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PRESS RELEASE: Air Force releases NTTR military land withdrawal draft LEIS

Release Number: 011217

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UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

 

Nellis Air Force Base

Public Affairs

5870 Devlin Dr. Bldg 595, Suite 132

Nellis AFB, NV 89191

Phone: (702) 652-2750; Fax (702) 652-9838

www.nellis.af.mil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No. 20171208

Date: 8 Dec 17

 

Air Force releases NTTR military land withdrawal Draft LEIS

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The U.S. Air Force has prepared a Draft Legislative Environmental Impact Statement (LEIS) for the Nevada Test and Training Range Land Withdrawal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, that analyzes the potential environmental consequences of the proposal to extend and potentially expand the existing range withdrawal.  The proposal would support long-term test and training, and other national defense activities beyond the expiration of the current range land withdrawal date of Nov. 6, 2021.

 

A copy of the Draft LEIS can be viewed at www.NTTRLEIS.com.  The 90-day public comment period begins on Dec. 8, 2017, which will ensure the public has ample opportunity to review and comment on the Draft LEIS. The Air Force will host a series of public hearings to provide members of the community with information about this proposal.  The LEIS comment period and public hearings also serve to provide the public and other stakeholder organizations with the opportunity to comment on potential historic resources effects of the undertaking in accordance with the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act.  Attendees have the opportunity to provide oral and written comments during the public hearings, or they may mail in written comments or post comments to the website prior to the close of the public comment period. Comments should be postmarked by March 8, 2018, to ensure their consideration is included in the final LEIS. The public hearings will be held at the following dates, times, and locations:

 

  • Jan. 17, 2018, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Caliente Elementary School, 289 Lincoln Street, Caliente, Nevada 89008

  • Jan. 18, 2018, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Pahranagat Valley High School, 151 S Main Street, Alamo, Nevada 89001

  • Jan. 23, 2018, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Aliante Hotel, 7300 Aliante Parkway, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89084

  • Jan. 24, 2018, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Beatty Community Center, 100 A Avenue South, Beatty, Nevada 89003

  • Jan. 25, 2018, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Tonopah Convention Center, 301 Brougher Avenue, Tonopah, Nevada 89049

Representatives from the Air Force and cooperating agencies will attend each of the public hearings, which will begin with an open house and information stations. The Air Force will provide a presentation about the proposal from 6:15 to 7 p.m. followed by the opportunity for the attendees at the public hearing to provide oral comments within the time allotted.

 

For more information or to submit a comment, visit: www.nttrleis.com. For questions, contact the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office at 5870 Devlin Dr. Bldg 595, Suite 132, Nellis AFB, Nevada 89191; email 99ABW.PAOutreach@us.af.mil; or call (702) 652-2750, op. 4.

 

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