BLM seeks public comment on Extension of Withdrawal for Runway Safe Zone at Nellis Air Force Base

Southern Nevada DO

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Las Vegas Field Office is accepting comments on the U.S. Air Force application for extension of Public Land Order No. 7613, to protect a runway safe zone at the Nellis Air Force Base located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The withdrawal of 40 acres of public land from settlement, sale, location, or entry under the general land laws, including the United States mining laws, has protected the runway safe zone for 20 years, and the Air Force has requested the withdrawal be extended an additional 20 years. 

The BLM today published notice of the Air Force application for withdrawal extension in the Federal RegisterThis notice initiates a 90-day public comment period and announces the opportunity for the public to request a public meeting on the withdrawal extension application.

All comments, including the name and address of respondents, will be available for public review and should be submitted to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130.  Comments must be received by June 4, 2024.  

If, based on public comments received, the BLM determines that a public meeting is appropriate, we will notify the public of the meeting’s date, time, and location.  The BLM will provide this information in the local newspaper and on the BLM Nevada website at least 30 days before any scheduled meeting.