Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
04/01/2012 to 06/30/2012
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  Completed  Actual: 03/23/2012  12/2011 Brenda Halter-Glenn
202-260-9400
bhalterglenn@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  Completed  Actual: 12/13/2011  01/2012 Glen Stein
801-200-2703
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
2012 Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread Project
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/27/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
06/2012 Rachel Orwan
740-753-0895
rorwan@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Wayne National Forest proposes to treat approx 459 ac of the Athens Unit with a single aerial application of an insect pheromone mating disruptant in the spring or summer of 2012. Monitoring will follow. The mating disruptant is species specific.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38439
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Hocking. LEGAL - T12N, R16W, parts of Sec 32 and 33, FR 31, 33, and 34. Starr Township, Hocking County, Ohio.
2012 Permit Renewals - Athens Ranger District
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/19/2011 
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.
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.
VIRCO gas pipeline
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 01/02/2012 
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  Completed  Actual: 01/13/2012  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.
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.
Charity Run Event
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012 
Expected:04/2012
 
04/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: The requested proposal is to issue a 5 year Recreation Event permit for a 501(C)(3) charity running/walking event, which would take place on a Saturday in April each year.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38531
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. Lawrence County, Elizabeth Township, in the Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area, Sec 26 & 35 T2N R18W.
FY 10 Ironton District Wetland Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  Completed  Actual: 12/30/2011  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.
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
- 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.
Hay Cultivation Permit Renewal
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Scott Means
740-534-6500
smeans@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to reissue a 10 year permit to cultivate hay on 3.1 acres adjacent to Sharps Creek Road in Lawrence County, Aid Township.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38520
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. Sharps Creek Road in Lawrence County, Aid Township, NE SW sec 27 T4N R17W.
Horse Trail Re-Route
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 01/06/2012  01/2012 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.
Kimble Loop East Horse Trail Reroute
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to reroute the horse trail off of County Road 5. The project would construct approximately 3.5 miles of horse and hiking trail, which would replace approximately 2.3 miles of trail along roads.
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. Lawrence County, Aid Township, Sections 20, 21, 28, & 29 T4N R17W.
New Hay Cultivation Permit
EA

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 08/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
10/2012 Scott Means
740-534-6500
smeans@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposal is to issue a 10-yr permit to cultivate hay on 14.8ac bisected by Lawrence CR 10 & 34. The area has been a hayfield in the past but is currently out of production. The proposed permitee would cultivate the field for hay production.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38523
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. Lawrence County, Decatur Township, SW NW Sec 3, & SE NE Sec 4 of T3N R18W.
Pine Grove ATV Connector Trail
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012 
Expected:03/2012
 
04/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: The proposed action is to construct approx 6 miles of trail including bridges. The goal is to connect the Hanging Rock ATV trails south of SR 650 to the Superior ATV trails north of CR 27.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38518
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. The location is Lawrence County, Elizabeth Township, Sec 10, 16, 17, & 19 T2N R18W.
Temporary Timber Haul Road
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012 
Expected:05/2012
 
05/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: A temporary right-of-way issued to a private landowner to haul private timber across National Forest System lands to Dark Lick Road near the Low Gap. The right-of-way which currently exists would be widened and the surface would be hardened.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38528
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Scioto. Scioto County, Green Township, French Grants, T1N, R20W.
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.