The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comments on the Clark County Shooting Park Environmental Assessment (EA) in regard to the transfer of 2,880 acres of public land to Clark County, Nev., to be used as a centralized shooting park facility. The lands are located north of Decatur Boulevard. The 45-day review period began December 16 and ends January 29, 2010.
The BLM released an initial Environmental Assessment on August 3, 2009 for a 30 day public comment period. During the first comment period, the BLM received 1,046 comment letters. Most of the comments expressed opinions in favor of the shooting park conveyance, and several of the comments provided new information or raised questions or concerns regarding the EA that went beyond simple expressions of opinion.
Based on the analysis of the public comments and internal BLM review, it was determined that a new EA was needed to consider a wider range of alternatives. Therefore, BLM has prepared the updated EA and is providing the public with 45 days to review the analysis.
BLM transferred the subject lands to Clark County in November 2003 in response to Public Law 107-350, which mandated public lands to be conveyed by the Secretary of the Interior for a shooting facility as soon as practicable after the date of enactment of the Act. The Act directed the Secretary to transfer the specified lands to Clark County for a centralized shooting facility.
The environmental assessment is available online at www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.html
. Written comments should be addressed to Bob Ross, BLM Las Vegas Field Manager, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89130.