Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2012 to 09/30/2012
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
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 10/2012 
Expected:10/2012
 
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  08/2012 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.
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Wayne National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R9 - Eastern Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Doyle Land for Land Exchange
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Land ownership management
- Land acquisition 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 06/2012 
Expected:10/2012  12/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: A private landowner is offering a 0.51 acre private lake shore lot at Timbre Ridge Lake in exchange for 2.21 acres of federal land joined by other private land. The plot is the last isolated private lake shore lot beyond the private lots near the dam
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39482
Location: UNIT - Wayne National Forest All Units. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - T3N, R16W, Section 11. Mason Township, Lawrence County, Ohio. Timbre Ridge Lake is south of Lecta, Ohio off SR 775 in Mason Township, Lawrence County, Ohio. The exchange properties are within Section 11, T3N, R16W, and west of the dam following the private road.
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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
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  Completed  Actual: 05/01/2012  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  Completed  Actual: 02/15/2012  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.
Application for Permit to Drill, Hite 2 Oil and Gas Well - Kenoil Inc.
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/28/2012 
Expected:06/2012
 
07/2012 Thomas Thompson
740-373-9055
ththompson@fs.fed.us 
Description: Kenoil Inc. proposes to develop a traditional vertical oil & gas well on the Athens Unit. The proposed well pad is 0.67ac and a proposed access road is 600ft in length. This proposal does not include horizontal drilling or high volume fracking.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38953
Location: UNIT - Athens Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Hocking. LEGAL - S of the NW of T14N, R16W, Section 35, Falls Gore Township, Hocking County, Ohio. The proposed well site is located approximately nine miles northeast of Logan, Ohio and mile south of Gore, Ohio on the Athens Ranger District.
Fiber Optic Line Installation
CE
- Special use management  Cancelled  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  Completed  Actual: 02/07/2012  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
Charity Run Event
CE
- Recreation management  Completed  Actual: 03/30/2012  04/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: The requested proposal is to issue a Recreation Event permit for a 501(C)(3) charity running/walking event, which would take place on a Saturday in April.
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.
Clay Well Plugging Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012  08/2012 Carol Boll
740-534-6500
ceboll@fs.fed.us 
Description: An abandoned gas well has been found on the Wayne National Forest. The well was damaged and has been made safe by a repair, but now needs to be plugged.
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. LEGAL - Within the SE SE NW of T5N, R17W, Section 02, Symmes Township, Lawrence County, Ohio. The project is approximately two miles west of Cadmus, Ohio and mile west of McDaniel Crossroads, Ohio on the Ironton Ranger District.
Hanging Rock ATV Connector Improvements
EA
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management 
Cancelled  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
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
01/2013 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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38002
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
- 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 permit to cultivate hay on 3.1 acres adjacent to Sharps Creek Road in Lawrence County, Aid Township. The new permit will bring the activity into compliance with the 2006 Forest Plan.
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.
Hibernaculum Area Foraging Enhancement Project
CE

           *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 05/29/2012 
Expected:07/2012
 
08/2012 Katrina Schultes
740-753-0101
kschultes@fs.fed.us 
Description: This project will enhance bat foraging, drinking, and flyway habitat, as well as amphibian breeding habitat through activities including upland pond construction and brushing and limbing along a closed Forest Road near a bat hibernaculum.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39375
Location: UNIT - Ironton Ranger District. STATE - Ohio. COUNTY - Lawrence. This project is located in Decatur and Elizabeth Townships, Lawrence County, west of Center Station, OH in the vicinity of County Road 41S.
Ironton Hayfield Management
EA
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 07/2012 
Expected:10/2012  10/2012 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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 07/2012 
Expected:08/2012
 
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.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38516
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
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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
- Recreation management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/01/2012
Est. 215 Comment Period Legal Notice 10/2012 
Expected:11/2012
 
11/2012 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
- Special use management  Cancelled  N/A  N/A 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.