Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
01/01/2012 to 03/31/2012
Wayne 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
R9 - Eastern Region, Wayne National Forest,  Athens Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R9 - Eastern Region, Wayne National Forest,  Ironton Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 12/2011 
Expected:03/2012
 
01/2013 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
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:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/13/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
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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Wayne National Forest,   Athens Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2011 Permit Renewals - Athens Ranger District
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  02/2012 Steve Sapio
740-373-9055
ssapio@fs.fed.us 
Description: One permit is up for renewal in 2011. G & J Oil Company holds a permit for a pipeline that crosses approximately 6000 ft of the National Forest.
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Washington. Township 2N, Range 5W, Sections 33 and 34 in Grandview Twp, Washington County, Ohio.
Bessemer Hollow Reclamation Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 11/21/2011  12/2011 Rachel Orwan
740-753-0101
rorwan@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project consists of closing 2 subsidences, reconstructing channels to re-establish surface water flow and treating acid mine drainage seeps in a heavily-impacted, mined area just north of Nelsonville (alongside Woodlane Ave).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34885
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Athens. Just north of Nelsonville on both sides of Woodlane Avenue.
Fiber Optic Line Installation
CE
- Special use management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Thomas Thompson
740-373-9055
ththompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project involves the placement of fiber optic lines along existing utility rights-of-way.
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Athens, Hocking, Morgan, Perry, Vinton. Various locations in the Athens Ranger District.
Pancake Road Daylighting
CE
- Special use management  Completed  Actual: 11/29/2011  12/2011 Warren Tucker
740-753-0101
wtucker01@fs.fed.us 
Description: A temporary increase to the York Township right-of-way along a portion of Pancake Rd (Twp 569) is proposed in order to allow the township to remove pine trees currently shading the road and causing hazardous conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36731
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Athens. LEGAL - T12N, R15W, Sec 5. Along Pancake Road (Twp569), just south of the big curve in York Township, Athens County.
VIRCO gas pipeline
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 01/2012 
Expected:02/2012  02/2012 Steve Sapio
740-373-9055
ssapio@fs.fed.us 
Description: VIRCO, Inc is requesting a special use permit to bury a 4-inch plastic pipeline, approximately 800 feet by 20 feet. The line will be installed by use of a small track hoe.
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Washington. off of T-136 (Wilson Run Rd)< Grandview TWP, Washington County, Ohio.
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Wayne National Forest,   Ironton Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Abandoned Well Plugging
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/29/2011 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Wayne National Forest will work with the OH Dept of Natural Resources to close 4 abandoned wells on the Ironton Ranger District. Two of the wells are located in the Hanging Rock ATV Area and the other 2 are in the Lake Vesuvius Rec Area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35824
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. Two sites are within the Hanging Rock ATV Area and the other 2 are in the Lake Vesuvius Rec Area.
FY 10 Ironton District Wetland Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/08/2009 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2012 Patrick Mercer
740-534-6500
pamercer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore the project areas to shallow wetlands that mimic natural oxbows and shallow, scour-pool depressions that historically occurred in low-lying fields in southern Ohio. The wetland pools will vary in depth from several inches to several feet.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30219
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Gallia, Lawrence. LEGAL - T3N R18W, N1/2 of Section 4; T5N R16W, SE1/4 of Section 19; T2N R18W, N1/2 of Section 15. 3 locations: 1) 3 mi NW of Cadmus, Galia Co; 2) 1 1/2 mi NW of Buckhorn, 3) 1 1/2 mi NNE of Pedro, Lawrence Co, Ohio.
Hanging Rock ATV Connector Improvements
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
On Hold  N/A  N/A Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project includes various improvements to the Hanging Rock area, including improved access for fishing and the construction of connector trails.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=24838
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - T1N, R19W, Sec 1 and 22; T1N, R19W, Sec 1; T2N, R19W, Sec 16, 17, 19 and 30. Four miles northwest of Ironton, Ohio, near the existing Hanging Rock ATV Trailhead.
Hanging Rock Parking Improvements
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/15/2010 
Expected:01/2012
 
02/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will expand the existing parking lot in the Hanging Rock ATV area to accomodate more vehicles.
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. Four miles northwest of Ironton, Ohio, near the existing Hanging Rock ATV Trailhead.
Horse Trail Re-Route
CE
- Recreation management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: The WNF proposes to re-route a portion of the main loop of horse trail around the Lake Vesuvius Rec Area. The re-route is proposed to improve safety for horses and riders by moving the horse trail away from the archery trail.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36773
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - Ironton Quad, T 22N, R 18W and parts of Sections 22, 26 and 27. Lawrence Co, Elizabeth Twp, surrounding the parking lot for the archery trail within the Lake Vesuvius Rec Area.
Ironton Hayfield Management
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/04/2010 
Expected:02/2012
 
07/2012 Scott Means
740-534-6500
smeans@fs.fed.us 
Description: Allow for leasing of historic hayfields in the Ironton Ranger District of the Wayne National Forest.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=31907
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Gallia, Lawrence. LEGAL - T5N, R17W, Sec2; and T3N, R18W, Sec4; and T6N, R17W, Sec32; and T3N, R16W, Sec 9. Four hayfield units located in Mason and Decatur townships in Lawrence County and Greenfield Township in Gallia County.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.