The U.S. Navy is conducting consultation in accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for the proposed modernization of the Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC), located near Fallon, Nevada. NHPA requires federal agencies identify and consider potential effects of their actions on historic properties through a collaborative framework seeking, discussing, and considering the views of the public.
The Navy is proposing to modernize the FRTC to meet aviation and ground training requirements assigned to the FRTC, as described in the FRTC Modernization Environmental Impact Statement. The proposed modernization includes undertakings with the potential to affect historic properties, the extent of which is not yet fully known. For this reason, the Navy proposes to amend the existing 2011 Programmatic Agreement among Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nevada, the Nevada State Historic Preservation Officer and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Regarding the Identification, Evaluation and Treatment of Historic Properties on Lands Managed by Naval Air Station, Fallon to accommodate proposed changes in the FRTC.
The public comment period for the proposed Programmatic Agreement Amendment closed on Sept. 30, 2019. The Navy thanks the public for their input.