Nevada State Clearinghouse
Authorized by gubernatorial executive order in 1989, the Nevada State Clearinghouse, within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, exists to inform Executive Branch agencies of significant federal projects and policy initiatives that affect our state. The Clearinghouse has Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Federal agencies to ensure that the consultation requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are met.
National Environmental Policy Act Single Point of Contact (SPOC)
The Nevada State Clearinghouse is the single point of contact for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) proposals statewide and should be notified of all NEPA projects that are proposed in Nevada. Pursuant to NEPA, federal agencies must coordinate with the state and local governments whenever a project or policy initiative is proposed on public lands.
The Clearinghouse ensures that pertinent state agencies are notified about the projects and then provides their comments back to the federal agencies to help facilitate the coordination process.
In addition to state agencies, the Clearinghouse notifies pertinent local governments and other stakeholders of the projects and seeks comments. Non-state stakeholders are not required to comment through the Clearinghouse, instead, the Clearinghouse notifications act as outreach to ensure local-level entities are informed.
Nevada Joint Military Affairs Committee
The Nevada Joint Military Affairs Committee (NJMAC) is held twice a year and is facilitated by the Clearinghouse. NJMAC is composed of personnel from the military, federal land managers, state agencies, Congressional staff and one representative from the Nevada Association of Counties. The intent of NJMAC is to meet and discuss topics of mutual interest