NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR THE PROPERTY ACQUISITION PROJECT
AT NEVADA COUNTY AIRPORT, GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
The County of Nevada California has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed acquisition
of approximately 44 acres of undeveloped property located adjacent to the northern property boundary of Nevada
County Airport, as well as a 4-acre easement to provide access between the property and Idaho-Maryland Road. The
Draft EA is available for public review during the 34-day period from Thursday, October 11, 2012, through 4:00 p.m.
on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. The County of Nevada is currently seeking public comments on this EA.
The County proposes to acquire the proposed property to ensure compatible land use and to provide a buffer
between the airport and other land uses. No airport development is proposed. This notification is pursuant to the
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for
Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
implementing NEPA. The County of Nevada will provide the Final EA to the FAA for its use in considering federal
actions associated with the County's proposed property acquisition.
to review the entire Draft EA or for faster loading click on one of the Chapters in the Related Items section below.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Read this Draft EA and provide comments on this proposed project. Copies of the document are available for review
at the following locations:
Nevada County Airport Office
Nevada County Department of Planning
Nevada County/Grass Valley Library – Royce Branch
Nevada County Library - Bear River Station
Federal Aviation Administration – San Francisco Airports District Office
Nevada County website: http://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/airports
A list of these locations and their hours of operation are presented in Appendix F of the Draft EA.
HOW TO COMMENT ON THE DRAFT EA
If you have important information you believe has not been considered in this document or comments about the
conclusions presented, please send your written comments to the address below:
Mr. Greg Marshall. Airport Manager
Nevada County Airport
Eric W. Rood Administrative Center
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959
The cutoff date for comment submission is Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 4:00 PM – Pacific Standard Time.
Please allow enough time for mailing. The County of Nevada must receive your comments by the deadline. Late
submissions will not be accepted, even if they are postmarked prior to the end of the public review period.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THIS?
The County of Nevada will prepare written responses to comments it receives regarding the adequacy of the
information presented in the Draft EA. Afterward, it will prepare and submit a Final EA to the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) for approval. Following review of the Final EA, the FAA will issue either a Finding of No
Significant Impact or require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.