The key SVT milestones required to be met for a Spring 1999 completion date are shown in table 3.
Table: SVT milestones
We request a total sum of 5 million dollar for FY96-FY98. The money should be allocated in two 2 million dollar installments in FY96 and FY97 and one 1 million dollar in FY98 to keep the SVT on track for RHIC day 1 operation. Any stretchout in the funding profile will lead to a delayed completion of the SVT.