Utilization and Marketing Projects Application ID Number 2007-98

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ID Number 2007-98
Utilization and Marketing Projects Application
NATIONAL FIRE PLAN COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE AND WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE PROJECTS
Applicant
Applicant/Organization:
Chelan County Conservation District
Type of Applicant:
B (County)
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
509-664-0268
FAX:
509-664-0255
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FAX:
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Address (Street or P. O. Box, City, State, Zip):
301 Yakima St. Room 307 Wenatchee, WA 98801
Project Coordinator
Project Coordinator (Name and Title):
Mr. Michael Rickel, Natural Resource Specialist
Organization/Jurisdiction:
Chelan County Conservation District
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
509-644-0268
FAX:
509-664-0255
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Project Information
Project Title:
Chelan County Biomass Utilization Feasibility Study
Project Location:
Chelan County, WA
County:
Chelan
Congressional District:
4
Latitude:
47.5
Longitude:
-120.5
State the desired outcome in relation to NFP Goals and the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Project Objectives:
Multiple citizen and agency fuels reduction projects across Chelan County are generating massive amounts of biomass. This biomass is either being chipped
or burned creating air pollution. This project would partner with the University of Washington, the Yakama Nation, Chelan County PUD, Longview Fibre,
and others to determine the feasibity of using this biomass in a method to benefit the local economy. A co-generation plant, biodiesel production, small
business utilization, fuel logs and other uses are envisioned. A pilot project using Chelan County's large chipper will be implemented. In addition, this project
compliments efforts identified in the five Community Wildfire Protection Plans developed to date. Approximately 4 more CWPPs are expected to be
completed in Chelan County to complete the entire County. It is expected that this project will also complements those CWPPs as well.
Name of CWPP:
Five Chelan County CWPPs are applicable
Name of Communit(y/ies) at Risk:
Leavenworth, Manson, Cashmere, Peshastin, Squilchuk
Proposed Project Start Date:
10/01/2006
Federal Funding Request:
$60,000.00
Are you submitting multiple projects?
Yes
Proposed Project End Date:
09/30/2007
Total Project Cost:
$86,000.00
If YES indicate the relationship of the projects to one
A (Stand Alone)
another:
If YES, please list the titles of projects by priority and briefly explain their relationship.
This project complements existing fuels reduction projects in Chelan County, expected future fuels reduction projects, as well as large forest land owners. It
can stand alone, but it is a valuable part of ongoing efforts to reduce fuel loads in Chelan County. If this project applicaiton is successful it will lead to
increased effeciency of other fuel reduction projects. The other grants are: Leavenworth Neighbors Fire Project PhaseIV and Chumstick Fire Project.
Name of Federal, State or Tribal contact with whom you coordinated this
proposal:
Organization/Jurisdiction:
1) Vaughan Marable, District Ranger
U.S.F.S./ Wenatchee River Ranger District
Phone
Email [email protected]
509-548-6977 Ext. 200
2) Len Riggin, Fire Prevention Coordinator
WA DNR/Southeast Region
Phone
Email [email protected]
509-925-0969
3) Jim White, Alternative Energy Director
Phone
509-663-8121
Chelan County PUD
Email [email protected]
Project Planning Information
Name of Local Coordinating Group:
Chelan County LCG (Fire Advisory Board)
For this project, explain the level of cooperation, coordination or strategic planning, through a "Local Coordination Group." If you have not worked with a
local coordination group, why not?
This project application is the result of extensive cooridination amoung the members of the LCG
List federal lands that are adjacent to the project and proximity.
USFS, USFWS, and BLM lands are all located in Chelan County
Will this project utilize fuels from an adjacent current fuel reduction project on federal lands or to one that is planned within the next three years?
Yes
Please indicate planned treatments and associated acres:
Treatment
Hand Pile Burn
Acres
1
Treatment
Hand Pile Burn
Acres
1
Treatment
Hand Pile Burn
Acres
1
Treatment
Hand Pile Burn
Acres
1
Treatment
Acres
0
If you have a treatment type other than standard types above:
Treatment
Acres
0
Project Evaluation Criteria
Applications for funding must include narrative responses that address the following criteria. Be sure you address every one briefly, yet thoroughly.
1. Increasing utilization, management and economic impacts of woody material removed in fuels management and forest restoration
activities (60 points)
A. Will biomass, thinnings or other surplus forest fuels be utilized? If so, in what manner and how much? How many acres will be treated? Are any of these
acres within the wildland-urban interface? If so, how many? (20 points)
Response:
Currently there are a lot of projects occuring on private and federal lands in the WUII that generate a tremendous amount of wood material and most of it is
not utilized. This project would research and recommend a means of how best to utilize this material. It is expected that this project may result in a cogeneration plant producing a marketable product (biodesial, electricity). The objective would be to provide a means to utilize all the wood material generated
from all fuels reduction projects and other forest management practices.
B. Will the project improve the local economy in terms of jobs and sustainable economic activity? If so, how many and what type of jobs will be created or
retained (i.e., wage-scale, full-time equivalent), and for how long? What percent of the jobs are expected to be filled from the local labor force? (10 points)
Response:
The goal of this project is to find the best means to utilize biomass generated from fuels reduction, home landscape clean up, federal and private forest
management practices and in the future. This would benefit the local economy by increasing the jobs associated with this type of work. In the long term it is
expected that all of the jobs would come from the local labor force. However, the initial study would likely be conducted by an out of area professor and
doctoral student from the UW.
C. Are there private businesses involved in this project? If so, what are their roles and investment? How will the project be structured to minimize or
eliminate te perception of use of public funding to create an unfair competitive advantage for those private businesses involved? (10 points)
Response:
Yes, private businesses are involved. Both small and corporate private forest owners have committed to provide tons of wood material for a biomass
utilization project that is currently either costing them money to get rid of or being burned. Private role would be to provide material and the material would
then be converted into an energy source that is managed by the local Public Utility District. Income generated would go back into the this project and
supporting continued operation.
D. If the project involves new product development, what evidence is there for economically viable and sustainable markets? (10 points)
Response:
This project involves developing a study on the feasibility of a biomass utilization study. The product will be a report that explains how Chelan County can
best develop a biomass utilization plant.
E. Can this project be offered as a model for other communities or businesses? If so, why and how will results of this project be disseminated or made
available? (5 points)
Response:
It is expected that this project would result in moving Chelan County towards being a model for the western United States for biomass utilization for private
business and government organization. Information that results from the study will be made available via web sites (PUD, Conservation District, UW),
periodicals (newsletter and newspaper articles) and other publications (UW, etc.)
F. How will the project be sustained beyond project timelines? If public funding will continue to be needed, why, how much, and for how long? (5 points)
Response:
This project would be the starting point from which future efforts would begin. Specifically, it is expected this project would result in steps needed to
implement a project. These steps may include additional grant applications to federal and state funding sources but these applications would highlight the
local
2. Taking Advantage of Existing Networks, previously-funded projects and knowledge. (20 points)
A. How does this project take advantage of relevant, existing networks and the results from previously-funded projects or commercial operations? (10
points)
Response:
Leavenworth Neighborhoods is in its 4th year of fuels reduction. Chelan County mixes chips from its chipper with biosolids from Leavenworth's Sewage
Treatment Plant creating a marketable compost. Chelan County generates more biomass than it can use. Commercial brush clearings have provide a limited
source of firewood and mulch. Longview Fibre generates significant quantities of biomass in their operation that may be used. Chelan County PUD now
ships chips to Colville's hogfuel plant.
B. Who and what (individuals, businesses, organizations, reports, studies, Internet sites, etc.) were consulted to ensure the best information available was
used in designing this project proposal? (5 points)
Response:
USFS, WA DNR, Yakama Nation, University of WA, Chelan County PUD, WA DOE, Chelan County Public Works, Oregon Dept of Forestry
C. How did your group arrive at your cost structure for all of the main areas including: personnel, equipment, supplies, and overhead? (5 points)
Response:
Experience with similar projects with consulting firms. Consultation with University of WA
3. Expanding community participation and collaboration. (20 Points)
A. Who are the partners and community members involved in planning and implementing the project? (5 points)
Response:
University of WA, Yakama Nation, Leavenworth Neighborhoods and Cumstick Community Groups, Longview Fibre, Chelan County PUD, Chelan County
Public Works.
B. How much cost-sharing is there for this project? (10 points)
Response:
$15,000
C. What are the direct community benefits that will result from this project? (5 points)
Response:
The first benefit will be a plan that lays out the steps needed for Chelan County to begin implementing the steps necessary to utilize biomass. Reduction of
smoke. Generation of renewable energy (electricity, heat, and fuels are a possibility)
Project Work Form
Tasks
Time Frame
Responsible Party
Determine scope of study
Fall 2006
CCCD working with Leavenworth Neighbors, CC
PUD, CC Public Works, Longview Fibre, WA DNR
and others (Committee)
Send Requests for Proposals
Fall/Winter 2006
CCCD
Negotiate and award contract
Winter 2007
CCCD
Conduct Study
2007-2008
Contractor with CCCD and Committee monitoring
Review Study Results
December 2008
CCCD and Committee
Project Budget
Cost Category
Description
Federal
Agency
Applicant
Chelan
Longview
Leavenworth
County
Fibre
Neighbor
Partner 1
Partner 2
Partner 3
Total
Personnel
CCCD Admin
Committee Review/Outreach
Subtotal
$7,500.00
$2,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$10,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$4,000.00
$5,000.00
$9,000.00
$7,500.00
$2,500.00
$0.00
$4,000.00
$5,000.00
$19,000.00
$2,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$2,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$2,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$2,500.00
$2,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$2,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$2,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$2,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$5,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$5,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$5,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$5,000.00
$1,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$1,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$1,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$1,000.00
$50,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$5,000.00
$0.00
$55,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$50,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$5,000.00
$0.00
$55,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$1,500.00
$1,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$1,500.00
$1,500.00
$63,000.00
$2,500.00
$5,000.00
$9,000.00
$6,500.00
$86,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Fringe Benefits
CCCD
Subtotal
Travel
CCCD Travel
Subtotal
Equipment
Chipper
Subtotal
Supplies
Printed Material/Maps
Subtotal
Contractual
Consultant
Subtotal
Other
Grad Student Housing
Subtotal
Total Costs
Project (Program) Income 1
(using deductive alternative)
1 Program income is the gross revenue generated by a grant or cooperative agreement supported activity during the life of the grant. Program income can be
made by recipients from fees charged for conference or workshop attendance, from rental fees earned from renting out real property or equipment acquired
with grant or cooperative agreement funds, or from the sale of commodities or items developed under the grant or cooperative agreement. The use of Program
Income during the project period may require prior approval by the granting agency.
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