RENO — On October 10, 2023 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) opened a 30-day public comment period to inform the direction of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (EA) that will cover a range of Special Recreation Permits (SRPs) for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) events on 8,879 miles of roads and trails in Nevada.
“The programmatic EA will streamline the current Special Recreation Permit process for OHV events and lower the cost burden for applicants who bring valuable economic income to the region,” said Tammy Owens, BLM Nevada Recreation Lead for SRPs, OHV, Trails, and Travel Management. “It will also shorten processing time for BLM staff and create a standard set of stipulations and mitigation measures for all Special Recreation Permits.”
The programmatic EA will analyze existing routes that are open to the public and used for OHV events. The EA will not analyze the creation of new routes that have not previously been open to the public.
The comment period will close on November 9, 2023. The BLM has engaged the Ely, Southern Nevada, Battle Mountain, and Carson City District Offices in this effort. The planning area for the project is 26,712,350 acres.
A Public Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting, view the presentations and participate in Q&A, register at the links below. To attend by phone only, use the phone number, webinar ID and passcode below.
Wednesday, October 25 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Pacific
Dial-in Number (toll free): 1-877-853-5247
Webinar ID: 854 9436 7816
Written input may be submitted through the participation function on the National NEPA Register project site, be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed/hand delivered to the BLM Nevada State Office, Attn: OHV Special Recreation Permit Project, 1340 Financial Blvd Reno, NV 89502.