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Lostine River, Upper Grande Ronde River, and Catherine Creek Spring/Summer Chinook Production Programs (DOE/EA-2054)

​As described in the Environmental Assessment to Analyze Impacts of a NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Determination to Issue Section 10 Permits for the Continued Operation of Eight Hatchery Programs within the Tucannon, Grande Ronde, and Imnaha River Basins

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Under the Pacific Northwest Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980, 16 USC § 839 et seq. (Northwest Power Act), BPA must protect, mitigate, and enhance fish and wildlife affected by the development, operation, and management of federal hydroelectric facilities on the Columbia River and its tributaries. BPA is proposing to provide funding under the Northwest Power Act for spring/summer Chinook hatchery programs in the Grande Ronde basin, which may include funding  the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho (Nez Perce), and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) for broodstock collection, spawning, rearing, transportation, acclimation, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in support of the hatchery production of about 650,000 juvenile spring/summer Chinook in the Grande Ronde basin (Catherine Creek, Lostine River, and Upper Grande Ronde River).


CURRENT STATUS:
On December 24, 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) issued a final Environmental Assessment (EA) to Analyze Impacts of a NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service Determination to Issue Section 10 Permits for the Continued Operation of Eight Hatchery Programs within the Tucannon, Grande Ronde, and Imnaha River Basins.  Under the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, BPA is adopting the NOAA Fisheries’ EA (DOE/EA-2054) which describes and analyzes BPA-funded activities associated with three of the eight hatchery programs described in the EA under 40 CFR 1506.3.   BPA’s finding of no significant impact (FONSI) was signed on December 29, 2016.

 

CONTACT:
For project-related information, contact:
Jonathan McCloud                                                        Toll-free: 800-622-4519                   
Fish & Wildlife Project Manager                                   Direct line: 503-230-3509

Bonneville Power Administration - EWN-4                          Email: jmmccloud@bpa.gov    
P.O. Box 3621                
Portland, OR 97208-3621

 or

Maureen Kavanagh                                                      Toll-free: 800-622-4519
Fish & Wildlife Administrator                                        Direct line: 503-230-4272
Bonneville Power Administration - EWU-4                          Email: makavanagh@bpa.gov

P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR 97208-3621

 or

Tracy Hauser                                                                Toll-free: 800-622-4519
Fish & Wildlife Administrator                                        Direct line: 503-230-4296
Bonneville Power Administration - EWL-4                          Email: tlhauser@bpa.gov
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR 97208-3621  

     

DOCUMENTS:
FONSI
Public Letter      (01/13/2017)
FONSI              (12/29/2016)


NMFS FINAL EA
FInal EA            (12/24/2013)