This report constitutes the ISRP’s preliminary review of the step two submittals. It is part three of three reports the ISRP released on December 21, 2001, pertaining to fish and wildlife projects in the Blue Mountain and Mountain Snake Provincial Review. This step two review should be considered an extension of the review of proposal 198805305 and other NEOH proposals in the Blue Mountain Province (see ISRP 2001-12A). Although progress is obviously being made in planning the NEOH spring chinook program, and the set of NEOH proposals received "fundable" recommendations in the proposal review, the ISRP finds that the Nez Perce Tribe’s (NPT) response to previous comments on the Step 1 Submission lacks the detail necessary for technical assessment. The NPT has clearly not completed responses to issues required by the Council (Requirement 3 and 4, pg 25 and 27 in the NEOH response).