Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2011 to 03/31/2011
El Yunque National Forest

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Projects Occurring Nationwide
R8 - Southern Region, El Yunque National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R8 - Southern Region, El Yunque National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)

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
- 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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El Yunque National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Amendment to existing communication site permit- Betteroads
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Carolyn Krupp
787-888-5616
ckrupp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Betterroads Asphault Co. will apply to amend permit to acquire facilities under permit to be terminated by Celpage/Optivon at El Yunque Peak
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. El Yunque Peak Electronic Communication Site.
CNF Comprehensive River Management
EA
- Special area management  In Progress:
Notice of Initiation 03/01/2005 
Expected:02/2011
 
03/2011 Jose Ortega
787-888-5613
jrortega@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prepare a Management Plan for the wild and scenic rivers, Rio Mameyes, Rio de la Mina and Rio Icacos.
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. Wild and Scenic Rivers ara located on the Eastern Side of the Forest.
East Peak road repairs
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Carolyn Krupp
787-888-5616
ckrupp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Road repair to be contrated by FAA
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. East Peak Electronic site.
El Yunque NF Historic Trails Preservation
EA
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:06/2011  10/2011 Guillermo Aponte
787-888-5646
gaponte@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair 1000 mts of El Toro Trail. Relocate eroded tread
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30582
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. El Toro National Recreation Trail #34, Rio Grande, Las Piedras, and Canovanas, P.R.
El Yunque National Forest Historic Trails Preservation: El Yunque Mt. Britton, Los Picachos, Tradew
CE
- Recreation management
- Heritage resource management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:04/2011  10/2011 Guillermo Aponte
787-888-5646
gaponte@fs.fed.us 
Description: Repair 10.4 miles of historic trails: repair eroded trail tread, drainage structures, landslide removal, stabilize banks, re-establish historic sections
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. El Yunque trail #15; Espiritu Santo watershed, Rio Grande, PR; Tradewinds trail #35, Rio Blanco Watershed, Naguabo, P.R. Los Picachos trail #17, Espiritu Santo Watershed, Rio GRande, PR Mt. Britton.
FAA road repair on East Peak Road to stabilize landslide prone area
CE
- Special use management
- Road management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Carolyn Krupp
787-888-5616
ckrupp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Gabin walls will be added to stabilize one section of the road
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. East Peak Road.
Puerto Rico Acueducts and Sewer Authority (PRASA) long term permit
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Carolyn Krupp
787-888-5616
ckrupp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of existing PRASA water permit for ten year term
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. Existing water improvement of PRASA on the El Yunque NF.
Puerto Rico Energy Power Authority (PREPA) generator replacement at common site
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Carolyn Krupp
787-888-5616
ckrupp@fs.fed.us 
Description: PREPA will install a new generator at their common site at El Yunque Peak
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. El Yunque Peak Electronic Communication Site.
Removal of contaminated soil from East Peak Electronic Site
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 11/23/2010 
Expected:02/2011
 
06/2011 Carolyn Krupp
787-888-5616
ckrupp@fs.fed.us 
Description: As per expired Navy permit demolition plan and environmental baseline study. Under BRAC process
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. East Peack Electronic Site.
Renewal of PREPA right of way permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/10/2010 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Carolyn Krupp
787-888-5616
ckrupp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ten year permit for electrical power lines ove the El Yunque National Forest
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. El Yunque National Forest.
Renewal of permit to conduct research of aerosols, clouds and meterological data at East Peak
CE
- Special use management
- Research 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/23/2010 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Carolyn Krupp
787-888-5616
ckrupp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Renewal of permit to conduct research of aerosols, clouds and meterological data at East Peak
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. East Peak.
Research study on the impact of climate warming on Puerto Rican Anolis lizards
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special use management
- Research 
In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2010
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/2011 
Expected:01/2011
 
01/2011 Carolyn Krupp
787-888-5616
ckrupp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Three years project to look at thermal biology of Anolis lizards. Proposal includes some specimen collection
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. LEGAL - RT 9966. El Verde Field Station.
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El Yunque National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R8 - Southern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eco Xcursion Aquatic Inc.
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Carolyn Krupp
787-888-5616
ckrupp@fs.fed.us 
Description: Proposing to conduct O/G day hikes at Big Tree Trail and a night hike program.
Location: UNIT - El Yunque National Forest All Units, Catalina Field Office. STATE - Puerto Rico. COUNTY - Ceiba, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande. Caribbean National Forest , Recreational areas RD 191.
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