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Project 2001-003-00 - Adult PIT Detector Installation
Project Number:
2001-003-00
Title:
Adult PIT Detector Installation
Summary:
The fisheries community needs to install additional systems capable of detecting migrating juvenile and adult salmonids to aid in evaluating restoration strategies. That need is reflected in NMFS Biological Opinions that require data generated from the adult interrogation system to support investigations that address: 1) Smolt-to-adult return rates (SAR) information (to answer such questions as whether there is any survival differences between transported juveniles and those that migrated in-river); 2) conversion rates between dams (to track losses of fish between dams, straying rates and routes; 3) estimations of travel time between dams; and 4) fall-back rates for different fish ladders.

Since 1990, the PTAGIS project has performed system installations and operations and maintenance of PIT tag interrogation systems in the Columbia River Basin as part of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s (NPCC) Fish and Wildlife Program (FWP). PTAGIS project staff is uniquely qualified to provide installation resources for adult PIT tag interrogation systems and integrate the raw data into the PTAGIS data system.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (Govt - Federal)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Govt - Federal)
Starting FY:
2002
Ending FY:
2016
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Hydrosystem
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
All Anadromous Salmonids
Chinook - All Populations
Chinook - Deschutes River Summer/Fall ESU
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, Lahontan (threatened)
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Cutthroat Trout, Yellowstone
Lamprey, Pacific
Lamprey, River
OBSOLETE-Pikeminnow, Northern
Shad, American
Sockeye - All Populations
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

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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 $0

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $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-Jul-2017

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2016 - FY2018)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2016 Expense $0 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY16 Initial Planning Budgets - Expense 05/22/2015

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

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FY2015 0 %
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Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Capital Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
7422 SOW Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 2001-003-00 ISO ADULT PIT INTERROGATION SYSTEM INSTALLATIONS History $313,430 10/1/2001 - 9/30/2002
7552 SOW International Design Technologies, Inc. 2001-003-00 ADULT PIT DETECTOR INSTALLATION History $76,088 10/15/2001 - 9/30/2002
2760 REL 3 SOW Digital Angel Corporation 2001-003-00 ADULT PIT DETECTOR INSTALLATION History $283,950 12/4/2001 - 10/1/2002
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
12208 SOW Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 2001-003-00 ADULT PIT INTERROGATION SYSTEM INSTALLATION History $115,514 10/1/2002 - 9/30/2003
2760 REL 11 SOW Digital Angel Corporation 2001-003-00 ADULT PIT DETECTOR INSTALLATIONS History $395,990 7/1/2003 - 2/28/2006
2760 REL 12 SOW Digital Angel Corporation PI 200100300 ADULT PIT DETECTOR INSTALLATIONS History $95,200 7/1/2004 - 11/30/2004
21857 SOW Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission PI 2001-003-00 PL ADULT PIT INTERROGATION SYSTEM INSTALLATION History $69,256 12/1/2004 - 12/31/2005
25703 SOW Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission PI 2001-003-00 PL ADULT PIT DETECTION-PSMFC History $82,711 1/1/2006 - 11/30/2006
30318 SOW Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 2001-003-00 EXP INSTALL/EVAL OF ESTABLISHED PIT TAG TECH History $65,000 12/1/2006 - 11/30/2007
35682 SOW Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 2001-003-00 EXP INSTAL/EVAL OF ESTABLISHED PIT TAG TECH-PSMFC History $30,000 12/1/2007 - 6/30/2009
35949 SOW Digital Angel Corporation 2001-003-00 EXP INSTALLATION/EVALUATION OF EST. PIT TAG TECH-DA History $123,895 11/20/2007 - 9/30/2008
BPA-004318 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installation Active $4,505 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009
BPA-005527 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installation Active $7,750 10/1/2006 - 9/30/2007
BPA-005720 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installation Active $5,864 10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011
BPA-006386 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installation Active $4,301 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
BPA-007284 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installation Active $7,059 10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013
BPA-007811 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installaion Active $5,367 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):15
Completed:6
On time:6
Status Reports
Completed:51
On time:13
Avg Days Late:78

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
13411 15823, 25521, 30279, 35801, 40289, 46273 REL 6, 46273 REL 15, 46273 REL 32, 46273 REL 51, 46273 REL 71 2001-003-00 ADULT PIT DETECTOR INSTALLATIONS National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 04/2003 04/2003 Closed 34 49 2 0 33 84 60.71% 3
21857 25703, 30318, 35682 PI 2001-003-00 PL ADULT PIT INTERROGATION SYSTEM INSTALLATION Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission 12/2004 12/2004 History 14 18 0 0 0 18 100.00% 0
BPA-005527 PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2006 10/2006 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35949 2001-003-00 EXP INSTALLATION/EVALUATION OF EST. PIT TAG TECH-DA Digital Angel Corporation 11/2007 11/2007 History 3 15 0 0 0 15 100.00% 0
BPA-004318 PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2008 10/2008 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-005720 PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2010 10/2010 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-006386 PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2011 10/2011 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007284 PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installation Bonneville Power Administration 10/2012 10/2012 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-007811 PIT Tags - Adult PIT Detector Installaion Bonneville Power Administration 10/2013 10/2013 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 51 82 2 0 33 117 71.79% 3


Review: RME / AP Category Review

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 2001-003-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 2001-003-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2001-003-00
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: ( 50.2 54.11 54.3 54.6 )
All Questionable RPA Associations ( ) and
All Deleted RPA Associations (50.1 50.3 52.8 54.1 54.2 54.5 63.1 57.2 57.4)
Proponent Response:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2001-003-00-ISRP-20101015
Project: 2001-003-00 - Adult PIT Detector Installation
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2001-003-00
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The ISRP believes that this project, along with companion project 198331900, has assisted in providing significant monitoring tools for listed salmonids and other stocks and species in the Columbia River Basin, and there is a continuing need for further development, testing, and evaluation of these PIT tag technologies. The project proponents have a long history of involvement that contributes to collection of valuable data, and the proposed expansions of PIT tag detection systems and capabilities are welcomed. However, the ISRP has two qualifications that the project proponents need to address:

Qualification 1: The project proponents need to provide more supporting data in the proposal to back up detection efficiency test results for new systems. The ISRP especially recommends that sample sizes for supplemental tagging should be statistically evaluated prior to initiating tagging.

Qualification 2: Reporting of results and progress has been limited, and the project proponents need to improve on timely release of information to a wider audience via annual reports, published research papers, and web site postings. A timeline for completion of reports, papers, and postings should be scheduled during contracting.

The ISRP does not need to review a response on these two items.

Other ISRP comments:

1. Purpose, Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

Adequate descriptions are provided of how this project responds to the 2008 FCRPS BiOp, the Fish and Wildlife Program, and RME planning. Since all of the projects in the mainstem RME group rely to a large extent on information gathered from PIT-tagged fish, their success are dependent on the successful implementation of this project and two other projects (companion project -198331900 and PITAGIS - 199008000) that provide the fundamental structure for the network of PIT-tag systems. The evaluations of the technologies provided by this project are critical because they determine the accuracy and precision of the data that will be collected by future users.

The Technical Background section needs more detail regarding the designs for new installations, and the plan to use previously tagged salmonids for evaluating newly installed or adopted PIT-tag technologies is applauded. The plan to tag 300 spring Chinook salmon at Bonneville Dam to determine if this is sufficient number to give statistically meaningful results should be evaluated by a statistician before tagging is initiated.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management

In the executive summary of the proposal a brief summary of the project history is given along with a list of significant accomplishments including: (1) PIT-tag systems have been installed at almost all of the dams for both juvenile and adult salmonids, (2) development of a short 9-mm tag that performs well for its size, (3) completion of evaluations of the orifice-based PIT-tag systems that showed that because of fish behavior, detection was lower for surface oriented species (e.g., summer Chinook salmon) and subsequent evaluations demonstrated that the vertical-slot and counting-window PIT-tag systems were able to detect the surface oriented species that were not detected by the orifice-based PIT-tag systems, (4) development of the full-flow systems that now enable tagged fish to be detected when the bypass facilities are not active.
These PIT tag system additions have made it possible to make more accurate SAR and reach survival estimates for different salmonid stocks.

Reporting of results and progress has been limited and the project needs to improve on timely release of information to a wider audience via annual reports, published research papers, and web site postings. A timeline for completion of reports, papers, and postings should be scheduled during contracting.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions for Type of Work (Hatchery, RME, Tagging)

The project directly interacts with the PTAGIS Project (#199008000) and Development and Evaluation of Fish-Tracking Technologies (#1983311900). More information is needed on how the project is coordinated with the USACE and others developing PIT tag detection systems. Is there unnecessary overlap and duplication of work?

The proponents do not believe that emerging limiting factors, such as climate change, will have a direct effect on their work, but limiting factors regarding new applications for PIT tag detector arrays are very well described. That is what this project is about.

This is an RME tagging project with a long history of mostly successful deliverables, which have improved the PIT tag systems, and RME data collected. However, under the study design section, the proponents state that they do not do RME. This needs clarification.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

The project needs to improve by submitting reports in a timely manner. Reports also need to be referenced in the accomplishments section of the proposal. The project has a fair record on deliverables, including reasonable explanations for late submissions. Reports appear to vary widely in details and quality.

More detailed methods need to be provided in the proposal for each of the proposed deliverables (location maps and diagrams would help). Metrics for evaluation of effectiveness of project deliverables need to be developed.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
First Round ISRP Comment:
The ISRP believes that this project, along with companion project 198331900, has assisted in providing significant monitoring tools for listed salmonids and other stocks and species in the Columbia River Basin, and there is a continuing need for further development, testing, and evaluation of these PIT tag technologies. The project proponents have a long history of involvement that contributes to collection of valuable data, and the proposed expansions of PIT tag detection systems and capabilities are welcomed. However, the ISRP has two qualifications that the project proponents need to address:

Qualification 1: The project proponents need to provide more supporting data in the proposal to back up detection efficiency test results for new systems. The ISRP especially recommends that sample sizes for supplemental tagging should be statistically evaluated prior to initiating tagging.

Qualification 2: Reporting of results and progress has been limited, and the project proponents need to improve on timely release of information to a wider audience via annual reports, published research papers, and web site postings. A timeline for completion of reports, papers, and postings should be scheduled during contracting.

The ISRP does not need to review a response on these two items.

Other ISRP comments:

1. Purpose, Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

Adequate descriptions are provided of how this project responds to the 2008 FCRPS BiOp, the Fish and Wildlife Program, and RME planning. Since all of the projects in the mainstem RME group rely to a large extent on information gathered from PIT-tagged fish, their success are dependent on the successful implementation of this project and two other projects (companion project -198331900 and PITAGIS - 199008000) that provide the fundamental structure for the network of PIT-tag systems. The evaluations of the technologies provided by this project are critical because they determine the accuracy and precision of the data that will be collected by future users.

The Technical Background section needs more detail regarding the designs for new installations, and the plan to use previously tagged salmonids for evaluating newly installed or adopted PIT-tag technologies is applauded. The plan to tag 300 spring Chinook salmon at Bonneville Dam to determine if this is sufficient number to give statistically meaningful results should be evaluated by a statistician before tagging is initiated.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management

In the executive summary of the proposal a brief summary of the project history is given along with a list of significant accomplishments including: (1) PIT-tag systems have been installed at almost all of the dams for both juvenile and adult salmonids, (2) development of a short 9-mm tag that performs well for its size, (3) completion of evaluations of the orifice-based PIT-tag systems that showed that because of fish behavior, detection was lower for surface oriented species (e.g., summer Chinook salmon) and subsequent evaluations demonstrated that the vertical-slot and counting-window PIT-tag systems were able to detect the surface oriented species that were not detected by the orifice-based PIT-tag systems, (4) development of the full-flow systems that now enable tagged fish to be detected when the bypass facilities are not active.
These PIT tag system additions have made it possible to make more accurate SAR and reach survival estimates for different salmonid stocks.

Reporting of results and progress has been limited and the project needs to improve on timely release of information to a wider audience via annual reports, published research papers, and web site postings. A timeline for completion of reports, papers, and postings should be scheduled during contracting.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions for Type of Work (Hatchery, RME, Tagging)

The project directly interacts with the PTAGIS Project (#199008000) and Development and Evaluation of Fish-Tracking Technologies (#1983311900). More information is needed on how the project is coordinated with the USACE and others developing PIT tag detection systems. Is there unnecessary overlap and duplication of work?

The proponents do not believe that emerging limiting factors, such as climate change, will have a direct effect on their work, but limiting factors regarding new applications for PIT tag detector arrays are very well described. That is what this project is about.

This is an RME tagging project with a long history of mostly successful deliverables, which have improved the PIT tag systems, and RME data collected. However, under the study design section, the proponents state that they do not do RME. This needs clarification.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

The project needs to improve by submitting reports in a timely manner. Reports also need to be referenced in the accomplishments section of the proposal. The project has a fair record on deliverables, including reasonable explanations for late submissions. Reports appear to vary widely in details and quality.

More detailed methods need to be provided in the proposal for each of the proposed deliverables (location maps and diagrams would help). Metrics for evaluation of effectiveness of project deliverables need to be developed.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2001-003-00-NPCC-20110121
Project: 2001-003-00 - Adult PIT Detector Installation
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-2001-003-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Fund (Qualified)
Comments: Implement with condition through FY 2016: Sponsor to address ISRP qualifications in 2012 contract. 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
Council Condition #2 Qualifications: The project proponents need to provide more supporting data in the proposal to back up detection efficiency test results for new systems. The ISRP especially recommends that sample sizes for supplemental tagging should be statistically evaluated prior to initiating tagging. Reporting of results and progress has been limited, and the project proponents need to improve on timely release of information to a wider audience via annual reports, published research papers, and web site postings. A timeline for completion of reports, papers, and postings should be scheduled during contracting.
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2001-003-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2001-003-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: PIT tag interrogation systems for FCRPS dams.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2001-003-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2001-003-00
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: 2001-003-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2001-003-00 - Adult PIT Detector Installation
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The sponsors of the proposal provided adequate responses to all ISRP questions and comments. The proposal narrative was revised by adding more detailed descriptions of the project history and by providing test results that indicated that the detection efficiencies of PIT tagged adult salmonids by the new vertical slot interrogation systems were much improved over the older orifice-based systems. Figures indicating the locations and orientation of the new detectors were also added to the revised narrative.

In the response document and narrative the sponsors also included a good explanation of how the improvements in the PIT tag interrogation systems will impact meeting objectives for the Fish and Wildlife Program (and for all other regional plans) as well as the recovery of ESA-listed anadromous and resident fish affected by development and operation of the hydrosystem. The sponsors indicate that since the RM&E program relies on PIT-tag data for their analyses, the installation and evaluation of newly installed PIT-tag interrogation systems helps to improve the accuracy of these analyses. By expanding the collection of PIT-tag data and improving detection efficiencies, estimates of reach survival estimates for ESA-listed populations are stronger statistically.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2001-003-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2001-003-00 - Adult PIT Detector Installation
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Sandra Downing Project Lead National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Mary Nolting Administrative Contact National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Rich Zabel Supervisor National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Christine Petersen Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration