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Final Environmental Assessment Nellis Air Force Base School Initiative, Nellis Air Force Base, Clark County, Nevada

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The U.S. Air Force USAF proposes to construct a new school in Area Ill to replace the existing Nellis Air Force Base AFB on-base school in Area I, Lomie Gray Heard School, to make available land in Area I for future mission-specific development. The intent is to lease base property to a private sector charter school company to design and construct the new school building and operate the school program. The Proposed Action would provide a new, centrally located school within the base housing community in Area Ill. The lease to the Clark County School District CCSD on the antiquated Lomie Gray Heard School in Area I would then be allowed to expire in April 2016, freeing up the land for emerging mission-specific development, as indicated in the current Nellis AFB Area Development Plan ADP. A new school would be constructed in Area Ill to accommodate approximately 800 to 1,000 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It would be constructed on one of four possible sites available in Area Ill Optional Sites 1 through 4. All of the optional school sites are located in the family housing area near the Youth Center on Stafford Drive and have been previously disturbed. Optional Sites 1, 2, and 3 are currently occupied by baseball and softball fields. Optional Site 4 is not developed and is an area that has been set aside in the on-base housing development as a future schoollocati9n. All housing units, roads, infrastructure, and miscellaneous structures have been removed from Optional Site 4. The site has also been cleared of all vegetation and covered with crushed stone to prevent erosion. The reconstruction of the main housing area in Area Ill currently makes transportation of students from Area Ill to the existing school in Area I challenging. The challenge Includes increased traffic at the gates during peak hours, increased emissions from the additional traffic, and a more overburdened infrastructure.

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  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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