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Notice of Availability, Public Comment Period, Public Information Workshop, and Public Hearing

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Pursuant to Title 49, United States Code, § 47106(c)(1)(A), notice is hereby given that Clark County, Nevada proposes to build and operate the Southern Nevada Regional Heliport (Heliport) south of Sloan, Nevada immediately east of Interstate Highway 15. The Clark County Department of Aviation (CCDOA) is requesting public input on the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for the construction and operation of the Heliport and associated utilities. The Draft EA discloses the potential economic, social, and environmental impacts of the proposed development. The proposed build alternative (referred to as the South of Sloan site) is located east of Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard South, approximately 5.5 miles south of St. Rose Parkway (a portion of Assessor Parcel No. 204-01-000-004). The development of the Heliport as proposed would provide a facility that would satisfy existing and future needs of the Grand Canyon air tour helicopter operators in a manner that is compatible with the urbanized development in Clark County. Such development includes, but is not limited to: site preparation; grading and installation of drainage facilities; and paving, marking and lighting of helicopter parking areas, taxiways and four Final Approach and Takeoff Areas. The proposed Heliport will accommodate approximately 80 based helicopters with expansion capability for additional helicopters. The Heliport, if constructed, should provide some relief to existing residential neighborhoods of the Las Vegas Valley currently overflown by commercial helicopters providing tours of the Grand Canyon which originate at McCarran international Airport.

A Public Information Workshop was hosted on Thursday, May 1, 2008, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time, at the Clark County Government Center, Cafeteria, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV.  Members of the public were invited to attend the workshop to obtain additional information and to ask questions regarding the proposed Heliport.

A formal Public Hearing on the Draft EA was held during the Clark County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at 10:00 AM, at the Clark County Government Center, Commission Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV.  Oral and written comments were accepted at the Public Hearing.

The Final EA is available for public review during normal business hours at the following locations:

Aliante Library  2400 Deer Springs Wy.
Boulder City Library  701 Adams Blvd.
Clark County Law Library  309 S. Third St.
Clark County Library  1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Enterprise Library  25 E. Shelbourne Ave.
Green Valley Library  2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy.
James Gibson Library  280 S. Water St.
Las Vegas Library  833 Las Vegas Blvd North
Lydia Malcolm Library  2960 Sunridge Heights Pkwy.
Meadows Library  300 W. Boston Ave.
Nevada State College  1125 Nevada State Dr.
North Las Vegas Library  2300 Civic Center Drive
Paseo Verde Library  280 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
Pittman Library  1608 Moser Dr.
Rainbow Library  3150 N. Buffalo Dr.
Sahara West Library  9600 West Sahara Ave.
Spring Valley Library  4280 South Jones Blvd.
Summerlin Library  1771 Inner Circle Dr.
Sunrise Library  5400 Harris Ave.
UNLV Library  4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
West Charleston Library   6301 W. Charleston Blvd.
West Las Vegas Library  951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Whitney Library  5175 E. Tropicana Ave.

McCarran International Airport
Clark County Department of Aviation
Director's Office
3rd Floor

Clark County Department of Aviation, Planning Offices
1845 East Russell Road, 3rd Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Henderson Executive Airport
Clark County Department of Aviation
Customer Service Counter

North Las Vegas Airport
Clark County Department of Aviation
Administration Offices

BLM – Las Vegas Field Office
4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.

FAA Western-Pacific Region
Airports Division
15000 Aviation Blvd., Room 3012
Lawndale, CA  90261

The Public Comment Period was open from Friday, April 4, 2008 through 5:00 PM, Pacific Daylight Time, on Friday, May 9, 2008. All comments received were addressed in the Final Environmental Assessment.

For further information, please see Appendix L or call Jeffrey Jacquart at (702) 261-5510.