Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
10/01/2010 to 12/31/2010
Fishlake National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Fishlake National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Fishlake National Forest,  Beaver Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Fishlake National Forest,  Fillmore Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Fishlake National Forest,  Fremont River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Fishlake National Forest,  Richfield Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 12/18/2009
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2010 
Expected:11/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS

           *NEW LISTING*
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 01/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/12/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Thomas Lloyd
1-435-636-3596
twlloyd@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/project_content.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.
Sigurd to Red Butte 345 kV Transmission Line
EIS
- Special use management  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 01/05/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 10/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
02/2012 Janel McCurdy
541-278-3869
janelmccurdy@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct a new 345 kV transmission line connecting the Sigurd substation located near Richfield, UT to the Red Butte substation located near Central, UT.
Location: UNIT - Pine Valley Ranger District, Beaver Ranger District, Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Iron, Millard, Sevier, Washington. Linear alignment from approximately 6 miles northeast of Richfield, UT to just southwest of the town of Central, UT.
Sigurd to Red Butte Geotechnical Investigation
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/03/2010  09/2010 Kathy Slack
435-865-3742
kslack@fs.fed.us 
Description: The FS proposes to issue a short-term special use permit to authorize Rocky Mt Power to conduct a geotechnical investigation to determine feasability for alternative routes for a 345kV Transmission line from Sigurd to Red Butte substations.
Location: UNIT - Pine Valley Ranger District, Beaver Ranger District, Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Iron, Millard, Sevier, Washington. Starting near Sigurd, UT and running southwest to the Red Butte Substation near Central, UT.
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Fishlake National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fishlake Oil and Gas Leasing
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 07/07/2006
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2010 
Expected:05/2011
 
05/2011 Terry Krasko
435-896-1031
tkrasko@fs.fed.us 
Description: As required by the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of 1987 the responsible officials of the Forest Service and BLM will evaluate lands administered by the Fishlake National Forest for oil and gas leasing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=15470
Location: UNIT - Fishlake National Forest All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne. Fishlake National Forest.
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Fishlake National Forest,   Beaver Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Edna Peak
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 09/10/2010  09/2010 Cindy Mackelprang
435-438-1038
cmackelprang@fs.fed.us 
Description: ROW application to install and operate a 7.2 kilovolt (kV) underground powerline from the Marysvale substation to the Edna Peak Communications Site in Piute County.
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute. Edna Peak in the Tushar Mountains east of Delano Peak. Line would run from Marysvale substation along Bullion Canyon Road to Edna Peak.
Hollow Stream Timber Sale
CE
- Forest products  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/10/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
04/2011 Monty Cartwright
435-438-2436
mlcartwright@fs.fed.us 
Description: Commercial salvage and sanitiation of spruce beetle infested and and adjacent uninfested trees necessary to control the spread of beetle outbreak within approximately 244 acres in the Dry Hollow drainage of Circleville Mountain.
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. LEGAL - T30S R5W Secs 10 and 15 SLBM. Approximately 24 miles east of Beaver, Utah and approximately 1 mile SSW of Lebaron Lake in the Dry Hollow drainage of Circleville Mountain.
Meteorological Testing Site
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Cindy Mackelprang
435-438-1038
cmackelprang@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Beaver Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest is proposing to authorize a wind energy testing project in the Cove Fort area. The purpose of the project is to provide the proponent with the opportunity to test for feasibility of wind resources.
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Millard. LEGAL - T26S, R6W, Section 4, NW 1/4. South of Cove Fort.
North Beaver Fuels Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/04/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Cory Norman
435-896-1074
cnorman@fs.fed.us 
Description: Hazardous fuels reduction project
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29448
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. Project boundary extends from Hwy 153 to Manderfield encompassing NFS lands along west facing front range of the district.
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Fishlake National Forest,   Fillmore Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cove Fort Geothermal Lease
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/29/2008 
Expected:08/2010
 
09/2010 Terry Krasko
435-896-1031
tkrasko@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest is responding to the BLM proposal to lease approximately 3000 acres near Dog Valley, for geothermal exploration and possible development.
Location: UNIT - Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Millard. Dog Valley, approximately 5 miles north of Interstate 15 and Interstate 70 junction.
Watts Mountain Vegetation Managment Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Douglas Robison
435-896-9233
dlrobison@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed fire and mechanical treatment (i.e dixie harrow) of sagebrush and aspen communities in various areas totaling approximatley 5000 acres on the southern portion of the Fillmore Ranger District north of I70.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31305
Location: UNIT - Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Millard. South end of Fillmore Ranger District north of I70.
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Fishlake National Forest,   Fremont River Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Boulder Foothills Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/06/2008
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Kent Chappell
(435)836-1027
kchappell@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project would use mechanical treatments and fire to reduce fuel loading and decrease fire danger on approximately 4000 acres of NFS lands. The vegetation type to be treated is pinyon/juniper along the north slope of Boulder Mountain.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26705
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Garfield, Wayne. North slope of Boulder Mountain.
Bybee Culinary Water Line Burial
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2010 
Expected:11/2010
 
11/2010 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Bury existing culinary water pipeline that delivers water from a spring located on NFS lands to adjacent private land. Approximately 200 feet of NFS lands would be involved.
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. Seven Mile Drainage.
Hurley Cabin Driveway Relocation
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: Driveway relocation at Lakeview Lot #29 facilitating access for disabled persons.
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. Lake View Recreation Residence Tract in the Fishlake Basin, Fishlake Utah.
Lucky Four #1 Minerals Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management 
Completed  Actual: 09/08/2010  10/2010 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us 
Description: A. Katschke, B. Rollins, D. Severns and W. Cowart have submitted a Plan of Operations outlining a proposal to conduct mineral exploration on the Lucky Four #1 Mine.
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T25S R3E S7 Salt Lake Base Meridian. 1 mile SE of Mt. Marvine 1.5 miles NE of Johnson Reservoir.
Pole Canyon
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 04/28/2010 
Expected:01/2011
Actual: 12/09/2009 
08/2011 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/project_content.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.
Zedds Bench
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/27/2009
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 Terrance Holsclaw
435-896-1020
tholsclaw@fs.fed.us 
Description: Induce aspen regeneration due to current stand mortality.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28493
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T25S R2E S25 and T25S R3E S30&31. One tenth of a mile from Johnson Reservoir. Approximately 13.7 miles North/Northeast of Loa, UT.
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Fishlake National Forest,   Richfield Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Coal Lease Modification
EA
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/11/2008 
Expected:07/2010
 
09/2010 Terry Krasko
435-896-1031
tkrasko@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service and BLM propose to modify Federal Coal Lease U-63214 to add approximately 640 acres of coal to this lease. The Forest Service and BLM also propose to revise previous applications to modify Leases SL-062583 and U-47080 totaling 880
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. Approximately 22 miles East of Salina.
Swift Spring Water Development
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/05/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Adam Solt
435-896-1079
asolt@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project would develop Swift Spring and distribute the water, via pumps and pipes, to several new and existing cattle watering locations across the Kingston and Foreshea Alloments.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26601
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute. Swift Spring located on West side of Foreshea mountain.
Triangle Mountain Wireless Communications Facility
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 08/24/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
05/2011 David Christensen
435-896-1054
dchristensen@fs.fed.us 
Description: Construct 180 foot tall free standing tower and equipment on Triangle Mountain to provide wireless service along Interstate 70 and surrounding area; includes approximately 3 miles of power line.
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T22S R2E S11 / 38 54 44.15 N 111 46 12.48W DMS. 5 miles SE of Salina Utah on Triangle Mountain south of Interstate 70.
Twin Peaks Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management 
Completed  Actual: 08/30/2010  10/2010 Jason Torgerson
435-896-9233
jtorgerson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn within 5,169 acres and mechanically treat 578 acres with Dixie Harrow. The proposed action is designed to reduce hazardous fuels within the area, restore aspen ecosystem health and regeneration and improve wildlife habitat.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31304
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute. LEGAL - T28S, R2 W, Sections 26, 27, 35 & 36; T29S R2W, Sections 1,11,12,13,14,15,22,23,24,25,26 and 27; and T29S, R2W, Sections 18,19, & 30. The south end of Monroe Mountain, Richfield Ranger District, Fishlake National Forest.
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