The Coeur d’Alene Trout Production Facility Master Plan was the first project reviewed by the ISRP as part of the Northwest Power Planning Council’s Three-Step Review. The ISRP review included several steps. The ISRP selected three members to conduct the review. These three members individually reviewed the Coeur d’Alene’s Production Facility Master Plan and supporting documents, including the Supplementation Feasibility Report and the Program Management Plan. The reviewers commented on each of the responses by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to the questions (or criteria) asked by the Council as part of the Three-Step review. The ISRP members then discussed their reviews via teleconference and identified areas where more information was needed from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and drafted a preliminary review. This preliminary review was discussed with the full ISRP. Consensus was reached on the approach, and questions to obtain further information from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe were refined. The ISRP then submitted a request for additional information to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe (attachment 1). The Coeur d’Alene Tribe provided a written response to the questions (attachment 2). The ISRP reviewed the responses and developed a second set of questions to discuss with the Coeur d’Alene representatives via teleconference (attachment 3). The teleconference took place on February 7, 2000 and included Ron Peters, and Kelly Lillengreen, representing the tribe, Mark Fritsch and Erik Merrill from the Council, and the three ISRP subcommittee members. The ISRP reviewers then presented their findings to the entire ISRP and consensus was reached. The ISRP findings are described in the report.
The ISRP recommends that planning for the Facility proceed from Step 1 to Step 2 if the conditions in the report are met.