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Release Date: 11/03/16
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BLM Seeks Comment on Las Vegas Valley Environmental Assessment

Las Vegas - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office is inviting review and comment on the Las Vegas In-Valley Area Multi-Action Analysis Environmental Assessment (EA.)  Comments will be accepted until December 16, 2016.
The Las Vegas Field Office manages federal public land parcels interspersed among private land in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.  The BLM processes multiple land actions within these areas each year, including disposal of public lands out of federal ownership and land-use authorizations such as rights-of-way (ROW), Recreation and Public Purpose Act (R&PP) leases, mineral material disposal actions, various permits and licenses within the Las Vegas In-Valley area. 
Because many of the actions occurring within the geographic boundaries of the Las Vegas In-Valley are similar in scope and intensity, it is redundant and inefficient to create individual National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for each individual action. Therefore, the Las Vegas In-Valley Area Multi-Action Analysis EA will provide for an expedited review process which will allow for decisions to be made on most rights-of-way, Recreation and Public Purpose Act leases, mineral material disposal actions, and various permits and licenses within the Las Vegas In-Valley area in the most efficient manner.  
This EA analyzes the impacts of development, construction, operations, maintenance, renewals, amendments, decommissioning, restoration, and/or termination of actions authorized through rights-of-way grants, mineral material disposal actions, or other permits or leases including land disposals within the Las Vegas In-Valley area. 

Written comments may be submitted on the EA website at DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2016-0054-EA, email at or mail to BLM Southern Nevada District Office, In-Valley Environmental Assessment, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 11-03-2016