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Proposal 199008000: Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Information System.

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
January 10, 2006 Finalized Carter Stein

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199008000
Proposal Name: Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Information System.
BPA Project Manager: Jan Brady
Agency, Institution or Organization: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)
Short Description: Provides basic infrastructure for all PIT tag related projects in Columbia River Basin. Operates and maintains long-term data repository for PIT tag information,.Operates and maintains permanent PIT tag interrogation sites. Supports other PIT research.
Information Transfer: PTAGIS is the central repository for all PIT tag information. This information is available to all entities through www.ptagis.org. The PTAGIS project provides computer software that facilitates the standard data collection of mark, release and recovery information for PIT tagged fish. The Columbia Basin PIT Tag Steering Committee establishes the data collection standards and methods employed by the PTAGIS project.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Carter Stein Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 205 SE Spokane St Suite 100
Portland OR 97202-6413
Ph: 503.595.3100
Fax: 503.595.3232
Email: carters@psmfc.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Jan Brady
Ph:
Fax:
Email: jebrady@bpa.gov
BPA Project Manager
Carter Stein Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 205 SE Spokane St Suite 100
Portland OR 97202-6413
Ph: 503.595.3100
Fax: 503.595.3232
Email: carters@psmfc.org
Form Submitter
Project Lead
Supervisor

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Mainstem/Systemwide ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Systemwide ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
, Systemwide Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Anadromous Salmonids
American Shad
Brook Trout
Bull Trout
Cutthroat Trout
Green Sturgeon
Northern Pikeminnow
Pacific Lamprey
Rainbow Trout
White Sturgeon All Populations

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 1,882,705 PIT Tags used by any PIT tagging project in the CRB. Installed ICH Full Flow bypass PIT detector. Installed BON Washington Ladder Vetical Slot and completed Prosser dam PIT detection system Installed John Day Separator Exit / Adult Return PIT
2004 2,016,915 PIT Tags used by any PIT tagging project in the CRB. Assisted development of Installed first Separator Exit / Adult Return PIT monitor at MCN. Installed left bank fish ladder PIT detectors at Prosser dam.
2003 2,334,211 PIT Tags used by any PIT tagging projects in CRB. Field O&M? Installed GRA and ICH Adult Ladders PIT detection systems.
2002 1,787,480 PIT Tags used by any PIT tagging projects in CRB. Completed Installation of orifice McNary Oregon and Washington fish ladder PIT detection systems. Completed Bradford and Cascades Island orifice PIT detection systems at Bonneville Dam.
2001 1,114,000 PIT Tags Used by any PIT Tagging Projects in CRB. Installed orifice PIT tag interrogation systems at adult fish ladders at Bonneville & McNary dams.
2000 1,288,000 PIT Tags Used by any PIT Tagging Projects in CRB. Produced 2000 PIT Tag Workshop. Produced PIT tag Training Video. Converted entire basin from 400kHz FDX-A to ISO FDX-B (ISO Transition).
1999 1,509,691 PIT Tags Used by any PIT Tagging Projects in CRB. Deployed Field Data Validation and Loading (FDVL) Software for loading PIT tag, tagging and release information to PTAGIS. Deployed Tag Distribution and Inventory (TDI) application.
1998 950,560 PIT Tags Used by any PIT Tagging Projects in CRB. Separated PIT tag procurement costs from PTAGIS to 199008001. Initiated procurement and distribution of 250 portable PIT tag readers to all NWPPC FWP PIT tagging projects. Installed JDA.
1997 435,325 PIT Tags Used by NWPPC FWP PIT Tagging Projects. Deployed 'alpha' release of new windows based PIT tagging software that supports ISO tag codes (PITTAG2.EXE). Coordinated ISO stationary and portable transciever design, devl., test & evaluation.
1996 435,325 PIT Tags Used by NWPPC FWP PIT Tagging Projects. Coordinated ISO Stationary transceiver evaluations. Deployed new, unix based, interrogation data collection platform in production, system-wide. Installed CRC firmware rev 645-0002-Rev. RB1 cksum
1995 567,100 PIT Tags Used by NWPPC FWP PIT Tagging Projects. Installed prototype separation by code interrogation system components at Lower Granite Dam in support of NMFS Research and Development (FWP 198331900). Conducted PIT Tag Workshop.
1994 389,400 PIT Tags Used by NWPPC FWP PIT Tagging Projects. Purchase Sun S1000 server and prepared processes to port to new machine. Constructed new interrogation data loading (IDL) processes to support record load anticipated for 1995. Installed MCN.
1993 200,450 PIT Tags Used by NWPPC FWP PIT Tagging Projects. Assumed installation, operations and maintenance responsiblities from NMFS. Automated data collection from remote interrogation sites. Conducted PIT Tag Workshop. Installed LMO.
1992 118,500 PIT Tags Used by NWPPC FWP PIT Tagging Projects Transferred PTAGIS system from NMFS Sandpoint computers to PSMFC.
1991 117,500 PIT Tags Used by NWPPC FWP PIT Tagging Projects Training and Coordination for NWPPC FWP PIT Tagging Projects. Update PIT Tag Specifications Document, Marking Procedures Document, PTAGIS User Manuals Field O&M, etc.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
Other: BPA 14481331098J034 Lower Snake River Compensation Program (Also see PRJ #97-018-00) (00-GS-75064) 1448 PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 72,500 tags were used.
BPA 198331900 New Marking & Monitoring Tech This project performs research and development for new tagging and detection systems. PTAGIS coordinates to implement new tools in the production environment.
BPA 198335003 Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery M&E PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 59,400 tags were used.
BPA 198605000 Evaluate Sturgeon Physical Hab PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 5,500 tags were used.
BPA 198712700 Smolt Monitoring By Non-Feder PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 52,100 tags were used.
BPA 198805303 Hood River Production M&E - Ws PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 7,000 tags were used.
BPA 198805304 Hood River Production M&E-ODFW PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 2,000 tags were used.
BPA 198902401 Eval Um Juvenile Sal Out Migra PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 3,300 tags were used.
BPA 198909800 Salmon Studies Id Rvrs IDFC PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 24,000 tags were used.
BPA 198909801 Salmon Studies Id Rvrs USFWS PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 1,500 tags were used.
BPA 198909802 Salmon Studies Id Rvrs NPT PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 6,000 tags were used.
BPA 198909803 Salmon Studies Id Rvrs SBT PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 1,500 tags were used.
BPA 198910700 Statistical Support For Salmon PTAGIS is the the primary source of data that is used in analysis performed by the UW on this Statistical Support project.
BPA 199000500 Umatilla Hatchery - M&E PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 4,800 tags were used.
BPA 199004401 Lake Creek Land Acquisition PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 2,000 tags were used.
BPA 199005500 Id Steelhead M&E Studies PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 20,000 tags were used.
BPA 199007700 Dev of Sytemwide Pred Control PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 1,500 tags were used.
BPA 199008000 Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Informa PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 500 tags were used.
BPA 199008001 Pit Tag Purchases 19908001 is a 'placeholder' project that purchases PIT tags from the manufacturer. All labor involved with the Tag Distribution and Inventory system is provided in the PTAGIS project.
BPA 199102800 Pit Tagging Wild Chinook PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 10,000 tags were used.
BPA 199102900 Post-Release Survival of Fall PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 10,000 tags were used.
BPA 199105100 M&E Statistical Support For Li PTAGIS is the the primary source of data that is used in analysis performed by the UW on this Statistical Support project.
BPA 199107100 Sockeye Salmon Hab & Limnologi PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 2,000 tags were used.
BPA 199107200 Redfish Lake Sockeye Salmon Ca PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 7,500 tags were used.
BPA 199107300 Idaho Natural Production Monit PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 12,500 tags were used.
BPA 199202604 Life Studies of Spring Chinook PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 15,900 tags were used.
BPA 199204000 Redfish Lake Sockeye Broodstoc PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 3,000 tags were used.
BPA 199302900 Survival Est For Passage Throu PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 40,000 tags were used.
BPA 199403300 Fish Passage Center PTAGIS provides some of the data used by FPC.
BPA 199405400 Bull Trout Life History Projec PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 500 tags were used.
BPA 199502700 Lake Roosevelt Sturgeon PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 16,300 tags were used.
BPA 199506335 Klickitat Fishery YKFP M & E PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 5,000 tags were used.
BPA 199602000 Pit Tagging Spring/Summer Chin PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 198,500 tags were used.
BPA 199604000 Coho Restoration Mid-Columbia PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 35,000 tags were used.
BPA 199604300 Johnson Creek Artificial Propa PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 24,500 tags were used.
BPA 199700100 Idaho Chinook Salmon Captive R PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 1,000 tags were used.
BPA 199701501 Imnaha R Smolt Monitoring NPT PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 4,600 tags were used.
BPA 199800702 Gd Ronde Supp Lostine O&M/M&E PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 8,000 tags were used.
BPA 199801001 Grande Ronde Captive Brood O&M PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 1,500 tags were used.
BPA 199801004 M&E Snake R. Fall Ch Spawning PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 22,500 tags were used.
BPA 199801006 Captive Broodstock Artificial PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 8,000 tags were used.
BPA 199801600 Escapement/Productivity Spring PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 8,000 tags were used.
BPA 199801900 Wind River Watershed PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 2,500 tags were used.
BPA 200001400 Evaluate Lamprey Habitat/Popul PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 400 tags were used.
BPA 200001700 Recondition Wild Steelhead Kel PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 1,000 tags were used.
BPA 200001900 Tucannon River Spring Chinook PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 1,000 tags were used.
BPA 200003900 Walla Walla River Basin Monito PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 6,000 tags were used.
BPA 200100300 Adult Pit Detector Installatio PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 3,000 tags were used.
BPA 200102500 Rattlesnake Cr Salmonid Prod PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 1,500 tags were used.
BPA 200200600 Bull Trout Movement:Tucannon PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 300 tags were used.
BPA 200205300 Assess Salmonids Asotin Cr Ws PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 2,500 tags were used.
BPA 200301700 Integrated Status/Effect Progr PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 30,000 tags were used.
BPA 200303900 Monitor Repro In Wenat/Tuc/Kal PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 5,000 tags were used.
BPA 200304100 Eval Salmon Thru Snake R Dams PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 301,00 tags were used.
BPA 200306200 Eval Repro Success Kelt Steel PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 1,000 tags were used.
BPA 200306300 Repro Success Abernathy Creek PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 2,500 tags were used.
Other: BPA 95-063-00 Yakima/Klikitat Monitoring and Evaluation Program (see PRJ 89-098-00) PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 111,600 tags were used.
Other: BPA 98-019-01 Wind River Watershed Restoration PIT tag marking program. During the last performance period for 2005 3,000 tags were used.
Other: Corps of Engineers Corps AFEP: Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program PTAGIS coordinates installation of new PIT systems with projects operated by USACE. PTAGIS implements Separation by Code requirements for AFEP projects.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Install, operate and maintain interrogation system Perform work necessary to automatically collect PIT tag passive recovery data at remote locations. None Utilize principles of 'lights out' factory automation systems. Utilize telecommunications infrastructure to report anomolous events to provide rapid response to minimize data loss. [Pg no blank]
Management and Administration Provide the overall support infrastucture necessary for the success of the PTAGIS system. Includes procurement and distribution of PIT tags, maintaining meta data specifications, coordination with various entities. None Cross train project staff to provide a more information to end users. Encourage information sharing. Listen to end users to learn new requirements. [Pg no blank]
Operate and Maintain Separation by Code System Perform work necessary to implement researchers requirements to automatically sort fish at PIT tag bypass systems among various destination routes (e.g., sample, river, barge, other). None Automate system and train users. [Pg no blank]
Operate, maintain and enhance the PTAGIS database Operations and Maintenance projects such as PTAGIS do not fit well into the "Biological Objective" framework described in this solicitation. Instead, we provide the 'real' objectives for this project: Perform work necessary to: 1) operate and maintain the central data repository; 2) create and enhance personal computer application software used to collect data by researchers; 3) create and enhance web applications to allow web access to data by users. None Utilize a systems lifecycle model for application development and support. [Pg no blank]
Provide Additional Support as Required Perform technical consultation or perform work related to installation of new, non-traditional facilities. None Maintain awareness of new technologies and applications. Incorporate 'best practices' into technical advice to optimize data quality and consistancy. [Pg no blank]

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
a1: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Operate, maintain and enhance the PTAGIS system Perform work necessary to: 1) operate and maintain the central data repository; 2) create and enhance personal computer application software used to collect data by researchers; 3) create and enhance web applications to allow web access to data by users. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $2,696,389
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate, maintain and enhance the PTAGIS database
No Metrics for this Work Element

b1: Create/Manage/Maintain Database Operate and Maintain Separation by Code System (SbyC) Continue development of database management and coordination support model for Separation by Code (SbyC); 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $674,097
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and Maintain Separation by Code System
No Metrics for this Work Element

b2: Mark/Tag Animals Calibrate SbyC System Mark and release fish at a dam. Fish are encoded in proper proportions to test each diversion path required for the SbyC computer. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $89,880
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and Maintain Separation by Code System
No Metrics for this Work Element

b3: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Verify accuracy of Separation by Code system Based upon fish marked and released, verify the percent of fish successfully diverted and explain discrepancies. 3/1/2008 12/31/2009 $44,940
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and Maintain Separation by Code System
No Metrics for this Work Element

b4: Install Fish Monitoring Equipment Install and Enhance SbyC Instrumentation Design, install and operate controls for diversion-gate operation at remote sites. This includes the development of ladder-logic programs for programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and operator interfaces 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $176,549
Biological Objectives Metrics
Operate and Maintain Separation by Code System
No Metrics for this Work Element

c1: Install Fish Monitoring Equipment Install PIT tag interrogation equipment at new and established sites and Lab Test Field Equipment and PIT Tags Perform work necessary to install traditional juvenile systems, and full flow Bypass PIT interrogation systems that have completed the standard research and development cycle. Assist Corps of Engineers in planning and performing final installation tasks required for Full Flow Bypass system at Lower Monumental Dam during fall and winter 2006 – 2007. Assist Corps of Engineers in planning and perform final installation tasks required for Full Flow Bypass system at John Day Dam during fall and winter 2006 – 2007. NOTE: For Tasks 5.1 and 5.2 Corps is to provide installation of power, communication, EMF shields access and other infrastructure to support PIT tag detection at interrogation sites. Deploy Marathon High Availability Servers in support of M4 (Mustang). 5.2. Lab Test Field Equipment and PIT Tags Perform various tests in the Kennewick lab as required or requested, directly relating to PIT-tag interrogation systems and or PIT-tags themselves. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $1,059,296
Biological Objectives Metrics
Install, operate and maintain interrogation system
No Metrics for this Work Element

c2: Submit/Acquire Data System Setup and Shutdown and Routine Daily Monitoring & Repair 5.3. System Setup and Shutdown Perform data system setup (Site Configuration, SiteScape, Support) activities for all new sites; Perform pre-season site activation and shutdown procedures as required; 5.4. Routine Daily Monitoring & Repair Perform daily on-line report monitoring of supported interrogation systems; Perform General Maintenance Checks (GMC) for detection system equipment at supported sites; Document maintenance activities in Event Logs for maintenance performed at supported sites; Provide timely repair of defective equipment at interrogation sites in response to problems detected through daily on-line report monitoring; Operate and maintain interrogation site communication systems including telephones, telephone lines, I/P connections / peripherals devices and power backup equipment. Implement modifications to detection equipment and software as required to optimize data integrity and systems operations. Seasonal system modifications shall be in place by March 15, of the out-migration year. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $1,235,845
Biological Objectives Metrics
Install, operate and maintain interrogation system
No Metrics for this Work Element

c3: Provide Technical Review Develop and Review Technical Documentation and Provide Technical Support Write Standard Operating Procedures relating to the Operations and Maintenance of PIT-tag interrogation systems. Attend technical review meetings and provide feedback to project managers during the design and implementation phases of new interrogation sites. Provide technical support and training assistance to users (NOAA, ODFW, IDFG, WDFW, YN, USGS, USFWS and others) of interrogation systems; 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $353,099
Biological Objectives Metrics
Install, operate and maintain interrogation system
No Metrics for this Work Element

c4: Manage and Administer Projects Supervise and manage field systems staff and resources Perform work necessary to plan, organize, direct and control project resources to meet the project goal of 99% uptime of all system components as measured during the peak of the migration season. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $353,099
Biological Objectives Metrics
Install, operate and maintain interrogation system
No Metrics for this Work Element

d2: Provide Technical Review Administration Management and Coordination Provide overall strategy and architecture to support the continued growth of the Columbia Basin PIT Tag Information System available to all entities. Coordinate purchase and distribution of PIT tags for BPA funded projects Develop and maintain a Tag Specification in coordination with other entities (view link). Develop a quality control mechanism to screen purchased tags for conformance to the Tag Specification. Develop an automatic PIT-tag tester. Continue to automate (via World Wide Web application) PIT tag forecasting and distribution as resources allow (view link). Coordinate user and system requirements; Coordinate operational issues with facility operators and interested agencies; Coordinate the operational deployment of new PIT Tag Technologies with system users and the “technology innovators”; Coordinate with BPA Technical Management Team development staff and contractors to provide access to customized dataset based upon TMT requirements (link to TMT files). Coordinate with PIT Tag Steering Committee (PTSC) to update system codes. Document these codes and distribute via the PIT Tag Specifications Document (see PDF link) by February 1st of the out-migration year; Act as central contact (liaison) between PTAGIS system users. Maintain the list of available PIT Tagging equipment, documented in the PIT Tag Tagging Procedures Document (see PDF link) Changes to this document shall be approved by the PTSC; Update, automate and distribute tagging system documentation; Provide requested data to casual, ad-hoc users as needed; Provide training and informational pointers to users on tagging and validation and system analysis software as needed; Provide the day-to-day management, supervision and administrative support for the PIT Tag Operations Center; Produce a Newsletter for periodic, general distribution (view link); Develop the Annual Work Plan for the following out-migration year; Write and distribute Annual report 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $988,676
Biological Objectives Metrics
Management and Administration
No Metrics for this Work Element

e1: Provide Technical Review Adult System Coordination, Extended Range System Support and Other Non-Traditional System Support 7.1. Adult System Coordination Assist BPA in the planning, coordination, evaluation and management of the Adult PIT Tag Interrogation System Development effort, especially as it relates to operations and maintenance viability issues such as installation and on-going support, as requested. 7.2. Extended Range Systems Assist BPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in developing a PIT tag detection system at the Bonneville Dam Corner Collector flume by providing advice, consultation and assistance. Configure data collection platform in coordination with efforts being conducted by Digital Angel Corporation through FWP 198331900. Modify interrogation monitoring software modules to conform to new output data formats used by Digital Angel Corporation in development of the 2nd Generation Reader System or the Hi-Q Reader system Provide support for efforts to utilize PIT technology to characterize straying rates of adult fish. 7.3. Other Non Traditional Systems Assist non-traditional PIT Tag users with data collection and submission. Provide special assistance to researchers performing work related to providing PIT tag data from bird nesting colonies. Provide special assistance to researchers collecting PIT tag data as an adjunct to the Northern Pike-minnow Sport Reward Program. Provide other special assistance to non-traditional users upon request. Develop and Implement PIT tag sport recovery award system. 3/1/2007 12/31/2009 $353,099
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide Additional Support as Required
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel Add 2 staff in 2008 $838,068 $911,589 $948,053
Fringe Benefits Fringe at 35% $322,405 $355,302 $369,514
Supplies Parts and equipment $450,123 $468,128 $486,853
Other Contract Labor $380,827 $396,060 $411,903
Capital Equipment Computer Lease and Other Items $233,449 $242,787 $252,498
Travel [blank] $42,319 $44,011 $45,772
Overhead Overhead at 13% $264,386 $274,962 $285,960
Totals $2,531,577 $2,692,839 $2,800,553

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$8,024,969
Total Work Element budget$8,024,969

Cost sharing
Funding Source or Organization Item or Service Provided FY 2007 Est Value ($) FY 2008 Est Value ($) FY 2009 Est Value ($) Cash or in-kind? Status

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$2,912,575 $3,029,078 Budget adjusted for inflation at 4% per year.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
PTAGIS is an operations and maintenance project.
 
Termination Date Comments
Ongoing This project provides the basic infrastructure for PIT tag mark and recovery throughout the basin.
 
Final Deliverables
1. Operating system infrastructure. 2. Data available to all entitites. 3. Project support and coordination.

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
Location:
Province: No Change
Subbasin: No Change
Primary Focal Species
No Change
ARG Comments:


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 Budget
$2,500,000
FY 2008 Budget
$2,500,000
FY 2009 Budget
$2,500,000
Total NPCC Rec
$7,500,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:Basinwide
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Interim funding pending further Council consideration of regional monitoring and evaluation framework.


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 Budget
$2,500,000
FY 2008 Budget
$2,500,000
FY 2009 Budget
$2,500,000
Total NPCC Rec
$7,500,000
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$2,500,000
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$2,500,000
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$2,500,000
Total MSRT Rec
$7,500,000
Budget Category:Basinwide
Comments: Interim funding pending further Council consideration of regional monitoring and evaluation framework.

Local or MSRT Comments: Funding for PTAGIS should average $2.5M over the next three years. If additional studies are approved that impact PTAGIS's budget, that cost should be borne by the project requesting support.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Final Review (August 31, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: This is a high priority project that deserves continued funding. However, this “fundable” recommendation is qualified because the project is lacking a detailed description of the comprehensive data model and a more specific description of metadata development to date. Funding of this project should be conditioned on the project sponsor addressing this issue. This problem has been pointed out in previous ISRP and ISAB reviews, and progress has not been reported. Specifically, in the 2003 Mainstem/Systemwide Review, the ISRP found that a weakness in the data retrieval system of PITAGIS was the ability to determine how PIT tagged fish were handled or their rearing history prior to release. The ISRP recommendation to develop descriptive metadata for the entire history of each tagged fish has not been addressed, and the proposal only states that they are working on a comprehensive data model to allow better tracking of projects and organizations over time, and it should be ready to implement by the fall of 2006.

Other comments:

The sponsors of this continuing project would benefit from feedback on the quality of the PIT tag information and accessibility -- user satisfaction. A user satisfaction survey should be initiated.

The project sponsors should coordinate with NOAA Fisheries, the sponsors of proposal #200700900 - A Spatially Explicit & Web-accessible Database for Managing the Impacts of Expanding Colonial Waterbird Populations on Juvenile Salmonids (Oncorhynchus species) in the Columbia River Basin. The main problem identified in the NOAA Fisheries proposal seems to be a data access issue. Most of the data to be loaded into the proposed database are already in the existing system (PTAGIS) (PSMFC, 2003). It is not clear what the problem with accessing data in PTAGIS might be. However, taking it as given that there is a problem, adequate communication between sponsors may alleviate this problem and avoid future unnecessary duplication.

The project history section is the strongest section of the proposal including a good overview of the project history, effectiveness, growth, and addition of available interrogation sites.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Preliminary Review (June 2, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: This is a high priority project that deserves continued funding. However, this “fundable” recommendation is qualified because the project is lacking a detailed description of the comprehensive data model and a more specific description of metadata development to date. Funding of this project should be conditioned on the project sponsor addressing this issue. This problem has been pointed out in previous ISRP and ISAB reviews, and progress has not been reported. Specifically, in the 2003 Mainstem/Systemwide Review, the ISRP found that a weakness in the data retrieval system of PITAGIS was the ability to determine how PIT tagged fish were handled or their rearing history prior to release. The ISRP recommendation to develop descriptive metadata for the entire history of each tagged fish has not been addressed, and the proposal only states that they are working on a comprehensive data model to allow better tracking of projects and organizations over time, and it should be ready to implement by the fall of 2006.

Other comments:

The sponsors of this continuing project would benefit from feedback on the quality of the PIT tag information and accessibility -- user satisfaction. A user satisfaction survey should be initiated.

The project sponsors should coordinate with NOAA Fisheries, the sponsors of proposal #200700900 - A Spatially Explicit & Web-accessible Database for Managing the Impacts of Expanding Colonial Waterbird Populations on Juvenile Salmonids (Oncorhynchus species) in the Columbia River Basin. The main problem identified in the NOAA Fisheries proposal seems to be a data access issue. Most of the data to be loaded into the proposed database are already in the existing system (PTAGIS) (PSMFC, 2003). It is not clear what the problem with accessing data in PTAGIS might be. However, taking it as given that there is a problem, adequate communication between sponsors may alleviate this problem and avoid future unnecessary duplication.

The project history section is the strongest section of the proposal including a good overview of the project history, effectiveness, growth, and addition of available interrogation sites.

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