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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jul 31, 1998
Jul 31, 1998

1. BONNEVILLE TAKES FISH FUNDING PACKAGE TO PUBLIC
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration this week is taking
a post-2001 fish and wildlife funding proposal to the public that includes
both future fish costs and revenue-raising strategies the agency could
employ to meet all of its financial obligations for the 2002-2006 rate
period.

BPA's fish costs are now capped at an average $435 million a year for
the 1996-2001 period. Fish costs for 2002-2006 are estimated to range from
$438 million to $727 million a year. The final number will ...
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2. TRIBES REQUEST SPILL TO REDUCE HEAT MORTALITY
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A request by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission to reduce
temperature-induced fish mortality at McNary Dam through the use of spill
generated no support and little interest among the state and federal fisheries
and hydrosystem managers charged with making weekly decisions on flow,
spill and other river operations.

The National Marine Fisheries Service's Biological Opinion for endangered
and threatened Snake River salmon and steelhead says the summer migrants
are better off
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3. MORE DELAY FOR MULTI-SPECIES FRAMEWORK FUNDING
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
An $894,500 funding request for multi-species framework development
has been delayed until four tribal representatives can meet with the management
team guiding the work.

The Northwest Power Planning Council last week approved a letter asking
that the Bonneville Power Administration fund the first phase of the development
project, but held off delivering it while discussions continued among the
treaty tribes and the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority.

Neither the tribes ...
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4. BUREAU, EPA AGREE TO FAST TRACK GAS ABATEMENT AT
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Regional heads of the Bureau of Reclamation and the Environmental Protection
Agency agreed July 23 to fast track efforts to reduce total dissolved gas
coming out of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams on the Columbia River.


Both structural and operational changes will be considered.

"There is a federal trust responsibility," said Mary Lou Soscia,
Columbia River coordinator for EPA Region 10. "The Colville Tribe
has water quality standards [for the reservoirs behind ...
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5. FIELD HEARING TO FOCUS ON RIVER MANAGEMENT
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Oregon Senator Gordon Smith will chair an Energy and Natural Resources
Subcommittee hearing on the Three Sovereigns process Tuesday, Aug. 4, 9:30
a.m. at the Pendleton Convention Center.

Smith's staff said discussions in the hearing will focus on the management
of the Columbia and Snake River system and on efforts to develop a long-term
fish recovery program.

Invited witnesses include: former Idaho Senator James McClure, now with
the Competitive Market Coalition; Rolland ...
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