Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- National Forests In Texas, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- National Forests In Texas, Angelina Ranger District
- National Forests In Texas, Davy Crockett Ranger District
- National Forests In Texas, Sabine Ranger District
- National Forests In Texas, Sam Houston Ranger District


National Forests In Texas, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Hazard Tree Removal Environmental Assessment
EA
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Road management
On Hold N/A N/A Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
djauregui@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage of trees in administrative sites, in recreation areas, along roads, trails, and boundary lines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43752
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Texas All Units. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Walker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Sabine National Forests.
Suppression of Southern Pine Beetle Infestations in Wildernesses in the National Forests in Texas.
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Comment Period
12/03/2013
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Lynn Jackson
936-639-8581
lynnjackson@fs.fed.us
Description: The National Forests in Texas proposes to suppress southern pine beetle infestations in the five wilderness areas: Big Slough, Little Lake Creek, Indian Mounds, Turkey Hill and Upland Island when necessary to protect adjacent private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40500
Location: UNIT - National Forests In Texas All Units. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Walker. LEGAL - Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and Sabine National Forests National Forests in Texas
National Forests In Texas, Angelina Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Justin Hatton Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/04/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: issuance of a private road special use permit for a landlocked tract of land
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46742
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Augustine. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment 7
Linda Burnett Private Road and Powerline Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2015
Expected: 07/2015 11/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: issue two Special Use Permits. One permit to Linda Burnett for the reconstruction and maintenance of a private road right-of-way (ROW). The other permit issued to Jasper%u2013Newton Electric Coop for a powerlne to the Burnett property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46968
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment, 11 miles southeast of Zavalla TX
Sandy Creek Project
EA
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/17/2011
Est. Comment Period
11/2015
Expected: 03/2016 06/2016 Jason Engle
936-897-1068
jaengle@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed EA consists of commerical pine thinning, longleaf pine restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, road work, NNIPS, midstory removal
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37403
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Jasper. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 73, 74, 75, & 78, 8 miles southeast of Zavalla, TX and south of Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Townsend Recreation Area Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/22/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissue a permit to the San Augustine County Judge for the operation of Townsend Recreation Area. Existing permit has expired.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45096
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Augustine. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment 15
XTO Energy Inc. Hawks Gas Pipeline Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/01/2015
08/2015 Cheryl Foster
409-625-1940
cherylfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: amend existing permit to include an above ground valve for a pipeline tie in point
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46899
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Augustine. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment 11
National Forests In Texas, Davy Crockett Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cooper Road Access Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit for the use of a closed Forest Service administrative road measuring 4,094 feet long with a width of 30 feet, totaling 2.8 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46329
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System Road 5824, off of County Road 1095 located approximately one mile north of Kennard, TX
Houston County Electric Cooperative Permit Proposals
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: Houston County Electric Coop has proposed moving 3 existing power lines to new routes that would decrease their overall environmental impact, decrease safety hazards associated with fire, and allow better management of these lines.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45895
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston, Trinity. LEGAL - Not Applicable The 3 existing lines are along NFSR 528A1 to be moved to a new ROW off of 528A, along the Neches River below the Neches Blough overlook to move along 511, and South of Houston County 1070 removed.
Timberwood Management Corp., c/o Voyager Group Ltd. Road Access Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: Issuance of a Special Use Permit for the use of NFSR 526 located in Compartment 7 of the Davy Crockett NF. The road is located approximately 8 miles northwest of Kennard, TX.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46330
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located in compartment 7 of the Davy Crockett NF, approximately 2 miles east of the intersection of FM 1733 and NFSR 526, 8 miles northwest of Kennard, TX.
TxDot Bridge Replacement FM 227
CE
- Special area management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/23/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
djauregui@fs.fed.us
Description: TxDot is requesting the expansion of the existing Right-of-Way to construct a new bridge to allow passage of through traffic while the existing bridge is replaced.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46324
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Not Applicable Farm to Market 227 5 miles north of Ratcliff, Texas
National Forests In Texas, Sabine Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Wes Horton Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2013
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: access road to access private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42012
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Tract S-20 13 miles southeast of hemphill tx administrative compartment 135
XTO Energy Inc. Ob #H1 Access Road and Gas Pipeline Special Use Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 06/30/2015
09/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: This project involves the issuance of a special use permit to XTO to approve an access road and pipeline right-of-way to a gas well that is to be located on private surface. The well is extracting federal minerals.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45560
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment 34, TXNM 17842 oil and gas lease
XTO Energy, Inc. - Tiber #1H Gas Well, Pipeline, and Access Road
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2014
Expected: 07/2015 01/2016 Cheryl Foster
409-625-1940
cherylfoster@fs.fed.us
Description: XTO Energy, Inc. has submitted a proposal to drill a gas well on Federal Lease TXNM71594. The project would include a well pad, access road, and pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43983
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable Administrative compartment 30 and 37. lease road will be constructed and pipeline will follow lease road, Shelby County road 2791 and property boundary.
National Forests In Texas, Sam Houston Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Century Link Special Use Permit Transfer
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/28/2012
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to issue new Special Use Permit to Century Link for 16 miles of communications lines which were previously permitted to Sprint.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40061
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - These compartments are located about 10 miles north of Montgomery, Tx. Compartments 4, 5, 7, 13-17, 29, 31
DCP Southern Hills, LLC Pipeline Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2012
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to to issue a special use permit for an already existing interstate liquid gas pipeline
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39923
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Compartments 20, 21, 23, 24, 34, 35 and 36 are located approximately 11 miles west of New Waverly, TX. Compartments 20, 21, 23, 24, 34, 35 and 36
Midsouth 101 Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to combine and re-issue three Special Use Permits for approximately 25.75 miles of already existing powerlines to Mid-South Synergy. The lines provide service to multiple private land inholdings in several compartments and two counties.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40071
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. Compartments 4-6, 11, 14, 15, 17, 30, 31, 33, 35-38, 44-47, 49-51
San Jacinto First Thinning Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Warren Oja
907-743-9438
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us
Description: The thinning of 4,200 acres of young pine plantations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40561
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - All compartments are located in San Jacinto county within close proximity of Coldspring, TX 34 compartments on the eastern portion of the Sam Houston National Forest
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