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Proposal 200737900: Surveying Jobs that Depend on the Existence of Lower Snake River Reservoirs

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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 Scott Levy

Proposal Type: New
Proposal Number: 200737900
Proposal Name: Surveying Jobs that Depend on the Existence of Lower Snake River Reservoirs
Agency, Institution or Organization: bluefish.org
Short Description: It is proposed here that a thorough survey be performed to investigate the current level of employment that is dependent upon the continued existence of the Lower Snake Reservoirs.
Information Transfer: A report of all results will be submitted to Northwest Power and Conservation Council, federal Action Agencies, States and Tribes.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Scott Levy bluefish.org P.O. Box 504
Ketchum, ID 83340
Ph: 208-726-9278
Fax: [left blank]
Email: redfish@bluefish.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts

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?
No Locations Entered

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Anadromous Salmonids

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project This proposal is for funding a new project, and has no past accomplishments.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source) There are no projects related to this proposal.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
[BO Title left blank] [BO Description left blank] None [Strategy left blank] [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
Other [Work Element Title Not Entered] [Work Element Description Not Entered] 1/1/2007 1/1/2008 $10,000
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 [blank] $10,000 $ 0 $ 0
Totals $10,000 $ 0 $ 0

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$10,000
Total Work Element budget$10,000

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
$ 0 $ 0 [Outyear comment field left blank]
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
 
Final Deliverables

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
No changes were made to this proposal


BPA's in lieu Funding Review of new project proposals (August 3, 2006) [Download letter and table]

BPA's in lieu Rating: 3.0
Approx. BPA share of total costs: BPA 100%
Status of Cost Share:
Notes: Economic impacts of breaching 4 lower snake dams (Corps/others authorized/required and already evaluated)


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:Do Not Fund
Comments:


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:


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

Recommendation: Not fundable
NPCC Comments: This is an inadequate proposal. It presents an inadequate description of survey methods and does not demonstrate relevance of the survey information. No explanation or itemization of the $10k budget is provided.

The background section duplicates information presented in other proposals from this sponsor. It discusses different perspectives on the problem of Snake River juvenile salmon mortality and the question of improving survival. It provides extensive excerpts from the US Army Corps of Engineers’ report "Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon Migration Feasibility" to demonstrate that although dam breaching is identified by the Corps as a less preferable alternative to major system improvement, it may become a more realistic alternative if adaptive migration efforts are not successful. This proposal is to provide a survey of jobs dependent on the continued existence of Snake River Reservoirs, in preparation for the contingency of dam breaching.

The rationale is based on citations of Court findings and the 2000 BiOp RPAs 147 and 148 describing the Corps’ responsibilities for developing project management plans and engineering and design work. Also included are extensive excerpts from the Lower Snake and Salmon Subbasin Plans, including the vision and strategies designed to achieve objectives related to terrestrial species and habitats. These include reference to the Snake River dams but don't appear to have direct relevance to the work proposed here. Nothing presented here is specifically related to the question of job loss.

The objective is stated as "expanding the list of alternatives to be considered in a reevaluation study which would follow a failed check-in..." However, it is not clear how an employment survey would expand the opportunities except for the brief mention of the utility of clarifying the economic costs of dam breaching. The methods are described in inadequate detail. From the detail provided, however, it is clear that the proposed approach does not represent good survey design, would not provide representative sampling, and would generate biased results. A similar survey is referenced but not cited.


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

Recommendation: Not fundable
NPCC Comments: This is an inadequate proposal. It presents an inadequate description of survey methods and does not demonstrate relevance of the survey information. No explanation or itemization of the $10k budget is provided.

The background section duplicates information presented in other proposals from this sponsor. It discusses different perspectives on the problem of Snake River juvenile salmon mortality and the question of improving survival. It provides extensive excerpts from the US Army Corps of Engineers’ report "Lower Snake River Juvenile Salmon Migration Feasibility" to demonstrate that although dam breaching is identified by the Corps as a less preferable alternative to major system improvement, it may become a more realistic alternative if adaptive migration efforts are not successful. This proposal is to provide a survey of jobs dependent on the continued existence of Snake River Reservoirs, in preparation for the contingency of dam breaching.

The rationale is based on citations of Court findings and the 2000 BiOp RPAs 147 and 148 describing the Corps’ responsibilities for developing project management plans and engineering and design work. Also included are extensive excerpts from the Lower Snake and Salmon Subbasin Plans, including the vision and strategies designed to achieve objectives related to terrestrial species and habitats. These include reference to the Snake River dams but don't appear to have direct relevance to the work proposed here. Nothing presented here is specifically related to the question of job loss.

The objective is stated as "expanding the list of alternatives to be considered in a reevaluation study which would follow a failed check-in..." However, it is not clear how an employment survey would expand the opportunities except for the brief mention of the utility of clarifying the economic costs of dam breaching. The methods are described in inadequate detail. From the detail provided, however, it is clear that the proposed approach does not represent good survey design, would not provide representative sampling, and would generate biased results. A similar survey is referenced but not cited.

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