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Project Summary

Project 1988-053-05 - Northeast Oregon Outplanting Facilities
Project Number:
1988-053-05
Title:
Northeast Oregon Outplanting Facilities
Summary:
ODFW will provide technical review and comments of final design for the Northeast Oregon Hatchery facilities (Lostine, Imnaha, and Lookingglass). Comments will be provided either immediately during the meetings or within allotted time for responding to review of the designs. This will be accomplished by attending meetings and the review of technical drawings of facility designs for the Lostine Hatchery, Imnaha facility and Lookingglass Hatchery modifications, as well as, address issues identified by the council.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
1988
Ending FY:
2014
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Grande Ronde 100.00%
Purpose:
Artificial Production
Emphasis:
Supplementation
Focal Species:
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (threatened)
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Summary of Budgets

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Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2017 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

Capital SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2017 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Mar-2017

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2012 0 %
FY2011 50 %
FY2010 50 %
FY2009 44 %
FY2008 35 %
FY2007 66 %
Fiscal Year Cost Share Partner Total Proposed
Contribution
Total Confirmed
Contribution

No Current Contracts




Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):5
Completed:0
On time:0
Status Reports
Completed:26
On time:21
Avg Days Early:3

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
4293 25192, 30306, 36161, 40357, 45174, 50755 1988-053-05 NE OREGON OUTPLANTING FACILITIES MASTER PLAN - ODFW Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 04/2001 04/2001 Closed 26 14 2 0 0 16 100.00% 0
Project Totals 26 14 2 0 0 16 100.00% 0


Review: RME / AP Category Review

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 1988-053-05-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 1988-053-05
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1988-053-05
Completed Date: None
2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Rating: Supports 2008 FCRPS BiOp
Comments: BiOp Workgroup Comments: No BiOp Workgroup Comments

The BiOp RM&E Workgroups made the following determinations regarding the proposal's ability or need to support BiOp Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) RPAs. If you have questions regarding these RPA association conclusions, please contact your BPA COTR and they will help clarify, or they will arrange further discussion with the appropriate RM&E Workgroup Leads. BiOp RPA associations for the proposed work are: ()
All Questionable RPA Associations () and
All Deleted RPA Associations ()
Proponent Response:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1988-053-05-ISRP-20101015
Project: 1988-053-05 - Northeast Oregon Outplanting Facilities
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1988-053-05
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Not Applicable
Final Round ISRP Comment:
Not applicable. The status of the project is unclear, and not enough information is provided to enable a scientific review.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Not Applicable
First Round ISRP Comment:
Not applicable. The status of the project is unclear, and not enough information is provided to enable a scientific review.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1988-053-05-NPCC-20110105
Project: 1988-053-05 - Northeast Oregon Outplanting Facilities
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-1988-053-05
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Under Review
Comments: Do not implement at this time. Linked to 198805301 construction of NEOH. The Council will revist if/when facitlity is scheduled for construction.
Publish Date: 09/08/2011 BPA Response: Agree
BPA agrees to not implement at this time and will revisit with Council upon decision to proceed with NEOH construction.
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1988-053-05-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1988-053-05
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 1 - Appears reasonable
Comment: Technical coordination re: NEOH, including review for participation in US v. Oregon processes; fishery managers authorized/required to do this (as to US v. Oregon); need confirmation that cost share appropriate given this requirement.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1988-053-05-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1988-053-05
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1988-053-05-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1988-053-05 - Northeast Oregon Outplanting Facilities
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Response Requested
Final Round ISRP Comment:
(Although the ISRP did not review a response for this project in the fix-it loop, see the ISRP's general and final comments on the NEOH set of proposals under project 198805305. The comments below are unchanged from the ISRP's June 2006 preliminary review.)

The ISRP requests that the sponsors for the set of NEOH proposals develop a coordinated response to the general comments on the NEOH program provided under proposal 198805301 as well as addressing specific comments on individual proposals.

Comments specific to this proposal:

The short description of this proposal indicates that it would focus on the planning and construction for outplanting facilities associated with NEOH programs and projects. We urge the various cooperating co-managers to work together to provide a compelling logic path or set of evidence that it is justified in terms of benefit to the targeted populations and subbasins. Under separate review, the ISRP did not judge that construction of a new production facility in the basin would be warranted until some of the data and evaluation demonstrate that supplementation can achieve its objectives at rebuilding wild production. A single robust stock assessment (with trend) would seem a critical element that is missing (or at least not obvious).

Technical and scientific background: NEOH Outplanting Facilities Master Plan is not amenable to scientific review, per se except within the larger context of NEOH. The larger integrated project Master Plan (NEOH supplementation) has gone through several stages of a 3-step review and issues identified there need to be addressed. There remain a number of issues that may ultimately need to be considered over the longer-term depending on the outcome of the M&E enterprise.

Rationale and significance to subbasin plans and regional programs: The sponsors need to provide considerably more clarity in regard to the rationale for embarking on this program and constructing a facility that will require long-term O&M support. While not unique to this proposal or NEOH in general, a repeated theme throughout the Columbia Basin is how supplementation could achieve restoration goals without creating other problems and risk. Here specifically, sponsors indicate that declines in the ESU are largely the result of downstream variables and mortality. While we do not quibble with the gravity of the declines or the mitigation requirements for lost populations, it is not transparent as to how supplementation can overcome such downriver effects.

Relationships to other projects: NEOH Outplanting Facilities Master Plan is a large component of the broader NEOH spring Chinook Master Plan along with other NEOH facilities, operations, and M&E projects. The effort is collaborative among Nez Perce and Umatilla tribal authorities, State of Oregon, and the federal managers. This relationship might be better described under separate cover to depict roles and responsibilities for various co-managers.

There are some linkages discussed regarding local efforts to secure and repair important habitats, but much of negative impacts to the salmon comes from downstream sources and beyond the scope of the projects. Therefore, it is uncertain where gains will come from as the downstream effects are expected to hit released fish as well.

Project history: The Grande Ronde/Imnaha Endemic Spring Chinook Supplementation (NEOH) program history and evolving focus are described. As a construction project, however, the past actions are not described. Previous releases are not overly described as to generate a realistic prediction that the broader program will succeed or fail. Fortunately, an enhanced M&E project will occur hand in hand with the project to address these critical uncertainties.

Objectives: This is a construction project so biological objectives are not quite possible. Moreover, the objectives provided are tasks or even cut and past headings from other documents. For example, the "Biological Objective" on the outline form says: "Artificial Production: Current." This is just a section heading from the subbasin plan, not a biological objective. The box for full description contains: "To alleviate the burden at Lookingglass Hatchery and correct facility problems, co-managers proposed new production facilities and modifications at Lookingglass in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha Spring Chinook Master Plan submitted to the NPPC in 2000. NPPC approved the plan and authorized preliminary design and NEPA analysis." This sounds like part of the project history. It is not expressed as a biological objective.

Tasks (work elements) and methods: NEOH Outplanting Facilities Master Plan has specific construction and planning activities, none are specifically biological. Moreover, the planning method is not spelled out beyond the proposal that there will be meetings.

M&E is integrated and extensive through NEOH Monitoring and Evaluation Implementation project #200713200. The longer-term effectiveness of the project will need to be addressed in the future following completion of construction (~5 to 10 years hence). There are, however, data from other related NEOH projects that should be brought to bear on the need/rationale for this project.

Facilities, equipment, and personnel: Facilities will be modified or constructed to increase production capacities. Staff and equipment are available already or are accessible.

Information transfer is described in NEOH M&E Implementation proposal.

Benefits to focal and non-focal species: The project will address condition of spring Chinook salmon as a targeted focal species. This project is a critical infrastructure need for the expanded supplementation program described in the NEOH spring Chinook supplementation project. There is no real discussion of impacts or benefits to non-focal species either within Subbasin or out.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1988-053-05-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1988-053-05 - Northeast Oregon Outplanting Facilities
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: See discussion of supplementation m&e in decision memo. On May 9, 2006 the Council approved the final design and construction (Step 3) costs associated with the Northeast Oregon Hatchery (NEOH) currently in discussion between BPA and NOAA Fisheries on crediting . Final recommendation pending additional discussion with Council.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Scott Patterson Interested Party Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Bruce Eddy Supervisor Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Jonathan Mccloud Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Colleen Fagan Project Lead Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife