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 25, 2009 Finalized March 4, 2009

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 2002 003 00
BPA Project Name: Secure and Restore F&W Habitat
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Cecilia Brown
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Confederated Tribes of the Salish and Kootenai
Funding Type: capital
Project Leader: Cecilia Brown
Province: Mountain Columbia
Subbasin: Flathead
 
Contact Person
First Name: Lynn
Last Name DuCharme
Address: PO Box 278
City, State Zip: Pablo, MT 59855
Phone: 406-883-2888
Fax: 406-883-2897
Email: lynnd@cskt.org

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
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Address: Address:
City, State Zip: City, State Zip:
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Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species resident 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: Reducing the scope of the project will result in a smaller amount of resident fish habitat being protected, prolonging the completion of BPA's resident fish mitigation. Land prices have fallen slightly in the last 12 months in the Flathead Basin; however, prices are still high and are predicted to increase.
Deferral of existing work elements to later date: Deferral of this work to the future would have similar detrimental effects as reducing the existing scope.

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
No Locations Entered

Is this/Are these the same study location(s) that was/were identified in the original proposal? No

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? No

Section 2c: Description (Work Element Information)
What work elements in the existing proposal does the proposed modification address?
Work Element Work Element Title
N/A Purchase property

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) CSKT and MFWP are working with BPA to protect critical fish habitat in-perpetuity through acquisition and conservation easements. The realty staff at BPA have a full workload and as such, may not be able to finish their portion of the review process to fund the pending acquisitions this fiscal year.

This request is consistent with the MOA signed between MFWP, CSKT, and MFWP. As stated in Section 1A of the MOA, “If the Co-trustees fail to expend such funds within a fiscal year, then, subject to capital availability, BPA will continue to make available the balance of unexpended funds together with the funds for the subsequent year so that the full balance will be available to the Co-trustees for acquisition of interests in real property.”

Completion is scheduled for September 30, 2009 (end of FY09). This coincides with the expiration of the MOA.


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

Explain: This project solely entails the acquisition of resident fish habitat from private landowners. Landowner negotiations take a substantial amount of time, are sensitive in nature and time dependant. To defer any acquisition to the following year would not represent good faith negotiations and would surely lose opportunities to protect important habitat.

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)
n/a habitat This project deals with resident fish and does not cover species consulted on in the NMFS BiOps.

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Resident fish protection This project seeks to protect resident fish habitat in the Flathead Subbasin in Montana through fee title acquisition or conservation easement. The Tribe and MFWP have selected the following properties to purchase in FY09: Otopaulik (already closed) $668,000, Hay Creek $400,000, Ingham $2,030,000, Curry $175,000, Louden $1,000,000, Pitts $650,000, Howes $280,000, Schall $1,535,000, McDowell $535,000, McDowell (Covenant 1) $390,000, McDowell (Covenant 1) $200,000, Vergeront $365,000, and Fyant $210,700.

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
1991 019 01 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Flathead Lake Resident fish mitigation
1991 019 03 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Habitat Resident fish mitigation
1995 004 00 Libby Mitigation Implementation Resident fish mitigation

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?
Resident fish protection Land Purchase Purchase Property Protect resident fish habitat through fee title acquisition or conservation easement. kilometers of streamside or natural lake habitat 1 $2,829,700 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

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 $2,829,700
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $8,829,700

Outyear Budget Totals
Not applicable

Cost sharing associated with this modification
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?

Section 9: Narrative, Maps and Project Documents
No documents are associated with this request

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
3/4/2009  2/25/2009  NA      Submitted  $2,829,700   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
3/4/2009  3/4/2009  BPA    CAT-4: Lost Opportunity  Under BPA Review  $ 0  3/13/2009 
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
3/4/2009  5/15/2009  BPA  Reschedule    BPA Approved  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
BPA approves to approve this request. The 07-09 capital budget will be reallocated in that the FY09 budget is $9,599,700. The 3-year total does not change.   

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