For Immediate Release

Release No. AWP-51103
September 10, 2003
Contact: Mike Fergus, Donn Walker
Phone: (425) 227-2004, (310) 725-3580

The installation and operation of an Instrument Landing System (ILS) at the North Las Vegas Airport in Nevada would pose no significant environmental impacts, the Federal Aviation Administration said today.

The FAA has issued a "Finding of No Significant Impact" and record of decision for the proposed ILS, which would be installed on Runway 12L. The finding was based on the results of an environmental assessment prepared earlier this year.

An Instrument Landing System is a radio navigation aid that provides course and altitude guidance to pilots as they approach an airport. Currently, the only public airport in Southern Nevada with an ILS is McCarran International in Las Vegas.

The finding indicates the North Las Vegas project would be consistent with environmental policies and objectives in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and won't significantly affect the quality of the environment.

Copies of the finding and decision are available for public inspection at the following locations:

Federal Aviation Administration
Airports Division
15000 Aviation Blvd., Room 3012
Hawthorne, CA 90261

North Las Vegas Library
2300 Civic Center Dr.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119