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200732100 - Data Management for System Operations

Sponsor: Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Authority (CBFWA)

Budgets: FY07: $1,531,414 | FY08: $1,531,414 | FY09: $1,531,414

Short description: Coordinate anadromous and resident fish monitoring and research in response to FCRPS operations and provide reporting and analyses to support regional decision making.

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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

Comment:

The major comment by the ISRP in their preliminary review bears repeating: "This project is very similar in organization, language, objectives, and methodology to Project Proposals # 200730000 and # 200732600. In general, these three proposals recommend a return to the same organization and staff of the present FPC that may be dissolved in November 2006. The ISRP recommends close coordination among these [three] proposals' proponents (CRITFC, ODFW, CBFWA, and WDFW) to develop one well-organized proposal with sufficient technical detail to address ISRP comments/recommendations." The sponsors of this proposal (200732100) and proposals 200730000 and 200732600 have now consolidated their proposals into this one, sponsored by CBFWA. The ISRP appreciates the efforts by all sponsors to produce a much improved, more comprehensive proposal narrative with technical detail added addressing ISRP comments and concerns. The response document was also very well done and provided point-by-point detailed responses to each of the ISRP’s comments and recommendations. The proposal sponsors have dropped Objective 4 from the revised narrative. This objective, in the original proposal is stated as follows: "Objective 4: Maintain Regionally Accepted Oversight Group - The FY06 RFP required a well-defined process for objective oversight and direction of the analysis and reporting to provide transparency, objectivity, and accountability. The development of an oversight group will occur during the implementation of the 2006 field season. With CBFWA Members approval, the CBFWA will implement the plans and decision framework that is established during that timeframe. If an oversight group has not been formed, the CBFWA will develop a regionally accepted oversight and governance structure under this proposal using an independent contractor." In their review, the ISRP found this objective to have merit in concept, but it lacked enough detailed description to understand what the function of this group would be. Did project sponsors agree that this function was no longer needed or that this function would be performed by project # 200728700 (PNNL)? If the later, this project would need to be closely coordinated with the PNNL project, to avoid overlap and duplication of effort.

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State/province recommendation: MS: Fish passage monitoring

Review group: MSRT

Recommended budgets: FY07: $1,500,000 | FY08: $1,500,000 | FY09: $1,500,000

Comment: The fish and wildlife managers believe that this project may meet their needs. See February 16, 2006 FPAC memo for articulation of fish and wildlife manager needs. These functions are Core Program activities. The MSRT recommends that a group should be formed that would develop the criteria for evaluating projects to serve fish passage monitoring functions for FY 2007-2009. One member suggested incorporating this task into the CSMEP project.