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Project Summary

Project 2007-383-00 - Keeping Commodity Shippers Whole in the Event of Reservoir Removal
Project Number:
2007-383-00
Title:
Keeping Commodity Shippers Whole in the Event of Reservoir Removal
Summary:
A study is proposed to investigate the concerns surrounding the loss of the Lower Snake Reservoir shipping channel, in the event that these reservoirs were to be removed which may be deemed necessary for the recovery of Idaho's anadromous fish.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Bluefish (Non-Profit)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-383-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-383-00 - Keeping Commodity Shippers Whole in the Event of Reservoir Removal
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-383-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-383-00 - Keeping Commodity Shippers Whole in the Event of Reservoir Removal
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Does Not Meet Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This is an inadequately written proposal to compare costs of irrigation alternatives under dam breaching. It proposes to do work that would be a routine component of a NEPA analysis conducted by federal agencies if dam breaching were proposed. No explanation or itemization of the $10k budget is provided. The background section duplicates information presented in other proposals from this sponsor. Summary details of current shipping volume and levels of subsidy are provided.

The proposal's single objective is to investigate the concerns surrounding the loss of waterborne transportation if the Lower Snake reservoirs were removed. Methods are described in inadequate detail and consist primarily of obtaining information from various transportation industries and agencies. Details on methodology to be used to determine which products or commodities would no longer be cost-effective to produce in the absence of the Lower Snake reservoirs are not provided.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-383-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-383-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: impacts to shippers of removal (shippers, plus Corps/Reclamation authorized/required).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-383-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-383-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None