Many of our projects are in the government realm. It is easy to become immersed in the federal world of Acronyms. Here are a few bits from the alphabet soup and how they fit into our showcased projects.
SRP - Special Recreation Permit
Proposed fun on the public land might warrant a permit. Review BLM's site for the official requirements but generally speaking, large commercial, competitive and advertised events need a permit.
Stipulations allow for events to be held on the public lands but only under certain conditions.
Race stipulations for common to all NV BLM offices
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NEPA process to create the SRP and its stipulations
NEPA - National Environmental Policy Act
The NEPA process is designed to review proposed actions on the public lands and ensure the balance of the public's enjoyment of the public lands while protecting the natural resources.
EIS - Environmental Impact Statement
For really big projects like corporate gold mine or installing hundreds of miles of pipeline, BLM's comprehensive review of all possible impacts as prescribed by the NEPA review process. The EIS the final document of these findings.
EA - Environmental Assessment
For smaller projects like motorcycle races, a fair review can be made with less involvement than an EIS. Like with an EIS, the BLM holds meetings and solicits comments from the public when starting an EIS/EA, and again upon the publication of a draft EA.
The previous race routes dataset was initiated ten years ago, to describe general route locations and identify areas by which races would be permitted rather than specific linear routes. Our 2009 report recommended reviving these efforts.
FONSI - Finding of No Significant Impact
The BLM finds that a proposed action turns out to be ok and will leave no significant impact to the public lands.
ROD - Record of Decision
The results of the EIS/EA review
BLM - Bureau of Land Management
The federal agency that manages the public lands, which are primarily in the Western US.
Approximately two-thirds of the land in Nevada is BLM.
That's all we know about the whole NEPA process!
Check out the BLM website for the official word and more details.