Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District
- Fishlake National Forest, Fremont River Ranger District
- Fishlake National Forest, Richfield Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Energy Gateway South 500 kV Powerline (EGS)
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/01/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 03/2015 01/2020 Charles Call
435-865-3730
ckcall@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposed 500 kV transmission line is designed to deliver power to Rocky Mountain Power utility costumers in Utah and the intermountain west. Generation sources are located in central Wyoming.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42534
Location: UNIT - Duchesne Ranger District, Pine Valley Ranger District, Fillmore Ranger District, Richfield Ranger District, Price Ranger District, Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Uintah, Wasatch, Weber. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project initiates in central Wyoming and crosses public, private, and state lands in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Project terminates at the Mona substation in central Utah.
Greater Sage-grouse Management Direction - Utah
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/01/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 Glen Stein
801-625-5281
gstein@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) and supplemental environmental impact statements to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into Bureau of Land Management land use plans and Forest Plans.
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/western.html
Location: UNIT - Ashley National Forest All Units, Dixie National Forest All Units, Fishlake National Forest All Units, Manti-Lasal National Forest All Units, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Daggett, Davis, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Juab, Kane, Millard, Morgan, Piute, Rich, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington, Wayne, Weber. LEGAL - Not Applicable All National Forests in Utah
Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/14/2014
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2014
Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 12/13/2011
03/2015 Marianne Orton
435-896-1090
morton01@fs.fed.us
Description: Ark Land Comapny has appled for a coal lease on non-leased Federal coal lands adjacent to their existing SUFCO underground Mining Operation. BLM assigned case # UTU 84102 to the LBA. BLM and FS are analying the effects of the proposed leasing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25561
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Section 34, 33, T14S, R1E and Section 4, T15 S, R1E, SLB&M Approximately 10.5 miles east of the town of Emery Utah and approximately 5 miles north of the SUFCO Mine portal.
Transwest Express 600 kV Direct Current Powerline (TWE)
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/18/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2013
Expected: 12/2014 03/2018 Charles Call
435-865-3730
ckcall@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposed 600 kV direct current transmission line is designed to carry renewable energy (primarily wind power) from generation sources in central Wyoming to markets in in the pacific southwest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42526
Location: UNIT - Roosevelt Ranger District, Pine Valley Ranger District, Fillmore Ranger District, Richfield Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District, Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Uintah, Wasatch, Weber. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project initiates in central Wyoming and crosses public, private, and state lands in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.
Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Jim and Iver #1 and 2 Mining Claims Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
06/05/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us
Description: In accordance with mining law the Fishlake National Forest is preparing an EA to evaluate the potential effects of mining the Jim and Iver claims as described in the plan of ops. This include reopening a collapsed adit and taking geologic samples.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42108
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute. LEGAL - T27S R 5W Sec 25 Upper Beaver Creek, Piute County
Fishlake National Forest, Fremont River Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fishlake Basin Undergound Powerline
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/24/2013
Expected: 01/2014 04/2014 Cody Clark
435-836-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend Garkane Power Special Use permit to remove 2,470 feet of overhead powerline and replace with 380 feet of buried line
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42551
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable NW 1/4,Section 19, T26S, R2E
Pole Canyon
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Terrance Holsclaw
435-896-1020
tholsclaw@fs.fed.us
Description: Promote aspen regeneration. Thin and salvage conifers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28488
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T26S R2E S 13,14,15 and T26S R3E S18 Half mile from Fish Lake approximately 10 miles north of Loa, UT
Splatter Canyon Gravel Pit
EA
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Comment Period
04/30/2014
Expected: 07/2014 07/2014 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorize excavation of aggregate material at the previously reclaimed splatter Canyon Gravel Pit, improve 1/4 mile of road from Forest Road #036 to the pit for 2-way traffic, and operation of a temporary asphalt plant adjacent to the pit
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44384
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable Splatter Canyon approx 1/4 mile west of Forest Road #036 and approx 5 miles northwest of Mill Meadow Reservoir, Sevier County, Utah. NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 8, T26S, R3E, SLBM
Teasdale Front Range Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 11/2014 04/2015 Kent Chappell
(435)836-1027
kchappell@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat forest fuels on 2,672 acres by cutting small diameter vegetation using chainsaws and skid-steer mounted cutting and mulching equipment. Cut vegetation would be mulched or piled and burned.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43598
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Wayne. LEGAL - T. 30 S. R. 5 E., Sections 7, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, and 30; T. 29 S. R. 4 E. Sections 19, 29, 30, 31; and T. 29 S. R. 3 E., Sections 25, 26, 34, and 35; T. 30 S. R. 4 E. Sections 1,2, 3, 9, 10, Located on the North Slope of the Boulder Mountain, south of Teasdale and Grover, Utah; between Government Point and Chokecherry Point.
Teeple Springs Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Comment Period
04/09/2014
Expected: 01/2015 06/2015 Terrance Holsclaw
435-896-1020
tholsclaw@fs.fed.us
Description: Treat vegetation to improve stand structure and diversity, improve spruce resilience to insect and disease,improve aspen regeneration, and provide a wood fiber product for public use.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35803
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T26S R1E sections 2, 11-15, 22-23 West of Fish Lake near Na-Gah Flat on Fishlake High-Top
UM Creek Access Management Project
EA
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/09/2011
Est. Comment Period
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 06/2015 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us
Description: In the UM Creek drainage: 1. Construct a new ATV bridge over UM creek above the current crossing, 2. block existing crossing, 3. relocate black flat trail, 4. rehab trail, 5. redesignate FR #043 to motorized vehicles under 50" and improve drainage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35786
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T 24S R 3E sections 32 & 33 UM Creek drainage, Black Flat crossing
Fishlake National Forest, Richfield Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Monroe Mountain Aspen Ecosystems Restoration Project
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
10/03/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 02/2015 07/2015 Jason Kling
435-896-1080
jkling@fs.fed.us
Description: Aspen Restoration project on Monroe Mountain utilizing a variety of treatments to promote regeneration and retention of aspen. Treatments would include mechanical treatments and prescribed burning to mitigate conifer encroachment in aspen stands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40320
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute, Sevier. LEGAL - multiple sections in Ranges 1,2,2 1/2, and 3 West and in townships 24, 25, 26, 27, and 29 South Monroe Mountain, Richfield Ranger District
SUFCO Special Use Permit Modification
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/08/2014
08/2014 David Christensen
435-896-1054
dchristensen@fs.fed.us
Description: SUFCO Mine has requested approval to expand use under an existing special use permit through the addition of 19 acres for coal load out facilities and coal storage piles. This action would allow for coal segregation by quality to meet customer needs
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41999
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Section 12, Township 22 South, Range 4 East, SLBM, Sevier County, Utah Convulsion Canyon south of the SUFCO coal mine
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