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Community Involvement — Las Vegas

July 17, 2020 Update

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has published a Finding of No Significant/Record of Decision for the Las Vegas Metroplex Project. The FAA prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA), dated June 8, 2020, to assess the potential environmental impacts of the Las Vegas Metroplex Project in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. The FAA accepted public comment on the Final EA from June 8 to June 22, 2020. This notice announces that based on the information and analysis contained in the Final EA, and after reviewing comments received on the Final EA, the FAA is issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Las Vegas Metroplex Project. The FONSI/ROD documents the FAA's determination that the Las Vegas Metroplex Project would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is therefore not necessary. The FONSI/ROD also documents the FAA's decision to proceed with the preferred alternative detailed in the Final EA. The Las Vegas Metroplex Project will improve the efficiency of the national airspace system in the Las Vegas area by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure procedures at McCarran International Airport, Henderson Executive Airport, and North Las Vegas Airport.

The FONSI/ROD is available at:
  1. Online: LAS Metroplex FONSI/ROD (PDF) and
  2. Electronic version of the FONSI/ROD is available at 27 libraries in the Las Vegas Metroplex General Study Area. A complete list of libraries is available online at:, and presented below:
County and Library Locations
County Library Location
Clark County, NV Blue Diamond Library
16A Cottonwood Dr. Blue Diamond NV 89004
Boulder City Library
701 Adams Blvd. Boulder City NV 89005
Centennial Hills Library
6711 N. Buffalo Dr. Las Vegas NV 89131
Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas NV 89119
East Las Vegas Library
2851 E Bonanza Rd. Las Vegas NV 89101
Enterprise Library
25 E Shelbourne Ave. Las Vegas NV 89123
Heritage Pk. Sr. Ctr Library
300 S. Racetrack Rd. Henderson NV 89015
Indian Springs Library
715 Gretta Ln. Indian Springs NV 89018
Laughlin Library
2840 South Needles Hwy. Laughlin NV 89029
Meadows Library
251 W. Boston Ave. Las Vegas NV 89102
Moapa Town Library
1340 East Highway 168 Moapa NV 89025
Moapa Valley Library
350 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Overton NV 89040
Mount Charleston Library
75 Ski Chalet Pl. Las Vegas NV 89124
Paseo Verde Library
280 S. Green Valley Pkwy. Henderson NV 89012
Sahara West Library
9600 W. Sahara Ave. Las Vegas NV 89117
Sandy Valley Library
650 W Quartz Ave. Sandy Valley NV 89019
Searchlight Library
200 Michael Wendell Way Searchlight NV 89046
Sunrise Library
5400 E. Harris Ave. Las Vegas NV 89110
Whitney Library
5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Las Vegas NV 89122
Windmill Library
7060 W. Windmill Ln. Las Vegas NV 89113
Nye County, NV Pahrump Community Library
701 East St. Pahrump NV 89048
Inyo County, CA Tecopa Library
408 Tecopa Hot Springs Rd. Tecopa CA 92389
San Bernardino County, CA Needles Branch Library
1111 Bailey Ave. Needles CA 92363
Barstow Branch Library
304 E. Buena Vista St. Barstow CA 92311-2806
Twentynine Palms Branch Library
6078 Adobe Rd. Twentynine Palms CA 92277
Mohave County, AZ Golden Valley Community Library
3417 N. Verde Rd. Golden Valley AZ 86413-8115
Lake Havasu City Branch Library
1770 N. McCulloch Blvd. Lake Havasu City AZ 86403

Supplemental Materials

FAA Finding under the National Historic Preservation Act

In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. § 470 et seq.) and its implementing regulations at 36 C.F.R. Part 800, the FAA has engaged in consultation with the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and other consulting parties regarding the potential for the project to affect historic properties. The FAA has made a finding of "no adverse effect on historic properties," which is documented in a March 3, 2020 email to the SHPO. The email and related documentation are available for public inspection at:

Past Public Workshops:

How Air Traffic Control Works in Las Vegas Metroplex

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA – Las Vegas Metroplex Design Team

*The Design Team estimates use internal FAA metrics to quantify total pre- and post-implementation fuel use differences. The analysis is separate from and differs in metrics and methodology from the Environmental Assessment (EA) analysis of impact categories. The EA analysis is the FAA analysis in compliance with NEPA requirements.

Value of Fuel Savings
$4.7 Million
Fuel Savings
1.6 Million Gallons
Carbon Savings
13.6 Thousand Metric Tons

These preliminary annual benefits estimates are models based on the assumption that the Las Vegas Metroplex improvements will address the issues that the FAA identified in the Las Vegas airspace. Post-implementation estimates based on actual flight data will differ from the preliminary estimates. The value of the preliminary fuel savings estimates is based on a $2.85-per-gallon rate.

Additional Information

For additional information please visit

or contact:

Las Vegas Metroplex EA
Environmental Specialist
Operations Support Group
ATO Western Service Center
2200 S. 216th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198-6547

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