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.

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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
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/11/2014
Expected: 03/2015 04/2015 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: 04/2015 05/2015 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
BDR Family Partnership Ltd. Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to transfer a Special Use Permit for an existing road right-of-way to the new owner of the private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46415
Location: UNIT - Angelina Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - San Augustine. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment 35
C63 Project
EA
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
Comment Period
12/20/2012
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 Earlene Jackson
936-897-1068
earlenejackson@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
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
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
- Special use management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/22/2014
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 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
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2015
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
11/24/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Krista Langley
936-655-2299
kllangley@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 In Progress
Scoping Start
01/21/2015
Expected: 03/2015 03/2015 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: 03/2015 06/2015 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
Butler Private Road Special Use Permit Reissuance
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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
Lanelle Johnsey Private Road Special Use Permit project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/20/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Tom Zimmerman
409-625-1940
tzimmerman@fs.fed.us
Description: the purpose of the project is to issue a Special Use Permit for the use of a private road right-of-way to access land locked private property.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46418
Location: UNIT - Sabine Ranger District. STATE - Texas. COUNTY - Sabine. LEGAL - Not Applicable administrative compartment 63
Wes Horton Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/14/2013
Expected: 08/2015 10/2015 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
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
Analysis Completed Expected: 02/2015
Actual: 03/10/2015
02/2015 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
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/02/2014
Expected: 07/2015 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
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2014
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 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
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 01/2015
Actual: 01/06/2015
01/2015 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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45525
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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
07/19/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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: 02/2015 10/2015 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
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
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
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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