Utilization and Marketing Projects Application ID Number 2007-101

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ID Number 2007-101
Utilization and Marketing Projects Application
NATIONAL FIRE PLAN COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE AND WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE PROJECTS
Applicant
Applicant/Organization:
Chelan County Public Works
Type of Applicant:
B (County)
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
509-667-6415
FAX:
509-667-6250
Please Call Ahead for FAX:
Off
Please Call Ahead for FAX:
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Address (Street or P. O. Box, City, State, Zip):
316 Washington Street, Suite 402 Wenatchee, WA 98801
Project Coordinator
Project Coordinator (Name and Title):
Ms. Brenda Harn, Solid Waste Coordinator
Organization/Jurisdiction:
Chelan County Public Works
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
509-667-6415
FAX:
509-667-6250
Project Information
Project Title:
Chelan County Multiple Chipping Sites
Project Location:
Near communities of Leavenworth, Chelan, Wenatchee
County:
Chelan
Congressional District:
4
Latitude:
473253.0
Longitude:
1203423.0
State the desired outcome in relation to NFP Goals and the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Project Objectives:
In coordination with the CWPPs, this project will focus on Reducing fire threat to & protecting property/structures throughout Chelan County. Chelan
County's goal is to reduce fire danger, and provide safe fire fighting areas througout Chelan County. Strategic collection sites are coordinated with the CWPP
groups to best enhance all projects. By providing convenient sites for the stockpiling of trees, limbs, brush & other potential fuels for a period of time each
year, residents will be motivated to gather and haul materials to centralized sites for chipping. Chelan County hopes to raise fire awareness throughout our
arid area and create an ongoing fuels reduction program. Uses for the chips include the County Compost facility and mulch for commercial and residential
moisture retention and noxious weed landscaping. Other uses for chips is being sought. We support the Feasibility Study by the Conservation District.
Name of CWPP:
Leavenworth, Chumstick, Ponderosa, Peshastin, Squilchuck, and Manson
Name of Communit(y/ies) at Risk:
Leavenworth, Wenatchee, Cashmere, Entiat, Chelan, Manson
Proposed Project Start Date:
08/31/2006
Federal Funding Request:
$159,288.00
Are you submitting multiple projects?
No
Proposed Project End Date:
12/30/2008
Total Project Cost:
$216,104.00
If YES indicate the relationship of the projects to one
another:
If YES, please list the titles of projects by priority and briefly explain their relationship.
Name of Federal, State or Tribal contact with whom you coordinated
this proposal:
Organization/Jurisdiction:
1) Mic Mueller
United States Forest Service
Phone
509-548-6977
2) Holly Myers
Phone
Washington State Department of Ecology
509-454-7898
3) Eddie Greer
Phone
Email [email protected]
Email [email protected]
Chelan County Public Utility District
509-661-4980
Email [email protected]
Project Planning Information
Name of Local Coordinating Group:
Chelan County LCG - Chelan County Fire District Committee
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?
The LCG held meetings, reviewed applications, evaluated & critiqued projects for improvement.
List federal lands that are adjacent to the project and proximity.
USFWS, USFS 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
Biomass Removal
Acres
10000
Treatment
Biomass Removal
Acres
0
Treatment
Biomass Removal
Acres
0
Treatment
Biomass Removal
Acres
0
Treatment
Mulch
Acres
7000
If you have a treatment type other than standard types above:
Treatment
C0-Compost
Acres
3000
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:
Thinning materials, brush and trees generated from each CWPP and the general public will be collected and hauled to a centralized site near each
community, where a large Grinder will reduce and chip potential fuels into a usefull biomass. Uses include dust control, noxious weed control, moisture
retention, and use in Chelan County's Composting operation. Four of the chipping locations, Leavenworth, Dryden, Chumstick and Ponderosa generated
wood chips will be produced into compost. In 2005, a non-grant year, the Department of Ecology supported composting operation made approximately 600
cu. yds. of compost. A mixture of biosolids, woodchips and grass is made into compost. Compost is in high demand, more than supply can meet. Currently
Chelan County is only permitted to process the current status, with continued research for expansion. It is estimated that approximately 3000 acres per year
will be treated as compost. All sites are in a wildland-urban interface.
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:
This project will contribute to the economy by providing work to local landscapers, tree removal specialists and laborers that may be hired by local
homeowners & small businesses in removing combustible fuels from property & around homes. The grant will increase property values, generate
community pride, and may encourage startup business catering to safety & fire protection. One CWPP, (Leavenworth Neighborhood) estimated up to 50
jobs were created by their fuels treatment project
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:
Numerous public agency's are partnering to make this project a reality, as well as several community groups. There are not any private businesses that are
participating in this project. However, a grant is needed to determine the feasibility for the use of chipped biomass, where partnerships with private
businesses are essential, such as co-generator. Opportunities are available to all private businesses, and as the County, we cannot create any unfair
competitive advantages for any business
D. If the project involves new product development, what evidence is there for economically viable and sustainable markets? (10 points)
Response:
The product, chips, have proven economically viable in the County compost operation. Currently, the demand for compost is much higher than the current
supply. The Department of Ecology and County is in support of a larger compost facility, eventually. Other research, such as the feasibility study for a cogenerater may prove feasible. The fuels collected by the residents, once chipped can be utilized for several applications, including compost and mulch.
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:
Yes, this grant may be a model in 2-3 different elements. The Dept of Ecology has a vested interest, as in 2007, all cities/lands within urban growth
boundaries can not burn any type of materials, RCW 70.94.743. If options, are found to utilize wood materials, DOE will promote Chelan County's compost
& chipping programs as an alternative to other counties. If the proposed co-geneartor (wood/methanol) study indicates economical feasibility, private
businesses have committed interested.
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:
Dealing with biomass from fire prevention activites to protect property will be ongoing in the expanding urban/forest interface for decades. The work would
go on without funding, but grants in this area will always bring such work to the forefront. Partnerships between the County, PUD, & those involved in
CWPPs will have to form, as in this grant, to best utilize any level of funding. Non-buring regs in the urban growth boundaries is a long term issue that the
County must assist.
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:
This project coordinates with numerous jurisdictions, as was in the past when similiar projects were funded through this grant program for Chelan County.
However, during this application period, additional agencies and public community groups have formed an improved project. The CCWP's have assisted in
forming networks with Fire Districts,Federal agencies, State agencies and our local municipalities. This cooperation lends itself to a more succesful
collection and chipping project.
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:
Chelan County has been working with the Local Fire Advisory Board, CCWP's; Leavenworth, Chumstick, Ponderosa, Squilchuck, Manson, Chelan County
Conservation District, USFS, DNR, Washington Department of Ecology, and individuals.
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:
Cost estimates were based on previous use of the grinder and past volumes of materials collected from both Chelan County's previous grants and the
Leavenworth Neighbors' grants.
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:
The partners include the Chelan County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Leavenworth Neighbors, Chelan Work Group, Chumstick Community Group,
Chelan County PUD, Dept. of Ecology Air Quality.
B. How much cost-sharing is there for this project? (10 points)
Response:
The partners Chelan County, Chelan County PUD, and Department of Ecology will provide 27% match in services, including reduced equipment rental,
waived tipping fees, providing advertisement and publicity, and site operations staff, and administration and supervising. Other agencies will provide land
for siting collection and chipping sites, as well as coordinating staff efforts.
C. What are the direct community benefits that will result from this project? (5 points)
Response:
Work opportunities-individuals & businesses; reduction in fuels/fire prevention in urban/forest interface; safe communities, improved tourism with
reduced/eliminated fire & smoke; possible feasibility study for the utilization of chip.
Project Work Form
Tasks
Time Frame
Responsible Party
Phase I: Coordinate with local agencies; confirm
Spring, each year
centralized sites; advertise to local communities of
fuel reduciton opportunities
Chelan County Solid Waste
Phase II: Monitor all sies for accumulation and
contaminants.
Spring through mid-summer
Chelan County Solid Waste
Phase III: Coordinate with local PUD for the
mobilization of grinder. Conduct chipping at all
sites.
Autumn - early winter
Chelan County Solid Waste and Chelan County
P.U.D.
Re-evaluate chipping site locations and continue
coordinating with local agencies for promotional
efforts and education.
Ongoing
Chelan County Solid Waste.
Project Budget
Chelan
County
Chelan P.U.D. WA State
Cost Category
Description
Federal
Agency
Applicant
Partner 1
Dept Ecolog
Conser
Partner 2
Partner 3
Total
Personnel
$8,280.00
$1,280.00
$1,030.00
$0.00
$1,300.00
$11,890.00
$18,095.00
$4,760.00
$2,240.00
$0.00
$0.00
$25,095.00
$26,375.00
$6,040.00
$3,270.00
$0.00
$1,300.00
$36,985.00
Coordinators
$2,484.00
$384.00
$309.00
$0.00
$390.00
$3,567.00
Other, includes Dryden
$5,429.00
$1,428.00
$672.00
$0.00
$0.00
$7,529.00
$7,913.00
$1,812.00
$981.00
$0.00
$390.00
$11,096.00
$0.00
$650.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$650.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$650.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$650.00
$76,000.00
$25,333.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$101,333.00
$0.00
$4,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$4,500.00
$76,000.00
$29,833.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$105,833.00
$0.00
$1,200.00
$0.00
$3,200.00
$0.00
$4,400.00
$1,000.00
$40.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$1,040.00
$1,000.00
$1,240.00
$0.00
$3,200.00
$0.00
$5,440.00
$39,300.00
$5,400.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$44,700.00
$8,700.00
$2,700.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$11,400.00
$48,000.00
$8,100.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$56,100.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$159,288.00
$47,675.00
$4,251.00
$3,200.00
$1,690.00
$216,104.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
Wages-Cooridinators
Other -Equipment Operat.
Subtotal
Fringe Benefits
Subtotal
Travel
Subtotal
Equipment
2400 Grinder
Front-end loader, Dryden
Subtotal
Supplies
Advertising
Additional Signs
Subtotal
Contractual
Excavator-Operated
Truck-Operated
Subtotal
Other
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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