearling and 1,400,000 sub-yearling juvenile fish and release into the Clearwater and Snake Rivers at the acclimation sites each year. # of fish released: 450,000 yearling and 1,400,000 sub-yearlings Ongoing $18,500 No

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
FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
$ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

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?
Aquatic Ecosystem Objective 2A Acclimate Juvenile Fish Acclimate Juvenile Fish Acclimate 450,000 fall Chinook yearling and 1,400,000 sub-yearling juvenile fish and release into the Clearwater and Snake Rivers at the acclimation sites each year. # of fish released: 450,000 yearling and 1,400,000 sub-yearlings Ongoing $ 0 No

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
FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012
$ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

Section 8: Total Budget Modification Request

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $18,500
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $748,132

Outyear Budget Totals
  2009 2010 2011 2012
Planning & Design $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Construction & Implementation $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Operations & Maintenance $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Monitoring & Evaluation $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Total Outyear Budgets $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

Cost sharing associated with this modification
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or 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
4/9/2008  3/26/2008  NA      Submitted  $18,500   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
4/9/2008  4/9/2008  BPA  Budget  CAT-1: Emergency  BPA Approved  $18,500   
Decision Comments Next Steps
This request to replace the pump was approved by the BPA CO on March 18th.   

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