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Project Summary

Project 1990-080-00 - Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Information
Project Number:
1990-080-00
Title:
Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Information
Summary:
This is a project for the Administration and System Operation of the Columbia River Basin PIT Tag Information System (PTAGIS).

The goal of this project is to operate and maintain the Columbia River Basin-wide database for PIT Tagged fish and to operate and maintain the established interrogation systems. The data collected by this system is accessible to all entities.

The measurable goal for the system is to collect 100% valid data and provide that data in “near-real” time with downtime of any system component of not more than one percent as measured during the period of peak out-migration.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (Govt - Federal)
Starting FY:
1990
Ending FY:
2018
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Salmonids
Chinook - All Populations
Chum - Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Coho - Unspecified Population
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - All Anadromous Populations
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - Resident Populations
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - Southwest Washington/Columbia River ESU
Cutthroat Trout, Lahontan (threatened)
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Cutthroat Trout, Yellowstone
Lamprey, Pacific
Lamprey, River
OBSOLETE-Pikeminnow, Northern
Shad, American
Sockeye - All Populations
Sockeye - Snake River ESU (endangered)
Steelhead - All Populations
Sturgeon, Green
Sturgeon, White - All Populations except Kootenai R. DPS
Sturgeon, White - Lower Columbia River
Trout, Brook
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Trout, Rainbow
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None

Automated PIT Tag Testing System (APPTS) located in the PTAGIS Kennewick laboratory

Figure Name: Figure 3

Document ID: P121671

Document: Administration and System Operation of the Columbia Basin PIT Tag Information System

Page Number: 23

Project: 1990-080-00

Contract: 41401

Construction on the Klickitat River Project

Figure Name: Figure 4

Document ID: P121671

Document: Administration and System Operation of the Columbia Basin PIT Tag Information System

Page Number: 24

Project: 1990-080-00

Contract: 41401


Summary of Budgets

To view all expenditures for all fiscal years, click "Project Exp. by FY"

Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $2,503,315 $2,503,315 $2,346,575 $2,346,575 $2,231,016

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $2,503,315 $2,346,575 $2,346,575 $2,231,016
FY2017 (Current) $2,503,315 $2,503,315 $2,503,315 $2,503,315 $2,133,677

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $2,503,315 $2,503,315 $2,503,315 $2,133,677
FY2018 (Next) $2,499,315 $2,499,315 $0 $0 $0

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $2,499,315 $0 $0 $0

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

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2016 - FY2018)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2016 Expense $2,503,315 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY16 Initial Planning Budgets - Expense 05/22/2015
FY2017 Expense $2,503,315 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY17 SOY Budgets 06/02/2016
FY2018 Expense $2,499,315 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY18 SOY Budgets 07/17/2017

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

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FY2015 0 %
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FY2013 0 %
FY2012 0 %
FY2011 0 %
FY2010 0 %
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FY2008 0 %
FY2007 0 %
Fiscal Year Cost Share Partner Total Proposed
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Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
413 REL 2 SOW US Army Corps of Engineers (COE) 1997-010-00 PIT TAG SYSTEM TRANSITION History $134 - 12/31/2001
BPA-003707 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Informa Active $1,998 10/1/2007 - 9/30/2008
BPA-004316 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Information Active $225 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009
BPA-004980 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Info Active $1,776 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010
BPA-005525 Bonneville Power Administration Pit Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Information Active $800 10/1/2006 - 9/30/2007
BPA-006344 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Information Active $3,988 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
BPA-006979 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Information Active $499 10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013
BPA-008372 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Info Active $450 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
BPA-008908 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Info FY16 Active $591 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
71755 SOW Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 1990-080-00 EXP PTAGIS Issued $2,502,717 3/1/2016 - 2/28/2017
75091 SOW Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 1990-080-00 EXP PTAGIS Issued $2,503,315 3/1/2017 - 2/28/2018



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):10
Completed:8
On time:8
Status Reports
Completed:48
On time:24
Avg Days Late:10

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
22063 26564, 31847, 36774, 41401, 57188, 64846, 68472, 71755, 75091 PI 1990-080-00 PL PITAGIS Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 03/2005 03/2005 Issued 48 116 12 0 2 130 98.46% 1
BPA-005525 Pit Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Information Bonneville Power Administration 10/2006 10/2006 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-003707 PIT Tags - Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Informa Bonneville Power Administration 10/2007 10/2007 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-004316 PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Information Bonneville Power Administration 10/2008 10/2008 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-004980 PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Info Bonneville Power Administration 10/2009 10/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-006344 PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Information Bonneville Power Administration 10/2011 10/2011 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-006979 PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Information Bonneville Power Administration 10/2012 10/2012 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008372 PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Info Bonneville Power Administration 10/2014 10/2014 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-008908 PIT Tags - Columbia Basin PIT-Tag Info FY16 Bonneville Power Administration 10/2015 10/2015 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 48 116 12 0 2 130 98.46% 1


Review: RME / AP Category Review

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 1990-080-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 1990-080-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1990-080-00
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: (50.1)
All Questionable RPA Associations (0) and
All Deleted RPA Associations (0)
Proponent Response:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1990-080-00-ISRP-20101015
Project: 1990-080-00 - Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Information
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1990-080-00
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This is not a research and monitoring project per se; however, the PTAGIS database managed by this project is critical to many monitoring and research programs throughout the Columbia River Basin. These data can be used to address many of the Council’s management questions and high-level indicators, particularly juvenile and adult salmon survival through the hydrosystem. The data are fully described, including metadata and methodologies, are capable of being aggregated to higher scales, and are made readily available by this project to the public. The ISRP commends the project proponents for including the detailed comprehensive materials (including tables, figures, photos, schematics, etc.) used in illustrating the upgraded elaborate PIT tag systems.

With respect to determining the impact of ocean conditions on Columbia River Basin salmonids, this project could improve coordination of recovery of PIT tag data from BPA-funded ocean research projects, from Chinook salmon bycatch in marine commercial groundfish fisheries (US West Coast, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands regions), and from marine commercial, tribal, and sport fisheries. The major accomplishment of this project is their high-quality management of the PTAGIS database. The project scale and resource commitment for objective (Objective 1) are appropriate. However, it is not clear that Objectives 2 and 3, which involve installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment at field locations and the potential major expansion of these objectives in the next 5 years, are necessary objectives for this particular project. For example, to improve innovation and potentially cost effectiveness, the Council and BPA might explore an open, competitive bidding process for contracting PIT tag equipment purchase, installation, and maintenance. The resources devoted to project administration, management and coordination (Objectives 4 and 5) seem high. Why are not many of these activities supported by existing PSMFC infrastructure and project overhead?

In the 2007-2009 review, the ISRP asked to see in the next proposal a more fully transparent history of fish handling. In response the proponents indicated that they developed a workshop process to coordinate different fish handling protocols. Perhaps the workshop forum is a way to resolve this issue, but the workshop proceedings and summaries should be recorded annually. The ISRP did not see any workshop documents referenced.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:
This is not a research and monitoring project per se; however, the PTAGIS database managed by this project is critical to many monitoring and research programs throughout the Columbia River Basin. These data can be used to address many of the Council’s management questions and high-level indicators, particularly juvenile and adult salmon survival through the hydrosystem. The data are fully described, including metadata and methodologies, are capable of being aggregated to higher scales, and are made readily available by this project to the public. The ISRP commends the project proponents for including the detailed comprehensive materials (including tables, figures, photos, schematics, etc.) used in illustrating the upgraded elaborate PIT tag systems.

With respect to determining the impact of ocean conditions on Columbia River Basin salmonids, this project could improve coordination of recovery of PIT tag data from BPA-funded ocean research projects, from Chinook salmon bycatch in marine commercial groundfish fisheries (US West Coast, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands regions), and from marine commercial, tribal, and sport fisheries. The major accomplishment of this project is their high-quality management of the PTAGIS database. The project scale and resource commitment for objective (Objective 1) are appropriate. However, it is not clear that Objectives 2 and 3, which involve installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment at field locations and the potential major expansion of these objectives in the next 5 years, are necessary objectives for this particular project. For example, to improve innovation and potentially cost effectiveness, the Council and BPA might explore an open, competitive bidding process for contracting PIT tag equipment purchase, installation, and maintenance. The resources devoted to project administration, management and coordination (Objectives 4 and 5) seem high. Why are not many of these activities supported by existing PSMFC infrastructure and project overhead?

In the 2007-2009 review, the ISRP asked to see in the next proposal a more fully transparent history of fish handling. In response the proponents indicated that they developed a workshop process to coordinate different fish handling protocols. Perhaps the workshop forum is a way to resolve this issue, but the workshop proceedings and summaries should be recorded annually. The ISRP did not see any workshop documents referenced.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1990-080-00-NPCC-20110121
Project: 1990-080-00 - Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Information
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-1990-080-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Fund (Qualified)
Comments: Implement through FY 2016. See presumptive path discussion in Programmatic Recommendation no. 10.
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: RMECAT #10 PIT tags and related tags—See presumptive path discussion
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1990-080-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1990-080-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: PTAGIS; O&M and other support for central PIT tag infrastructure; other entities authorized/required (NMFS, entities utilizing PIT tag programs); need cost share or other remedy.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1990-080-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1990-080-00
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: 1990-080-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1990-080-00 - Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Information
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This is a high priority project that deserves continued funding. However, this "fundable" recommendation is qualified because the project is lacking a detailed description of the comprehensive data model and a more specific description of metadata development to date. Funding of this project should be conditioned on the project sponsor addressing this issue. This problem has been pointed out in previous ISRP and ISAB reviews, and progress has not been reported. Specifically, in the 2003 Mainstem/Systemwide Review, the ISRP found that a weakness in the data retrieval system of PITAGIS was the ability to determine how PIT tagged fish were handled or their rearing history prior to release. The ISRP recommendation to develop descriptive metadata for the entire history of each tagged fish has not been addressed, and the proposal only states that they are working on a comprehensive data model to allow better tracking of projects and organizations over time, and it should be ready to implement by the fall of 2006.

Other comments:

The sponsors of this continuing project would benefit from feedback on the quality of the PIT tag information and accessibility -- user satisfaction. A user satisfaction survey should be initiated.

The project sponsors should coordinate with NOAA Fisheries, the sponsors of proposal #200700900 - A Spatially Explicit & Web-accessible Database for Managing the Impacts of Expanding Colonial Waterbird Populations on Juvenile Salmonids (Oncorhynchus species) in the Columbia River Basin. The main problem identified in the NOAA Fisheries proposal seems to be a data access issue. Most of the data to be loaded into the proposed database are already in the existing system (PTAGIS) (PSMFC, 2003). It is not clear what the problem with accessing data in PTAGIS might be. However, taking it as given that there is a problem, adequate communication between sponsors may alleviate this problem and avoid future unnecessary duplication.

The project history section is the strongest section of the proposal including a good overview of the project history, effectiveness, growth, and addition of available interrogation sites.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1990-080-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1990-080-00 - Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Information
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Interim funding pending further Council consideration of regional monitoring and evaluation framework.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Jennifer Lundy Project Lead Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Randy Fisher Supervisor Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
John Tenney Technical Contact Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Dorothy Welch Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Thomas Pansky Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration