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
October 28, 2009 Finalized November 4, 2009

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 199206103
BPA Project Name: Albeni Falls Wildlife Mitigation: Idaho Department of Fish & Game
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Virgil Watts
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: BPA
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Kathy Cousins
Province: Intermountain
Subbasin: Pend Oreille
 
Contact Person
First Name: Lee
Last Name Watts
Address: 905 NE 11th Ave
City, State Zip: Portland OR 97232
Phone: (503) 230-4625
Fax:
Email: vlwatts@bpa.gov

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Lee Name Kathy Cousins
Address: Watts Address: 2885 W. Kathleen Ave
City, State Zip: Portland OR 97232 City, State Zip: Coeur d'Alene ID
Phone: (503) 230-4625 Phone: (208) 769 - 1414
Fax: Fax:
Email: vlwatts@bpa.gov Email: kcousins@idfg.idaho.gov
Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species all species

Provide explanations as to why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and will jeopardize the project:
Reduction in existing scope of project:
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
Lake Pend Oreille

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? No

Section 2c: Description (Work Element Information)
What work elements in the existing proposal does the proposed modification address?
Work Element Work Element Title
Produce Plan or Assessment LIDAR Survey of areas around Lake Pend Oreille

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) BPA proposes to generate a LIDAR map of Lake Pend Oreille from Cabinet Gorge Dam downstream to a mile past Albeni Falls dam. Funds from the within-year requests will cover this cost, and data will be shared with IDFG, COE and the Kalispel Tribe. BPA is requesting a budget increase because all funds from the above contracts are allocated to accomplish other work elements. This data needs to be collected by mid-November 2009 so that snowfall and snow cover do not distort the LIDAR images. The map will include any wetlands, islands or exposed areas from elevation 2062.5 down to elevation 2051. The features we are interested in are areas within the operating range of the dam. Data will be taken in a one mile swath around the lake boundry (water elevartions can be filled in between shorelines); mud, gravel, vegetation types (milfoil,grass, shrubs, trees), roads, boat ramps, and docks (private and public) will be identified. BPA and the COE will use the information to determine the effects of winter lake level fluctuations between elevation 2051 and 2056 from late December 2009 when kokanee spawning is complete until April 2010. IDFG and the Kalispel Tribe have expressed concerns that fluctuating lake levels will erode wetlands and damage biological and cultural resources in the Clark Fork Delta, Pend Oreille River, and Priest River delta. These LIDAR images will provide a baseline inventory to begin to address these concerns. The additional flexibility will be utilized by BPA and the non federal generator to meet peak loads in a more cost effective manner.

Does not implementing this modification jeopardize the ability to achieve existing biological objectives of this project, as well as other projects? No

Explain:

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)

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
LIDAR Survey BPA proposes to generate a LIDAR map of Lake Pend Oreille from Cabinet Gorge Dam downstream to a mile past Albeni Falls dam. Funds from the within-year requests will cover this cost, and data will be shared with IDFG, COE and the Kalispel Tribe. BPA is requesting a budget increase because all funds from the above contracts are allocated to accomplish other work elements. This data needs to be collected by mid-November 2009 so that snowfall and snow cover do not distort the LIDAR images. The map will include any wetlands, islands or exposed areas from elevation 2062.5 down to elevation 2051. The features we are interested in are areas within the operating range of the dam. Data will be taken in a one mile swath around the lake boundry (water elevartions can be filled in between shorelines); mud, gravel, vegetation types (milfoil,grass, shrubs, trees), roads, boat ramps, and docks (private and public) will be identified. BPA and the COE will use the information to determine the effects of winter lake level fluctuations between elevation 2051 and 2056 from late December 2009 when kokanee spawning is complete until April 2010. IDFG and the Kalispel Tribe have expressed concerns that fluctuating lake levels will erode wetlands and damage biological and cultural resources in the Clark Fork Delta, Pend Oreille River, and Priest River delta. These LIDAR images will provide a baseline inventory to begin to address these concerns. The additional flexibility will be utilized by BPA and the non federal generator to meet peak loads in a more cost effective manner.

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
1992-061-02 Albeni Falls Wildlife Mitigation: Kalispel Tribe Albeni Falls Wildlife Mitigation
1994-047-00 Lake Pend Oreille Kokanee Mitigation Lake Pend Oreille elevation changes and effects on shorline conditions

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
Other LIDAR Survey $200,000

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $65,000
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $722,487

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
11/4/2009  10/28/2009  NA      Submitted  $65,000   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
11/4/2009  11/4/2009  BOG  Budget  CAT-5: Other  Under BOG Review  $65,000  11/20/2009 
Decision Comments Next Steps
This request will be reviewed by the BOG Management Group.  Priority consideration for monitoring opportunities for monitoring shoreline conditions prior to snowfall. 

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