Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- 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
- Road management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/11/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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: 11/2014 11/2014 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
C63 Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/20/2012
Expected: 12/2014 02/2015 Earlene Bracy
936-897-1068
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us
Description: Thinning, reforestation, wildlife improvements, NNIPS treatments, in compartment 63 on the Angelina NF
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38850
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. LEGAL - Not Applicable Eight miles east/southeast of Zavalla Texas, north of State Highway 63, south of Farm-Market Rd 2743
Sandy Creek Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Watershed management
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.
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/14/2014
11/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: The special use permit issued to Southwestern Bell for telephone cable right-of-ways will expire on 12/31/2014 and needs to be issued for a new term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45016
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina, Jasper. LEGAL - Not Applicable Administrative compartments 74-81, 83-86, & 88. Right-of-ways lies adjacent to the road right-of-ways. Permit also includes a 20foot by 40foot area with a building with telephone cable connections.
Townsend Recreation Area Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/22/2014
Expected: 11/2014 11/2014 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
Windstream Communications Special Use Permit Amendment for FM 3373 Telephone Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2012
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
comments-southern-texas-angelina@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal is to add a 25 pair wire to an exisitng permitted right-of-way (3870 feet by 10 feet) to provide high speed internet to the Black Forest Community.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37504
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Angelina. LEGAL - Tract A-1-V and Tract A-8a administrative compartment 61 and 62 right-of-way is adjacent to FM3375
National Forests In Texas, Davy Crockett Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ratcliff Lake Dam repair
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
11/18/2012
Expected: 10/2014 12/2015 Barton Davis
936-655-2299
bjdavis@fs.fed.us
Description: Repair of the Ratcliff Lake dam and spillway in the Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area, Houston County, Texas
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40698
Location: UNIT - Davy Crockett Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Houston. LEGAL - Compartment 47, Houston County, Texas Ratcliff Lake Recretation Area, Houston County, Texas
National Forests In Texas, Sabine Ranger District R8 - Southern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Butler Private Road Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: A permit issued to Craig Spencer for a private road has expired. Wade and Suzanne Butler now own the property. The permit will be reissued for a new term to the new owner.
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment 73
GM Water Supply Corp. Water Pipeline Right-of-Way Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2014
Actual: 10/14/2014
12/2014 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: GM Water Supply Corp has a Special Use Permit for waterlines. The permit expires 12/31/2014 and needs to be reissued for a new term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45115
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Not Applicable pipeline right-of-ways along roads in administrative compartments 78-80,85-8,94-96,104,105,108-11,and 113
Marie Ybarra Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2013
Expected: 11/2014 01/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: road access to private property landlocked by National Forest land
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42014
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Newton. LEGAL - Tract S-60 19 miles southeast of Hemphill tx, administrative compartment 142
Wes Horton Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2013
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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. - Loa #1HB Gas Pipeline Special Use Permit Amendment
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: This amendment would approve a 1835 foot extension to the pipeline route originally approved. This section of pipeline was to traverse private property but the property owner backed out. The route will now cross National Forest System land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45536
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable Administrative compartment 37, TXNM 71595 oil and gas mineral lease
XTO Energy Inc. Ob #H1 Access Road and Gas Pipeline Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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. - La Plata #1H Gas Well, Pipeline, and Access Road
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/24/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: XTO Energy, Inc. has submitted a proposal to drill a gas well on Federal Lease TXNM 80155 and TXNM02566. The project would include a well pad, access road, and pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44471
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Shelby. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is within administrative compartment 36 and 37 and will involve construction of well pad, reconstruction of road and installation of pipeline.
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: 11/2014 01/2015 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
Alta Mesa Raven Forest #4 Well
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: Modification to existing Alta Mesa well pad to add a fourth well. No changes to the existing well pad size are expected.
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 30 at the terminus of NFSR 239
Century Link Special Use Permit Transfer
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/28/2012
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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
Compartment 112 Longleaf Pine Restoration Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
07/19/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Daniel Jauregui
936-344-6205
djauregui@fs.fed.us
Description: Create and improve wildlife habitat by restoring and sustaining a functioning longleaf pine community in Compartment 112.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44038
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartment 112, Sam Hosuton National Forest
Compartment 30 Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 05/2015 Dave Plair
936-344-6205 ext243
dplair@fs.fed.us
Description: Improve wildlife habitat within 290 acres in Compartment 30 by mechanical thinning of mature pine stands, control midstory densities of pine/hardwood and understory woody species, and prescribed burn.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45122
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable 13 miles west of New Waverly, TX at the intersection of FM 1375 and Osbourne Road.
DCP Southern Hills, LLC Pipeline Permit
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/28/2012
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 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
Eastex Telephone Co-Op Inc. SUP Amendment: Butch Arthur Rd. & FM 945
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend an existing Special Use Permit to add approximately 2.78 miles of new fiber optic line in compartments 87, 95 & 96. The permit will add two new sections of line, both in existing ROW's (FM 945 & Butch Arthur Rd.)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45519
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Jacinto. LEGAL - Tracts: J-1b, J-1f, & J-837 FM 945 ROW N. approximately 2 miles north of State Highway 150 and Butch Arthur Rd. ROW approximately 2.5 miles south of SH 150.
Explorer Pipeline Co. Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/01/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205 Ex. 6244
fstranimier@fs.fed.us
Description: reissue a Special Use Permit for a new term. Permit will authorize the use and maintenance of existing 25 foot pipeline ROW that crosses approximately 4.85 miles of the SHNF.
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments: 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 67 & 68
Midsouth 101 Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/30/2012
Expected: 02/2014 02/2014 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
RP Small Crockett Pipeline Special Use
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
On Hold N/A N/A Frank Stranimier
936-344-6205
comments-southern-texas-samhouston@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal for a special use permit to construct a pipeline to transport hydrocarbons collected from a well located east of Compartment 71 of the Sam Houston National Forest, to an already existing pipeline in Compartment 72.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35247
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Walker. LEGAL - Compts. 71 and 72 are located about 2 miles east of Phelps, Tx. Compartments 71 and 72
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
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribed Burning in Compartments 11, 12, 30, and 36.
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Brian Gidcumb
936-344-6205
bgidcumb@fs.fed.us
Description: 5,686 acres of prescribed burning for RCW habitat improvement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45071
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 11, 12, 30, and 36
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribed Burning in Compartments 18, 19, and 20.
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/29/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Brian Gidcumb
936-344-6205
bgidcumb@fs.fed.us
Description: 4,837 acres of prescribed burning for RCW habitat improvement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45043
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, Walker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 18, 19, 20
Wildlife Habitat Improvement Prescribed Burning in Compartments 38, 44, 54, and 104
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
07/14/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Brian Gidcumb
936-344-6205
bgidcumb@fs.fed.us
Description: 5,078 acres of prescribed burning for RCW habitat improvement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44998
Location: UNIT - Sam Houston Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker. LEGAL - Not Applicable Compartments 38, 44, 54, and 104.
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