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October 6, 2004: Today the Action Agencies posted a document titled “Crosswalk of 2000 NOAA FCRPS BiOp RPA Actions and the 8/30/04 Draft UPA.” This document is intended to help enable readers of the Action Agencies’ 8/30/04 Draft Updated Proposed Action (UPA) to better understand the relationship and the differences between the Draft UPA and the 199 actions of the Reasonable and Prudent Alternative of the 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinion. Prior to finalization of NOAA’s 2004 FCRPS Biological Opinion, the Action Agencies will provide a Final UPA, which, as indicated in the crosswalk, will contain in several instances a greater level of information about specific actions.

September 9, 2004: Today NOAA Fisheries released and filed its Draft Biological Opinion ("BiOp") on the operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System. NOAA Fisheries is seeking comment from the salmon co-managers on the draft BiOp. Also released today is the FCRPS Action Agencies' Updated Proposed Action ("UPA"), upon which the Draft BiOp is based. Also available are all briefing materials and handouts.

August 31, 2004: NOAA Fisheries today announced that it's nearing completion of a draft strategy to protect Columbia and Snake River salmon and steelhead. The performance-based plan is expected to avoid jeopardy to ESA-listed species. The notice to the Court, a press release and a fact sheet are posted on the BiOp remand section of this website.

August 31, 2004: NOAA Fisheries today announced that it's nearing completion of a draft strategy to protect Columbia and Snake River salmon and steelhead. The performance-based plan is expected to avoid jeopardy to ESA-listed species. The notice to the Court, a press release and a fact sheet are posted on the BiOp remand section of this website.

August 6, 2004: Justice Department asks Appeals Court to stay lower court injunction. On July 28, Judge Redden in the District Court of Oregon ruled in favor of plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction to stop implementation of a modified summer spill proposal. The NOAA Fisheries biological opinion on operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System for salmon and steelhead calls for summer spill through August at several lower Columbia and Snake River dams. The Bonneville Power Administration and Corps of Engineers had planned to stop summer spill operations at The Dalles and Bonneville dams beginning August 1, and at John Day and Ice Harbor dams beginning August 26, with offsetting measures to keep fish protections at similar or higher levels as provided by biological opinion summer spill levels. The Department of Justice on August 4 filed a request with the Ninth Circuit Court to stay the district court's preliminary injunction on or before August 9, 2004, pending appeal of the decision.

July 6, 2004: Brigadier General William T. Grisoli, Northwestern Division Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today signed a Statement of Decision to modify summer spill operations in 2004 consistent with the recommendations in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) Fisheries 2000 Biological Opinion on operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System. Additionally, BPA Administrator, Stephen J. Wright, signed a Statement of Decision today in which he committed to working with the Corps of Engineers to implement the mitigation offsets described in the modified summer spill operation plan.

The modified summer spill operation plan for 2004 is to end fish passage spill at Bonneville and The Dalles Dams as of the beginning of August 1, and at Ice Harbor and John Day dams as of August 26. The summer spill plan also includes actions to offset potential adverse impacts to listed and non-listed salmon and steelhead to achieve similar or better biological benefits than those anticipated in the NOAA Fisheries 2000 BiOp. A News Release and the modified summer spill plan are also available.

July 2, 2004: NOAA Fisheries today posted its findings determination in response to the Bonneville Power Administration and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers amended implementation plan which included the final proposal for reduced summer spill in 2004. The Corps expects to issue a decision document on the summer spill proposal within the next several days.

June 9, 2004: A Regional Executives meeting to discuss the amended spill proposal will be held on June 14, 2004, in Portland, Oregon, at the Embassy Suites--Portland Airport from 1 pm to 4 pm.

June 8, 2004: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and BPA, in consultation with NOAA Fisheries, have proposed an amended modified summer spill regime along with appendices A, B, and C for a one-year period and mitigation for potential effects on the Snake and Columbia rivers.

Comments on the Amended Summer Spill Proposal will be accepted through June 14, 2004. When sending in comments, please refer to the following title: Amended Summer Spill Proposal. There are a number of ways to comment on the project. You can mail your comments to BPA, Communications - DM-7, P.O. Box 14428, Portland, OR 97293-4428; fax them to 503-230-3285; or submit your comment on-line at: www.bpa.gov/comment.

Also today the federal agencies sent out a news release regarding the proposal.

April 21, 2004: The Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said today they will take more time to make a decision on summer spill. A press release from the agencies is available. A meeting with Regional Executives scheduled for April 23 has been postponed until BPA and the Corps can provide an amended proposal that will provide a full set of offsets with equal or better protections for salmon and steelhead.

April 19, 2004: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and BPA have posted comments received on the Preliminary Proposal for a Modified Summer Spill Regime.

April 14, 2004: Because BPA and the Corps have received such an extensive volume of substantive comments on the preliminary summer spill proposal, an additional period of time will be needed to continue reviewing all the comments. The federal agencies now plan to release an amended proposal on April 21 and will host a Regional Executives meeting April 23. We anticipate a final decision by the end of the month.

April 2, 2004: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and BPA have posted their responses to comments received on the analysis of the biological impacts of alternative summer spill operations and assessments of the benefits of alternative mitigation actions or offsets:

March 30, 2004: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and BPA, in consultation with NOAA Fisheries, have proposed a modified summer spill regime for a three-year period and mitigation for potential effects on the Snake and Columbia rivers. The proposal includes offsets to any potential harm done to migrating juvenile fall chinook and a plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the spill reduction at individual projects.

The proposal was released March 30 for public comment through April 7. Comments are sought on a reasonable package of mitigation actions that could achieve similar or better biological results for salmon, including the offsets proposed and which other offsets warrant inclusion in the final decision.

Comments on the Summer Spill Proposal will be accepted through April 7, 2004. When sending in comments, please refer to the following title: Summer Spill Proposal. There are a number of ways to comment on the project. You can mail your comments to BPA, Communications - DM-7, P.O. Box 14428, Portland, OR 97293-4428; fax them to 503-230-3285; or submit your comment on-line at: www.bpa.gov/comment.

Also today the federal agencies sent out a news release regarding the proposal.

March 1, 2004:
Implementation of 2004 FCRPS Operations

Comments received by the Federal Agencies (Bonneville Power Administration, Corps of Engineers, NOAA Fisheries, Bureau of Reclamation and US Fish and Wildlife Service) on the analysis of the biological impacts of alternative summer spill operations and assessments of the benefits of alternative mitigation actions or offsets:

The following comment files are quite large. They have been organized into smaller, more manageable files, but are not necessarily in any particular order other than the general categories listed below.

* Opening pdf files

    Fish Passage Center Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
    • ODFW (03/02/04 - 7.2 Meg pdf)
    Save Our Wild Salmon
    • SOS (03/02/04 - 4.2 Meg pdf)
    Other spill comments including individuals, states, and utilities
Other analyses will be posted to the Technical Management Team (TMT) webpage at the following URL: http://www.nwd-wc.usace.army.mil/tmt/agendas/2004/0204.html

January 20, 2004: The ISAB and ISRP have released their review of the Action Agencies and NOAA Fisheries' draft Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Plan for the NOAA-Fisheries 2000 Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion (RME Plan). This ISAB and ISRP review was requested by NOAA Fisheries and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council in September 2003. The draft RME Plan was developed jointly by staff from NOAA Fisheries, the Bonneville Power Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Reclamation, and is designed to help implement the NOAA Fisheries 2000 Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinion (BiOp) and the Federal Caucus Basinwide Salmon Recovery Strategy. The purpose of the RME Plan is to initiate and coordinate a process for evaluating the status of affected stocks of ESA listed anadromous salmonids and the effectiveness of mitigation and conservation actions.

December 23, 2003: NOAA Fisheries' 2003 Implementation Progress Evaluation Report on implementation of the 2000 Biological Opinion (BiOp) for operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) for salmon and steelhead is now available at www.nwr.noaa.gov

The BiOp specifies implementation progress evaluations for the third, fifth, and eighth years of its 10-year span. At each evaluation, NOAA Fisheries and the FCRPS Action Agencies-Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-have the opportunity to confirm that implementation is proceeding as expected, modify the direction of implementation if necessary, or determine that the fundamental approach in the RPA is not working.

In September 2003, the Action Agencies prepared an "Endangered Species Act 2003 Check-In Report for the Federal Columbia River Power System." The Action Agencies concluded that, overall, implementation of the BiOp is "on track." NOAA Fisheries has reviewed the Action Agencies' report and concludes that, on balance, the Action Agencies' implementation of the RPA is not meeting expectations, but is capable of timely resolution within current authority — "yellow zone."

December 11, 2003: Comments from the Idaho Office of Species Conservation sent to NOAA regarding the Action Agencies ESA 2003 Check-In Report for the FCRPS have been posted.

November 21, 2003: Comments sent to NOAA regarding the Action Agencies ESA 2003 Check-In Report for the FCRPS have been posted.

November 17, 2003: Today, the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation released the FINAL 2004/2004_2008 Implementation Plan and appendix for the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). The plan identifies and describes the specific measures that the three agencies plan to implement in fiscal years 2004-2008 and addresses the actions called for in the National Marine Fisheries (NOAA Fisheries) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinions. The plan also addresses comments received on the draft plan and includes updates to the NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion reasonable and prudent action. The plan is a five-year blueprint that organizes the agencies' collective actions to achieve FCRPS performance standards to avoid jeopardy to ESA-listed fish established in the NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion.

November 13, 2003: A technical workshop will be held at the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, in Seattle, Washington, on December 5, 2003. This Technical Workshop on Population Trends and Extinction Metrics will formally review scientific progress made by federal, state, tribal and independent scientists in estimating population trends and extinction metrics since the 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinion.

Directions, information on how to participate and information on background materials, are provided in the link above.

October 15, 2003: NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments, particularly from the States and Tribes, on the Endangered Species Act 2003 Check-In Report for the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) released by the Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration (Action Agencies) in September 2003. This is the first of three comprehensive check-in reports developed by the Action Agencies to document the steps they have taken to implement the NOAA Fisheries 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinion. NOAA Fisheries is scheduled to complete its evaluation of the Check-in Report in December 2003. Written comments are due November 14, 2003, and should be mailed to Lisa Croft, Federal Caucus Coordinator, 525 NE Oregon ST, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97232-2778, or sent by email to Lisa.Croft@noaa.gov. On October 10, 2003, NOAA sent a letter to the four regional states and the thirteen Columbia Basin tribes requesting comments.

October 7, 2003: NOAA Fisheries and the FCRPS Action Agencies (Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, & Army Corps of Engineers) have released an updated Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Plan for the Columbia River Estuary and Plume Plan for review by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Independent Scientific Advisory Board and state and tribal co-managers. This document is a component of the Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RME) Plan posted on this site on September 30, 2003.

October 3, 2003: The Federal Caucus released today Issue #11 of the Citizen Update: "2003 Check-in: Agencies Report on Actions to Benefit Salmon and Steelhead" (PDF 12 pages, 655 kb).

October 2, 2003:
Fall chinook return in record numbers

October 1, 2003: A web page has been established to share information on the Remand of the 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinion. Today materials submitted to Judge Redden for the first Quarterly Status Report have been posted.

September 30, 2003: NOAA Fisheries and the FCRPS Action Agencies (Bonneville Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, & Army Corps of Engineers) have released an update Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RME) Plan for review by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Independent Scientific Advisory Board and state and tribal co-managers. Development and implementation of this plan is called for in the 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinion and the Basinwide Salmon Recovery Strategy.

September 29, 2003: The Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration (Action Agencies) are pleased to announce the release of the Endangered Species Act 2003 Check-In Report for the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). This is the first of three comprehensive check-in reports developed by the agencies to document the steps they have taken to implement the NOAA Fisheries 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinion.

August 22, 2003 - Fact Sheets for President Bush's Tour and Remarks at Ice Harbor Dam: The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) today issued seven fact sheets related to President Bush's tour of Ice Harbor Dam and his remarks on salmon conservation:


Click here for the President's remarks.

August 20, 2003 - Notes from the Columbia River Regional Executive meeting held on August 5th are now available. The meeting notes (PDF, 10 pages, 67 kb) cover a special meeting held to render a decision on Montana’s SOR 2003 MT-1.

July 30, 2003 - Citizen Update #10: The Federal Caucus released today Issue #10 of the Citizen Update: "Connecting the Pieces: How the How the Region’s Efforts Fit Together to Foster Fish Recovery" (PDF, 12 pages, 916 kb).

July 10, 2003 - Update on National Wildlife Federation et al v. National Marine Fisheries Service et al:  On May 7, 2003, Judge James A. Redden issued an opinion ruling in favor of a coalition of environmental groups who had challenged the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) 2000 Biological Opinion on operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System for salmon and steelhead. On May 16, the Judge remanded the Biological Opinion to NOAA Fisheries to resolve two deficiencies: reliance on federal mitigation actions that have not undergone section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act; and reliance on range-wide off-site non-federal mitigation actions that are not reasonably certain to occur. In a June 25 "minute order," the Judge denied plaintiffs' motion to vacate the Biological Opinion and it will remain in place as deficiencies are addressed. A Supplemental Order on July 3, 2003, sets up a status conference for July 21 to "outline the court's expectations and consider the parties' recommendations to ensure that the issues to be dealt with on remand will be concluded within the one-year period allotted."

June 17, 2003 - "Spring Chinook returns are good for fourth year running" (Federal Caucus News Release on BPA web site).

May 30, 2003 - National Wildlife Federation et al v. National Marine Fisheries Service et al: This case challenged the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) 2000 Biological Opinion on operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System for salmon and steelhead. In a May 16 hearing, Judge James A Redden remanded, or handed back, the 2000 Biological Opinion to NOAA Fisheries to correct deficiencies within one year. NOAA Fisheries will provide a status report to the Court every 90 days during the year. The judge has not yet ruled on whether the 2000 Biological Opinion stands during this period or is "vacated," and has asked the parties to provide arguments within the next several weeks on this point.

May 23, 2003 - The Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration (Action Agencies) are pleased to announce the release of the Endangered Species Act 2002 Progress Report for the Federal Columbia River Power System (PDF, 80 pages, 916 kb) and Appendix (PDF, 211 pages, 698 kb). This is the second annual Progress Report developed by the agencies to document the steps they have taken to implement the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinions.

May 15, 2003 - On May 14th, NOAA Fisheries released its "Findings Regarding Adequacy of the Endangered Species Act 2003/2003-2007 Implementation Plan for the Federal Columbia River Power System". Links to the main report, appendix, and cover letter are available on the NOAA Fisheries web site.

May 13, 2003 - Hearing Scheduled on May 16th Regarding NMFS (NOAA Fisheries) 2000 Biological Opinion: Judge James A. Redden of the Federal District Court of Oregon, on May 7, 2003, issued an opinion ruling in favor of a coalition of environmental groups in National Wildlife Federation et al v. National Marine Fisheries Service et al. This case challenged the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) 2000 Biological Opinion on operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System for salmon and steelhead. Judge Redden has scheduled a hearing on Friday, May 16, 2003 to discuss the next steps in carrying out the court's ruling. The Federal agencies including Department of Justice will be reviewing the Judge's opinion and considering various alternatives for proceeding. We will provide updates as information becomes available.

April 4, 2003 - Draft RM&E Plan: NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) and the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Action Agencies (Bonneville Power Administration, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Reclamation) are working together to develop and implement a research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) plan that is called for under the NOAA Fisheries 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinion (BiOp) and the Federal Columbia River Salmon Recovery Strategy (All-H Strategy). The February 3, 2003 Draft RM&E Plan (PDF, 191 pages, 774 kb) defines an RME program that is currently limited to the specific requirements of the BiOp. Additional requirements of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service FCRPS BiOp for ESA-listed resident fish will be integrated with this program as they are developed in coordination with resident fish recovery planning.

February 27, 2003 - NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) is currently reviewing the Action Agencies' 2003 Implementation Plan and a table (PDF, 55 pages, 422 kb) that provides current implementation status for each of the RPA Actions. NOAA Fisheries expects to finalize a letter documenting its findings soon. This so-called findings letter will be NOAA Fisheries' report card on the Action Agencies' progress to date in implementing the 2000 Biological Opinions for the Federal Columbia River Power System. [Note: This announcement was updated on May 13, 2003 to include a link to the status table.]

February 26, 2003 - "Federal Agencies Give Themselves a "B" in Fish Recovery Efforts" (Federal Caucus News Release on BPA web site).

November 7, 2002 - Final 2003/2003-2007 Implementation Plan: On November 6th the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Bureau of Reclamation released the FINAL 2003/2003-2007 Implementation Plan for the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). The Plan identifies and describes the specific measures that the three agencies plan to implement in fiscal years 2003 - 2007 and addresses the actions called for in the National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinions. The Plan also addresses comments received on the draft Plan and includes updates to the NMFS Biological Opinion action. The Plan is a 5-year blueprint that organizes the agencies' collective actions to achieve FCRPS performance standards for fish recovery established in the NMFS and FWS 2000 Biological Opinions. [Note: The final Plan is made up of two documents: a narrative and an appendix with three tables of projects organized by H. Due to the large number of pages in the Appendix, each table is provided below as a separate PDF file.]

August 1, 2002 - Draft Implementation Plan Issued for Comments: Today, the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Reclamation released the DRAFT 2003/2003-2007 Implementation Plan for the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). The draft Plan identifies and describes the specific measures that the three agencies plan to implement in fiscal years 2003 - 2007 and addresses the actions called for in the National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinions. It is a five-year blueprint that organizes the agencies' collective actions to achieve FCRPS performance standards for fish recovery established in the NMFS and FWS 2000 Biological Opinions. The three agencies will conduct a series of workshops in August 2002 to solicit comments on the draft Plan. They will use the discussions from the workshops and other input received to accommodate appropriate changes to this and subsequent implementation plans. The deadline for submitting comments is August 31. [Note: The draft Plan is made up of two documents: a narrative and an appendix with two tables of projects organized by H. Due to the large number of pages in the Appendix, each table is provided below as a separate PDF file.]

July 30, 2002 - NMFS Issues Findings: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a report today on "Findings Regarding Adequacy of the FCRPS Action Agencies’ 2002 Annual Implementation Plan." The report states that plans and actions taken by key federal agencies to implement an ambitious 10-year fish recovery program in the Columbia River Basin are on track. Electronic versions of the report are now available on the NMFS web site, including a cover letter (PDF, 2 pages, 21 kb), the main report document (PDF, 48 pages, 178 kb), and the "Findings Table" (PDF, 59 pages, 336 kb) that gives the current status of each of the 199 actions called for in the recovery program. The NMFS report is also summarized in Citizen Update #9 (PDF, 7 pages, 170 kb) entitled: "National Marine Fisheries Service Findings: Fish Recovery Efforts Off to a Solid Start." See also today's news release (PDF, 2 pages, 17 kb) for additional information.

July 24, 2002 - Additional and revised FY 2001 Progress Reports: As of June 19, 2002, the FY 2001 progress report from the Environmental Protection Agency (PDF, 5 pages, 360 kb) is available on the NMFS web site. Also on the NMFS web site is the REVISED FY 2001 Progress Report from the Forest Service (PDF, 10 pages, 759 kb). This revised report (dated May 15, 2002) replaces the original report (dated April 25, 2002) that was announced here on June 11th.

June 13, 2002 - FY 2001 Progress Report from the Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS): The FY 2001 progress report from the Fish & Wildlife Service (PDF, 22 pages, 122 kb) is now available on the NMFS web site.

June 11, 2002 - FY 2001 Progress Reports from Non-FCRPS Agencies: As of May 29, 2002, FY 2001 progress reports are available on the NMFS web site from the following non-FCRPS agencies: Bureau of Land Managemment (BLM) (PDF, 15 pages, 991 kb), Forest Service (FS) (PDF, 10 pages, 759 kb), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (PDF, 19 pages, 1.05 MB), and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (PDF, 4 pages, 242 kb).   [Note: The original Forest Service report (dated April 25, 2002) was replaced with a revised report (dated May 15, 2002) on the NMFS web site on June 19, 2002.]

May 15, 2002 - Today three federal action agencies released the "Endangered Species Act 2001 Progress Report for the Federal Columbia River Power System" (Progress Report). The Progress Report documents measures taken by the Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration in fiscal year 2001 to recover ESA-listed fish in the Columbia River basin. The Progress Report will be sent to the National Marine Fisheries Service and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service on May 16, 2002 and will be mailed to states, tribes, and other entities by May 20, 2002. The three action agencies also issued Citizen's Update #8 (PDF, 12 pages, 793 kb) entitled "Highlights of Three Agencies’ Endangered Species Recovery Efforts for 2001" and a News Release (PDF, 2 pages, 211 kb) to announce availability of the Progress Report.   [Note: The main Progress Report document was updated on this web site on May 16th at Noon (PST) and again on May 17th at Noon (PST) in order to correct the legends for Figures 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.11. and to improve the clarity of Map 1.]

May 2, 2002 - General guidance on crediting mechanisms for offsite mitigation is now available on the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) website. Also now available from NMFS are interim estimates of abundance and productivity targets for Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESUs) of Pacific salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the Interior Columbia Basin.

January 29, 2002 - Notes from the Columbia River Regional Executive meeting held on December 6, 2001 are now available. The meeting notes (PDF, 9 pages, 68 kb) includes discussion on the roles of the Council on Environmental Quality's salmon policy group and of the Northwest Power Planning Council's provincial reviews, as well as the future role of the Regional Executives Forum.

November 15, 2001 - Today, the Federal Action Agencies released the 2002 1-Year Implementation Plan for the Federal Columbia River Power System (2002 1-Year Implementation Plan). The three Action Agencies are the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Reclamation. The 2002 1-Year Implementation Plan identifies and describes the specific measures that the Action Agencies will implement in fiscal year 2002 to carry out the strategies outlined in the Draft Endangered Species Act Implementation Plan for the Federal Columbia River Power System (released July 31, 2001). The 2002 1-Year Plan, like the 2002-2006 Draft Five-Year Implementation Plan, addresses the actions required in the National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinions. The Action Agencies will use the discussions occurring on the 2002-2006 5-Year Plan to accommodate appropriate changes to this and subsequent 1-year plans. [Please note: The 2002 1-Year Implementation Plan is made up of two documents: a narrative and an appendix with tables of projects organized by H.]

 

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