Lower Snake River Compensation Plan

To mitigate for the losses of fish and wildlife caused by the construction of four hydroelectric dams on the lower Snake River by the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Operation and maintenance of the Sawtooth, Magic Valley, Clearwater, and McCall fish hatcheries by the State of Idaho, Department of Fish and Game.

Operation and maintenance of the Lyons Ferry and Tucannon fish hatcheries by the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Operation and maintenance of Irrigon, Wallowa and Lookingglass fish hatcheries by the State of Oregon, Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Office, 1387 S.

Vinnell Way, Suite 343, Boise, ID 83709, (208)378-5321.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: The 12 LSRCP fish hatcheries release about 5.7 million spring Chinook, 6 million steelhead and 3.1 million fall Chinook each year into the Snake Basin. Recreational, tribal or commercial fisherman harvest retuning adult salmon and steelhead that were released from LSRCP hatcheries in Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, the Columbia River and Snake River. Rainbow trout produced by LSRCP hatcheries are harvested in lakes, rivers and ponds in Washington and Idaho. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

To operate and maintain LSRCP authorized fish hatcheries owned by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to evaluate survival and harvest of fish released form LSRCP hatcheries, to assess impacts of LSRCP hatcheries and fish released on Endangered Species Act (ESA) listed species and to coordinated LSRCP programs with other fish hatchery and research programs in the Columbia Basin.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federal: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

Interstate: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

Federally Recognized lndian Tribal Governments: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land)

Beneficiary Eligibility

Anyone/general public; Farmer/Rancher/Agriculture Producer

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must have legal authority to operate fish hatcheries and release fish in the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho and demonstrated competence to operate fish hatcheries and conduct scientific research. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application package must include an SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance, a statement of work or production summary, and an estimated budget.

Award Procedures

Applications are evaluated by the LSRCP Program Administrator based on authorizing legislation and program goals. The Assistant Regional Director for Fisheries in the Specific Region approves all cooperative agreements.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Water Resources Development Act of 1976, Public Law 94-587; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act , 16 U.S.C 661-666.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications must be submitted by June 1 each year. Applicant will be notified no later than July 31.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Must be submitted each year by June 1.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The LSRCP projects are approved annually. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: not available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual performance reports and a final report is due 90 days after the end of the award period.

Standard Form 270, Request for Advance Reimbursement reports are submitted monthly.

Standard Form 269, Financial Status Reports are submitted quarterly.

October of 2009 all Federal recipients are required to use SF 425 Federal Financial Report in place of SF 270 and SF 269.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

All files will be maintained for three years after the completion of the project and submission of the final financial and performance reports.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-1611-0-4-301.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $19,784,428; FY 09 est $21,774,000; FY 10 est $22,862,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $78,759 to $4,004,698; Average $1,232,835.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The program is operated under the authority of the Water Resources Development Act of 1976. Reports and publications are published on the web at http://www.fws.gov/lsnakecomplan.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Lower Snake River Compensation Plan Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Suite 343, Boise, ID 83709, (208)378-5321.

Headquarters Office

FWS Regional Office 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232-4181 Phone: 202 208 3100

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Past program performance which demonstrated competency to fulfill program objectives.



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