Accession Number : ADA226049


Title :   Environmental Impact Analysis Process, Groom Mountain Range, Lincoln County, Nevada


Descriptive Note : Draft environmental impact statement.


Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a226049.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 143


Abstract : The Air Force proposes to request renewal of the withdrawal of the Groom Mountain Range from the public lands. The withdrawn lands will provide a public safety and security buffer zone for national defense programs carried out on the adjacent Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR). Prior to the existing withdrawal of 89,600 acres of the Groom Mountain Range in October 1984 by PL 98-485, the area was public land administered by Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The temporary withdrawal expires 31 Dec 87. Environmental impacts expected to result from renewed withdrawal of the Groom Mountain range are assessed. The no-action alternative allowing return of the area to public land status and the alternative of renewing a small withdrawal area are considered. Impacts of renewed withdrawal would result from loss of public and private access for hunting, recreation, mining and other purposes. It is concluded that no overriding environmental factors are evident that would render renewed withdrawal unacceptable.


Descriptors :   *LAND USE , *RANGES(FACILITIES) , SECURITY , SAFETY , NEVADA , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , REMOVAL , BUFFERS , AIR FORCE FACILITIES


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE