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Community Involvement — Las Vegas

Project Description

The FAA is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. § 4321 et seq., and FAA Order 1050.1F to document the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed optimization of aircraft routes and the supporting airspace management structure serving aircraft operating under instrument flight rules (IFR) while departing from or arriving to the Las Vegas area.

The Las Vegas Metroplex Project would improve the efficiency of airspace in the Las Vegas Metroplex area by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure procedures to and from the following airports (referred to as the EA Study Airports):

  • McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  • Henderson Executive Airport (HND)
  • North Las Vegas Airport (VGT)

Additionally, flight procedures for the following airports are being developed and are included in the EA but do not meet the FAA Order 1050.1F criteria to be designated an EA Study Airport.

  • Boulder City Municipal Airport (BVU)
  • Temple Bar Airport (U30)
  • Triangle Airpark (AZ50)
  • Echo Bay Airport (0L9)

The Project proposes changes in aircraft flight paths and altitudes in certain areas, but would not result in any ground disturbance or increase the number of aircraft operations at any of the above airports.

To evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the Las Vegas Metroplex project, the FAA has established a General Study Area, consisting of areas around the above airports. The General Study Area will be used to evaluate the potential environmental impacts resulting from changes in aircraft routing proposed to occur below 10,000 feet above ground level (AGL).

Project Status: Evaluation

Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) is expected to be released in November, 2019.

  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.
Complete list of libraries that will have electronic copies of the Draft EA
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

For more information on the Las Vegas Metroplex Project, please visit the links below for the most up-to date information on this website.

Community Engagement Opportunities

Upcoming Workshops (2019)

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.

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.

Workshops are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Public Workshop – Las Vegas

Time:

December 9, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Clark County Government Center
500 S Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Pueblo Room
Public Workshop – North Las Vegas

Time:

December 10, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

North Las Vegas Airport
2730 Airport Dr.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Grand Canyon Conf. Room
Public Workshop – Summerlin/Rhodes Ranch

Time:

December 11, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Desert Breeze Community Center
8275 Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89147
Meeting Room
Public Workshop – Southern Highlands

Time:

December 12, 2019 – 4:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Location:

Windmill Library
7060 W Windmill Lane
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Meeting Room
Public Workshop – Henderson

Time:

December 13, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Henderson Executive Airport
3500 Executive Terminal Dr.
Henderson, NV 89052
North/South Meeting Rooms

Past Workshops (April 2019)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held three public information workshops in April 2017 in the Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas communities to introduce the Project and the issues to be addressed. These workshops were intended to increase awareness about the ongoing efforts and allow an opportunity to provide feedback. In April 2019, preliminary designs were presented during three additional workshops in the same areas. Comments received during these workshops were reviewed by the Metroplex Team for potential changes which would not adversely affect safety.

Public Workshop – Henderson

Time:

April 9, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Henderson Executive Airport
3500 Executive Terminal Dr.
Henderson, NV 89052
North/South Meeting Rooms
Public Workshop – North Las Vegas

Time:

April 10, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

North Las Vegas Airport
2730 Airport Dr.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Grand Canyon Conf. Room
Public Workshop – Las Vegas

Time:

April 11, 2019 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Clark County Government Center
500 S Grand Central Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89115
Pueblo Room

Contact

For additional information please contact:

Las Vegas Metroplex EA
Environmental Specialist
Operations Support Group
ATO Western Service Center
2200 S. 216th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198-6547
Email: 9-las-metroplex-ea@faa.gov

Documents/Resources

How Air Traffic Control Works in Las Vegas Metroplex

Additional Las Vegas Metroplex information

Supplemental Materials

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