lucky420 wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:25 am
some seeing eye wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:19 pm
I was able to do a quick scan. There is plenty of fodder for endless ePlaya discussion in it.
Here is an odd one, the combination of increasing the number of vehicle passes while keeping the population the same and increasing airport costs.
I would speculate without any inside information that BxB and BxA expansion was driven by factors: 1 - complying with Nevada highway patrol limits on vehicles per hour in anticipation of increasing the population cap. 2 - enabling fly-in burners.
I believe the EIS lifted the vehicle pass number from 27,000 to 35,000. (It is possible the extra 8,000 vehicle permits were already there, like the 10,000 staff and volunteer tickets.)
Because of the large number of commercial flights, NDOT is requiring full airport firefighting capability, a cost. And they are requiring some helicopter landing improvements. Why is it essential we need to land helicopters at all?
This would be a perfect opportunity to pause the growth of Bx* and reexamine the impact on culture.
Helicopters for medi-vac?
My understanding is that medivac now is done by fixed wing aircraft and ground ambulances. Knowledgable ESD experience is welcome.
The issue is that the rotor wash stirs up the dust. In the past there were 2 helipads, Point 5 and I believe Point .5. Now NDOT in the EIS is demanding:
"Dust free operating areas are recommended for the loading and unloading of
passengers where aircraft are frequently started or shut down. This is highly
recommended for helicopter operators and those associated FATO's. Hard
operational surfaces (dust free) such as mats, plates, or temporary concrete pads
could provide close helicopter access to the event for EMS purposes. The
helicopter operator has been operating from hard surfaces in Gerlach to obtain
favorable dust free environmental conditions, however heliports could be set up
adjacent to the event perimeter with proper preparation.
N/A The FEIS has been revised to include a new mitigation
measure, TRAN-4, to address this concern."
This is my concern: https://www.businessinsider.com/burning ... des-2016-9