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Proposal 199600500: ISAB

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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 Erik Merrill

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199600500
Proposal Name: ISAB
BPA Project Manager: Jan Brady
Agency, Institution or Organization: Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Short Description: Provide independent scientific advice and recommendations on issues related to regional fish and wildlife recovery programs under the Northwest Power Act, the Endangered Species Act, and tribal treaties.
Information Transfer: ISAB reports are posted on the ISAB's webpage on the Council's website: www.nwcouncil.org/fw/isab/Default.htm. Links to the ISAB webpage are also on NOAA's NWFSC and CRITFC websites. ISAB report summaries are occasionally published in peer review journals. Findings from ISAB reports are presented to the public and decision-makers at Council meetings and to peers at professional society meetings such as those of the American Fisheries Society.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Erik Merrill Northwest Power and Conservation Council 851 SW 6th Ave., Suite 1100
Portland OR 97204-1348
Ph: 503.222.5161
Fax: 503.820.2370
Email: emerrill@nwcouncil.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Erik Merrill Northwest Power and Conservation Council 851 SW 6th Ave., Suite 1100
Portland OR 97204-1348
Ph: 503.222.5161
Fax: 503.820.2370
Email: emerrill@nwcouncil.org
Form Submitter

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 No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Anadromous Fish
All Resident Fish

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Completed 7 reviews including reviews of the AHA model, the Council's draft research plan, and the viability of ESUs. The ISAB's primary accomplishment was completing its review of harvest management.
2004 Completed 4 reviews including reviews of reservoir operations/flow survival, a draft Action Agency and NMFS RM&E plan, and foremost, with the ISRP, subbasin plans.
2003 Completed 4 reviews, 3 of which were major: salmon and steelhead supplementation, tributary habitat recovery strategies, and flow augmentation.
2002 Completed a review of Giorgi's report on mainstem passage strategies (transportation, spill, and flow augmentation). Conducted a large part of supplementation, tributary habitat, and flow augmentation reviews.
2001 Completed 7 reviews including reviews of salmon recovery strategies, the role of hatchery surplus, models (PATH, CRI, EDT, ICBEMP, COHORT), Lower Snake River flow augmentation studies, emergency spill, and 2000 FWP biological objectives.
2000 Completed 5 reviews including reviews of Council's Artificial Production Review performance standards, The Dalles spill research program, and the impact of estuary conditions on the FWP. Conducted most of Model Synthesis Review (2001).
1999 Completed 7 reviews requested by NMFS, the Council, and Congress including reviews of the Corps Capital Construction Program (adult passage and scientific overview) and NMFS's Anadromous Fish Appendix, as well as scientific synthesis of recovery plans.
1998 Completed 8 reviews requested by NMFS, the Council, and Congress including review of the Corps Capital Construction Program, PIT tag workplan, and the Multi-Species Framework Scientific Principles.
1997 Completed 8 reviews requested by NMFS and the Council including reviews of downstream passage for salmon, PIT Tag research, NMFS Waiver of Dissolved Gas Standard, ecological impacts of BiOp flow provisions on Hungry Horse and Libby resident fishes.
1996 The Independent Scientific Group (ISG), the precursor group to the ISAB, completed a review of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. NPPC Report 96-6 by the ISG: Return to the River.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
BPA 199702300 Independent Scientific Review The ISAB has a complementary relationship with the Independent Scientific Review Panel (ISRP). The ISAB and ISRP each provide unique services to the region. NMFS, the Council, the Tribes and the region request specific ISAB reviews that tend to focus on highly politicized scientific issues, the framework of the Council’s FWP, and aspects of NMFS’s recovery planning efforts. The ISRP evaluates the scientific soundness of individual proposals in the context of the FWP and makes recommendations on matters related to those proposals, including how those proposals collectively and individually benefit fish and wildlife.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Provide independent scientific review and advice. Provide independent scientific advice and recommendations on issues related to regional fish and wildlife recovery programs under the Northwest Power Act, the Endangered Species Act, and tribal treaties; to foster a scientific approach to fish and wildlife recovery; and to ensure the use of sound scientific methods in the planning and implementation of research related to these programs. The ISAB's contribution should ultimately lead to a more effective and efficient recovery and mitigation effort with measurable biological benefits. None The ISAB is an integral part of the 2000 Fish and Wildlife Program; see Implementation Provisions, Section B. Independent scientific review: www.nwcouncil.org/library/2000/2000-19/frame.htm. The ISAB participated in the review of subbasin plans. 49-52

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
1: Provide Technical Review Conduct reviews requested by NMFS, the Council, and the Columbia River Indian Tribes. Specific assignments for FY07-09 are to be determined. The ISAB is a standing body with general tasks that guide the ISAB work plan. Specific ISAB assignments are commonly generated within the fiscal year, often span fiscal years, and are sometimes unanticipated. The ISAB's general tasks or review charge is described in the Narrative Section. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $1,615,533
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

2: Coordination Coordinate ISAB reviews, operations, and public outreach Act as a liaison between the ISAB, the Council, NMFS, and the Columbia River Indian Tribes on ISAB assignments and operations. Specifically work closely with the ISAB Chair and Executive Committee, as well as ISAB Ex Officio members from the Council, NMFS, and CRITFC on the following review and operational tasks: coordinate project reviews; develop work plans and review strategies; organize, facilitate, and record meetings; provide public outreach and interface; coordinate member appointment process; and develop ISAB operational policies as needed. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $92,173
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

3: Manage and Administer Projects Manage/administer ISAB contract Manage and administer the ISAB contract with BPA, as well as Council subcontracts with ISAB members: develop and track contract documents; manage and invoice payment to members; manage travel reimbursement to members; track budget by ISAB assignment; track billings; develop specific FY07-09 budgets and contracts; provide accrual estimates; manage for contract audit; produce quarterly PISCES status reports (work element 185); produce annual reports describing the ISAB's annual accomplishments (work element 132). 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $44,660
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel .45 $27,944 $28,782 $29,646
Fringe Benefits .40 $11,395 $11,964 $12,563
Supplies [blank] $206 $212 $220
Travel For personnel and ISAB members (subcontractors) $74,980 $77,229 $79,546
Other Meeting room $1,030 $1,060 $1,090
Other ISAB members - subcontractors $451,163 $464,698 $478,638
Totals $566,718 $583,945 $601,703

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$1,752,366
Total Work Element budget$1,752,366

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
CRITFC Ex Officio member participation; meeting room and logistical support $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Confirmed
NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) Ex Officio member and science advisor participation; meeting room and logistical support $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Confirmed
NPCC Ex Officio member participation; meeting room and logistical support $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$620,000 $638,000 [Outyear comment field left blank]
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
Indefinite This is an ongoing project called for in the Fish and Wildlife Program that is funded on an annual basis. It does not have a termination date, but could be terminated at any time by agreement of the Council, NMFS, and the Columbia River Indian Tribes.
 
Final Deliverables
The ISAB regularly completes and distributes reports.

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
All
ARG Comments:


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

FY 2007 Budget
$ 0
FY 2008 Budget
$ 0
FY 2009 Budget
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$ 0
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:Basinwide
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Fund out of the ISAB/ISRP placeholder.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$ 0
FY 2008 Budget
$ 0
FY 2009 Budget
$ 0
Total NPCC Rec
$ 0
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:Basinwide
Comments: Fund out of the ISAB/ISRP placeholder.

Local or MSRT Comments: This proposal will be funded out of the ISRP/ISAB placeholder.


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

Recommendation:
NPCC Comments:


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

Recommendation:
NPCC Comments:

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