At the Council's request, the ISRP reviewed the Step submittal for Project 199500100, Kalispel Tribe Resident Fish. This step submittal initiates a combined step review that addresses the construction of two rearing ponds in association with the Kalispel Tribal Hatchery. This step review is based in part to address comments provided by the ISRP (ISRP document 2001-4) and folded into the Council's Issue Summary for the Mountain Columbia provincial review. As commonly occurs in Step reviews, the ISRP requests additional information and response from the sponsor to help clarify issues before we release our final report. ISRP comments and questions are provided after each of the Kalispel Tribe's answers to the Step technical questions in their submittal attached below (look for "Reviewer Comments" and blue text). To aid the response process, the key remaining ISRP questions and concerns are extracted from the Step submittal and provided immediately below.