This post and the next will be about the budget ( WDFW ) and direction. Sorry about the formatting but a bit of a bear to bring in formatted but here is a link.
http://wdfw.wa.gov/commission/meetings/2014/09/agenda_sep0414.html


Meeting dates: September 4, 2014 Conference Call

Agenda item:
2015 Proposed Operating Budget Requests - Decision

Presenter(s):
Owen Rowe, Budget Officer, Technology and Financial Management
Background summary:
In September of every even-numbered year, state agencies submit their second supplemental operating budget proposals to make final course corrections to the current biennium and their biennial operating budget proposals with planned spending changes for the next two fiscal years to the Office of Financial Management (OFM) and the Legislature.

Second supplemental budget proposals are reserved for technical corrections, and emergent issues that arise at the end of a biennium.

Biennial budget proposals are requests for spending adjustments over the next two fiscal years. The 2015-17 biennium begins July 1, 2015, and ends June 30, 2017.

There are two types of budget requests: maintenance level which seek to maintain current service levels, and performance level requests that may represent revised strategies, new work, or differences in program direction.

This year, the OFM has mandated that state agencies submit 15 percent state general fund reduction options as part of the Governorís budget process. These budget reduction options will be submitted as formal decision packages.
Policy issue(s) you are bringing to the Commission for consideration:
N/A
Public involvement process used and what you learned:
N/A
Action requested:
Commission approval of the Departmentís proposed 2015 Supplemental and 2015-2017 Operating Budget Request to ensure timely transmission of the Office of financial Management.

Once approved, the request will be submitted to the Office of Financial Management for consideration and inclusion in the Governorís Proposed 2015-2017 Biennium Operating Budget.
Draft motion language:
I move to approve the Departmentís proposed 2015 Supplemental and 2015-2017 Operating Budget Requests as presented by staff.



Justification for Commission action:
RCW 77.04.055(6), ďThe commission shall have final approval authority for the Departmentís budget proposals.Ē The Fish and Wildlife Commission sets policy for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and is responsible for approving Department budget request for submittal to the office Financial Management.


Communications Plan:
N/A


Form revised 12/5/12



Title Program ML/PL Fund FY15 $000s FY15 FTE
1 Legal Services Adjustment BSP ML GFS/WLS 300
2 Maintaining Technology Access BSP ML GFS/WLS 400
3 WILD Transaction Fee Tech. Adj. BSP ML 104 WLS 300
4 L&I Rate Technical Adjustment BSP ML Big 4 0
5 Federal Funding Adjustment BSP ML Federal 8,100
6 Hatchery Utilities Fish ML 7 different 92
7 Food for Fish Hatchery Production Fish ML GFS/WLS 267
8 Wildfire Wildlife ML 001-1 GFS 805
10,264 0
Subtotal GFS: 1,286
Subtotal WLS: 801
Subtotal all other: 8,177

3 of 5

$000s FTE
Title Program Fund FY 16 FY 17 FY 16 FY 17 Linked to
Maintenance Level

1 Lease Rate Adjustment & Pt Whitney Correction BSP Big 4 30 30 rev
2 Maintaining Technology Access BSP Big 4 200 200 rev
3 L&I Rate Technical Adjustment BSP Big 4 0 0 rev
4 Federal Funding Adjustment BSP Fed 3,000 3,000
5 Boldt Legal Services BSP GFS 35 33
6 Hatchery Utilities Fish 7 different 47 47 fee incr
7 Food for Fish Hatchery Production Fish GFS/WLS 321 380 fee incr
8 Protect Wild Salmon through Marking Fish GFS/Fed/GF-PL 175 180
9 Enhancing Puget Sound Rec Fishing Fish 04M-PSRFE 114 126
10 PILT and Land Assessments Wildlife GFS 505 535
11 Wildfire Costs Wildlife GFS 305 305

Performance Level Subtotals ML 4,732 4,836 0 0
12 Enhance Recreational License System BSP WLS 1,200 1,200 Trans. Fee
13 Vancouver Relocation Lease CAMP Big 4 129 129
14 Fish & Wildlife Radio-Over-Internet Enforcmt GFS/WLS 74 74
15 Marijuana on State Lands Enforcmt GFS 144 144
16 Recover Puget Snd Steelhead Fish GFS 563 341
17 Tracking Puget Sound Fish Health Fish ELSA 817 709 2.5 2.5
18 Lower Columbia Hatchery Production Fish GFS 154 154
19 PILT Fund Sources Wildlife GFS 514 514
20 Investigate/Manage Elk Hoof Disease Wildlife WLS 125 125 1.0 1.0 Elk Raffle

Legislation-Related Packages with Budget Impact Subtotals PL 3,720 3,390 3.5 3.5
21 Recreational Fishing Fees Fish/Enf WLS 2,093 2,093 7.3 7.3 Rec fee bill
22 Commercial Fishing Fees Fish/Enf GFS/WLS 1,015 1,015 3.7 3.7 Comm fee bill
23 Managing Aquatic Invasive Species Fish 09N, 14G 1,294 1,834 6.0 6.0 AIS bill
24 Commercial Shellfish & Public Safety Enf WLS 615 615 4.0 4.0 Excise tax bill
Subtotals Other Leg Pkgs 5,017 5,557 21.0 21.0
Total of all packages: 13,469 13,783 24.5 24.5
Big 4: GFS: 2,345 2,429 4,775
GFS- General Fund-State WLS: 5,247 5,252 10,500
Fed- General Fund-Federal Other: 5,876 6,101 11,977
GF-PL General Fund Private/Local WLS- State Wildlife Account 27,252


2015-17 Biennial: 15% Reduction Options --FWC Conference Call Sept. 4
BY PROGRAM



Title

Pgm Target *

Proposals
$000s


+ CAMP's Hatch Maint

+ BSP =
portion

Total Bien.
$000s


FTEs ***
1 Reduction of 8 Enforcement Officers ENF ($1,996)
($336) ($2,332) (10.6)
Enforcement Subtotal ($1,996) ($1,996) ($336) ($2,332) (10.6)
2 Reduce HPA Permitting HAB ($2,536)
($427) ($2,963) (17.3)
Habitat Subtotal ($2,487) ($2,536) ($427) ($2,963) (17.3)
3 PILT Reduction WILD ($700) ($700)
Wildlife Subtotal ($700) ($700) ($700) 0.0
4 George Adams Hatchery Reduction Fish ($150)
($25) ($175)
5 Hoodsport Hatchery Reduction Fish ($227) ($38) ($265) (1.3)
6 Close Minter Hatchery Fish ($866) ($17) ($100) ($983) (3.2)
7 Close Nemah Hatchery Fish ($437) ($21) ($74) ($531) (2.3)
8 Close Naselle Hatchery Fish ($678) ($32) ($114) ($824) (3.8)
9 Close Samish Hatchery Fish ($604) ($29) ($102) ($734) (3.2)
10 Puget Sound Commercial Salmon Fishery Fish ($487) ($82) ($569) (5.0)
11 Grays/ Willapa Commercial Salmon Fishery Fish ($248) ($42) ($290) (3.6)
12 Reduce Puget Sound Shellfish Fisheries Fish ($387) ($65) ($452) (2.7)
Fish Subtotal ($4,159) ($4,084) ($98) ($641) ($4,823) (25.1)
Reduce Hatchery Maintenance ** CAMP ($98) ($98)
CAMP Subtotal ($98) ($98) ($98) 0.0
Central Administration ** BSP
($1,404)
($1,404)
BSP Subtotal ($1,454) ($1,404) ($1,404) 0.0

Grand Total
($10,894)
($10,818)
($10,818)
(53.0)
* These are the targets distributed to programs on July 1 & 24; originals with 1st updates.
** CAMP's and BSP's reductions are spread proportionally to the relevant proposals. They will not be stand-alone packages.
*** FTE figures include the program's reduction plus proporational amount of BSP's 15 FTE reduction.
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