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200728700 - Delivering Reliable Fish Passage Information for Hydrosystem Management

Sponsor: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Budgets: FY07: $537,283 | FY08: $497,028 | FY09: $507,119

Short description: Provide a unified interface and oversight for the functions previously performed by the Fish Passage Center (FPC) and create a peer review process for detailed technical analysis.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $0 | FY08: $0 | FY09: $0

Comment: A portion of the unallocated balance will be available for the Council to make final project funding recommendations for fish passage science and analysis.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)

Comment:

The sponsors of this proposal have provided a response that narrows the focus of the project to better accommodate the uncertainties associated with the status of the Fish Passage Center. They now propose to primarily focus on a peer-review process for technical analyses and review at the request of agencies, tribes, and the public. In their preliminary review the ISRP also requested a response for clarification of the peer review function of this proposal described in Work Element B of Objective 2. If funded, the peer review component of the proposal should be closely coordinated with the ISAB and the ISRP because there is potential for overlap. In their response, the sponsors emphasize that they will work closely with Council staff and the ISRP/ISAB coordinator to avoid any overlap or duplication of review functions performed by the ISRP or ISAB. The recommended qualification is to ensure that this coordination occurs with the ISAB and ISRP, which according to Council staff, seems to be taking place with little chance for redundancy of effort.

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State/province recommendation: MS: Fish passage monitoring

Review group: MSRT

Recommended budgets: FY07: (n/a) | FY08: (n/a) | FY09: (n/a)

Comment: The fish and wildlife managers believe that this project would not address their needs.