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Public Notification of Extended Comment Period

The FAA is extending the public comment periods for the Las Vegas Metroplex project’s Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) and the FAA’s corrections to the Draft EA (Correction Document) through January 21, 2020. People have until that date to review and comment on both the Draft EA and the Correction Document the FAA has issued for the Draft EA. The Correction Document includes one departure route for McCarran International Airport that was inadvertently omitted from the Draft EA and makes other corrections to the Draft EA.

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment Document, Novemeber 18, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Las Vegas Metroplex (LAS Metroplex) Project and will be making it available for public review and comment. The Draft EA considers the potential environmental impacts of the implementation of the Project. The Project’s Proposed Action would improve the efficiency of airspace in the LAS Metroplex by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure routes at the EA Study Airports. The Study Airports are: McCarran International Airport (LAS), Henderson Executive Airport (HND), and North Las Vegas Airport (VGT).

The Project proposes changes to aircraft flight routes and altitudes in certain areas. However, the Proposed Action would not increase the number of aircraft operations within the Metroplex or result in any ground disturbance.

The FAA invites the public to attend informational workshops for the Draft EA at the times and locations listed below. Representatives from the FAA will be available to answer questions about the Las Vegas Metroplex Project. Written comments will be accepted at the public workshops.

Las Vegas Metroplex Project Environmental Assessment Workshops
December 9, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Clark County Government Center – Pueblo Room
500 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89155
December 10, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:30p.m.
North Las Vegas Airport Grand Canyon Conference Room
2730 Airport Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
December 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Desert Breeze Community Center – Meeting Room
8275 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89147
December 12, 2019
4:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Windmill Library – Meeting Room
7060 Windmill Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89113
December 13, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 7:30p.m.
Henderson Executive Airport North/South Meeting Room
3500 Executive Terminal Drive, Henderson, NV 89052

Attendees with special communication or accommodation needs may contact Augustin Moses of the FAA at (206) 231-2218 and at augustin.moses@faa.gov at least 2 days prior to the workshop. Every reasonable effort to accommodate special needs will be made.

Electronic copies of the Draft EA and supporting materials will be available at the following locations:

  1. Online at: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/community_involvement/las and http://www.metroplexenvironmental.com/las_metroplex/las_docs.html
  2. Electronic versions of the Draft EA will be sent to 28 libraries in the General Study Area with a request to make the digital document available to patrons. A complete list of libraries that will have electronic copies of the Draft EA is presented below.

County Library Location
Clark Aliante Library
2400 Deer Springs Way No. Las Vegas NV 89084
702-839-2980
Blue Diamond Library
16A Cottonwood Dr. Blue Diamond NV 89004
702-875-4295
Boulder City Library
701 Adams Blvd. Boulder City NV 89005
702-293-1281
Centennial Hills Library
6711 N. Buffalo Dr. Las Vegas NV 89131
702-507-6400
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas NV 89119
702-507-3400
East Las Vegas Library
2851 E Bonanza Rd. Las Vegas NV 89101
702-507-3500
Enterprise Library
25 E Shelbourne Ave. Las Vegas NV 89123
702-507-3760
Heritage Park Sr. Ctr. Library
300 S. Racetrack Rd. Henderson NV 89015
702-207-4258
Indian Springs Library
715 Gretta Ln. Indian Springs NV 89018
702-879-3845
Laughlin Library
2840 Needles Hwy. Laughlin NV 89029
702-507-4060
Meadows Library
251 W. Boston Ave. Las Vegas NV 89102
702-474-0023
Clark Moapa Town Library
1340 East Highway 168 Moapa NV 89025
702-864-2438
Moapa Valley Library
350 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton NV 89040
702-397-2690
Mount Charleston Library
75 Ski Chalet Pl. Las Vegas NV 89124
702-872-5585
Paseo Verde Library
280 S. Green Valley Pkwy. Henderson NV 89012
702-492-7252
Sahara West Library
9600 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas NV 89117
702-507-3630
Sandy Valley Library
650 W Quartz Ave. Sandy Valley NV 89019
702-723-5333
Searchlight Library
200 Michael Wendell Way Searchlight NV 89046
702-297-1442
Sunrise Library
5400 E. Harris Ave. Las Vegas NV 89110
702-507-3900
Whitney Library
5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas NV 89122
702-507-4010
Windmill Library
7060 W. Windmill Ln. Las Vegas NV 89113
702-507-6030
Nye Pahrump Community Library
701 East St. Pahrump NV 89048
775-727-5930
Inyo Tecopa Library
408 Tecopa Hot Springs Rd Tecopa CA 92389
760-852-4171
San Bernardino Needles Branch Library
1111 Bailey Ave. Needles CA 92363
760-326-9255
Barstow Branch Library
304 E. Buena Vista St. Barstow CA 92311-2806
760-256-4850
Twentynine Palms Branch Library
6078 Adobe Rd. Twentynine Palms CA 92277-2354
760-367-9519
Mohave Golden Valley Community Library
3417 N. Verde Rd. Golden Valley AZ 86413-8115
928-565-2989
Lake Havasu City Branch Library
1770 N. McCulloch Blvd. Lake Havasu City AZ 86403
928-453-0718

The public comment period will commence on November 18, 2019 and run through December 20, 2019. The FAA encourages interested parties to review the forthcoming Draft EA, and provide written comments during the public comment period. Written comments will be accepted by the FAA through December 20, 2019. The public is invited to submit comments during the public comment period at the workshops, by mail, or via the FAA Community Involvement website listed below. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Web comment form available online throughout the comment period at: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/community_involvement/las/

Comment cards will be available at all Public Workshops and FAA will be accepting written comment submissions at those venues.

Comments can be submitted by regular mail to:
Las Vegas Metroplex Draft EA
Federal Aviation Administration
Western Service Center - Operations Support Group
2200 S. 216th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198-6547

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment Correction Document, December 8, 2019

Public Notice of Availability: Correction to the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Proposed Las Vegas Metroplex Project

Summary: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice that it has prepared and is making available for public review and comment the Correction to the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Las Vegas Metroplex Project (Correction Document).

The FAA’s proposed action for the Las Vegas Metroplex Project would improve the efficiency of airspace in the Las Vegas area by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure routes at McCarran International Airport, Henderson Executive Airport, and North Las Vegas Airport. The FAA released the Draft EA for the Las Vegas Metroplex Project on November 18, 2019. The Correction Document identifies changes to specified portions of the Draft EA to incorporate information that was inadvertently omitted and make other corrections.

Availability: Electronic copies of the Correction Document, the Draft EA, and supporting materials are available at thefollowing locations: (1) Online at: http://metroplexenvironmental.com/las_vegas_metroplex/las_vegas_docs.html and (2) at the following libraries in the General Study Area (by December 11, 2019):

Clark County, NV
Blue Diamond Library
16A Cottonwood Dr. Blue Diamond NV 89004
702-875-4295

Boulder City Library
701 Adams Blvd. Boulder City NV 89005
702-293-1281

Centennial Hills Library
6711 N. Buffalo Dr. Las Vegas NV 89131
702-507-6400

Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas NV 89119
702-507-3400

East Las Vegas Library
2851 E Bonanza Rd. Las Vegas NV 89101
702-507-3500

Enterprise Library
25 E Shelbourne Ave. Las Vegas NV 89123
702-507-3760

Heritage Pk. Sr. Ctr Library
300 S. Racetrack Rd. Henderson NV 89015
702-207-4258

Indian Springs Library
715 Gretta Ln. Indian Springs NV 89018
702-879-3845

Laughlin Library
2840 Needles Hwy. Laughlin NV 89029
702-507-4060

Eagle Public Library
600 Broadway St. Eagle CO 81631
970-328-8800

Meadows Library
251 W. Boston Ave. Las Vegas NV 89102
702-474-0023

Moapa Town Library
1340 East Highway 168 Moapa NV 89025
702-864-2438

Moapa Valley Library
350 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton NV 89040
702-397-2690

Mount Charleston Library
75 Ski Chalet Pl. Las Vegas NV 89124
702-872-5585

Paseo Verde Library
280 S. Green Valley Pkwy. Henderson NV 89012
702-492-7252

Sahara West Library
9600 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas NV 89117
702-507-3630

Sandy Valley Library
650 W Quartz Ave. Sandy Valley NV 89019
702-723-5333

Searchlight Library
200 Michael Wendell Way Searchlight NV 89046
702-297-1442

Sunrise Library
5400 E. Harris Ave. Las Vegas NV 89110
702-507-3900

Whitney Library
5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas NV 89122
702-507-4010

Windmill Library
7060 W. Windmill Ln. Las Vegas NV 89113
702-507-6030

Nye County, NV
Pahrump Community Library
701 East St. Pahrump NV 89048
775-727-5930

Inyo County, CA
Tecopa Library
408 Tecopa Hot Springs Rd. Tecopa CA 92389
760-852-4171

San Bernardino County, CA
Needles Branch Library
1111 Bailey Ave. Needles CA 92363
760-326-9255

Barstow Branch Library
304 E. Buena Vista St. Barstow CA 92311-2806
760-256-4850

Twentynine Palms Branch Library
6078 Adobe Rd. Twentynine Palms CA 92277
760-367-9519

Mohave County, AZ
Golden Valley Community Library
3417 N. Verde Rd. Golden Valley AZ 86413-8115
928-565-2989

Lake Havasu City Branch Library
1770 N. McCulloch Blvd. Lake Havasu City AZ 86403
928-453-0718

Public Workshops: The FAA is holding public informational workshops at the times and locations listed below. Representatives from the FAA will be available to answer questions about the Las Vegas Metroplex Project. Written comments will be accepted at the public workshops.

December 9, 2019, 5-7:30 pm: Clark County Government Center - Pueblo Room, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89155
December 10, 2019, 5-7:30 pm: North Las Vegas Airport - Grand Canyon Conference Room, 2730 Airport Dr., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
December 11, 2019, 5-7:30 pm: Desert Breeze Community Center - Meeting Room, 8275 Spring Mountain Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89147
December 12, 2019, 4:45-7:15 pm: Windmill Library - Meeting Room, 7060 Windmill Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89113
December 13, 2019, 5-7:30 pm: Henderson Executive Airport - North/South Meeting Room, 3500 Executive Terminal Dr., Henderson, NV 89052

Attendees with special communication or accommodation needs may contact Augustin Moses of the FAA at (206) 231-2218 and at augustin.moses@faa.gov at least 2 days prior to the workshop. Every reasonable effort to accommodate special needs will be made.

Comments: In addition to the public comment period on the Draft EA, which commenced on November 18, 2019 and runs through December 20, 2019, the FAA is also providing a separate 30-day public comment period for the Correction Document. The FAA encourages interested parties to review the Correction Document and provide written comments during the public comment period. Written comments on the Correction Document will be accepted by the FAA through January 10, 2020. The public is invited to submit comments at the workshops, by mail, or via the FAA Community Involvement website listed below. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised 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 from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Web comment form available online throughout the comment period at: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/community_involvement/las/

Comment cards will be available at all Public Workshops and the FAA will be accepting written comment submissions at those venues.

Comments can be submitted by regular mail to:

Las Vegas Metroplex Draft EA
Federal Aviation Administration
Western Service Center - Operations Support Group
2200 S. 216th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198-6547