Public Notices & Alerts
June 18, 2021: The Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD), in cooperation with Clark County, Nevada State Parks, and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is proposing to improve the Logandale Trails Access Road at the northern end of Valley of Fire State Park west of Logandale, Nevada. The project consists of the following activities:
· Paving approximately 3 miles of Logandale Trails Access Road between Logandale and the Logandale Trails trailhead and parking area;
· Widening the road, where needed, to a consistent 26 feet, with two 11-foot-wide travel lanes and 2-foot-wide shoulders, and establishing a clear zone of 7 feet (total roadway prism of 36 feet);
· Realigning the roadway outside railroad property at the east end;
· Improving drainage, including low-water crossings and ditch construction; and
· Formalizing the one-way loop access at the parking area at the west end.
The project will require establishment of a transportation easement across the State Park along the roadway. This easement would result in the permanent conversion of approximately 21 acres of State Park lands to a transportation facility use. All of the converted land is immediately adjacent to the existing road and would not adversely affect park uses or activities. In addition, access to the Logandale Trails trailhead and parking area would be temporary closed during work at the parking area, and general access to recreation areas on the State Park may be limited during construction. As part of the environmental review process, FHWA-CFLHD is considering the proposed conversion and temporary occupancy and their effects on the State Park, which is considered Section 4(f) property, and the trailhead/parking area, which is considered a Section 4(f) resource, under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-670, 80 Stat. 931; 23 CFR Part 774).
Based on the assessment of use, FHWA-CFLHD anticipates making a de minimis finding in concurrence with Nevada State Parks and the BLM. This notice serves as the public notification of the proposed conversion and FHWA-CFLHD’s anticipated finding under Section 4(f) of the DOT Act. If you have any questions or comments regarding this finding, please submit written comments (email is preferred) to the FHWA-CFLHD Project Manager listed below by no later than July 9, 2021.
Emilio Burgos, Project Manager
12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 380
Lakewood, CO 80228
Notice of public workshop on 5/20/2021at 1:00 p.m. to solicit comments on proposed PERMANENT changes to NAC 407:
Join the workshop by video: https://call.lifesizecloud.com/5734042 Join the workshop by telephone: (877) 422-8614, 5734042#
Notice of public hearing on 1/15/2021 at 10:00 a.m. for PROPOSED revision to NAC 407:
Join the hearing by video: https://call.lifesizecloud.com/5734042 Join the hearing by telephone: (877) 422-8614, 5734042#
Notice of public workshop on proposed TEMPORARY regulations December 3, 2020:
Notice of workshop to solicit public comments on proposed permanent regulations. View the NAC Workshop Agenda and Small Business Impact Statement. View the Nevada Division of State Parks DRAFT NAC Proposed Changes.
AUTHORITY: §§1-13, NRS 407.0475 and 407.065; §§14-22, 25 and 26, NRS 407A.220; §§23 and 24, NRS 407A.220 and 407A.225. A REGULATION relating to outdoor recreation; classifying state parks into regions; revising certain requirements for obtaining a photography permit; revising certain requirements for a person 65 years or older to obtain an annual permit; revising prohibitions and restrictions relating to camping and other activities in state parks; making various other changes relating to state parks; establishing requirements for the Outdoor Education and Recreation Grant Program; establishing the membership and duties of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Grant Program; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.