December 5, 2019
American Planners Associate – Nevada Chapter Outstanding Rural Plan – 2019
The APA-Nevada Chapter acknowledged Nevada Department of Transportation’s Interstate-11 Northern Nevada Alternatives Analysis Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Project as the Outstanding Rural Plan for 2019 at the Annual Conference in October. BEC Environmental, Inc. is proud to have supported NDOT and the rest of the team on this “generational” project. Kevin Verre was the NDOT Project Manager and the consultant team supporting him included Wood-Rodgers, CH2M Hill/Jacobs, BEC Environmental, and Broadbent and Associates.
The goal of Interstate 11 (I-11) is to establish a high-capacity, limited-access transportation corridor ultimately connecting Mexican ports and manufacturing areas with Canada, traversing Nevada’s largest regional, national, and international manufacturing and economic activity centers. The I-11 corridor has the potential to become one of the first north-south, high-capacity routes through the Intermountain West that could greatly improve commerce, tourism, and international trade opportunities across the West.
The goal of the project was to seek and incorporate public and stakeholder input and evaluate potential community, economic, engineering, land use, and environmental constraints and opportunities along numerous alternative corridors from northwest Las Vegas to a logical interconnect with Interstate 80.
The extensive public and stakeholder involvement effort to engage each of the rural and urban communities along the corridor was significant, covering over 1000 miles of travel and engaging almost 700 participants.
The resulting documents will help inform the planning and environmental processes for this critical economic conduit for years to come.
Judges comment: “…For me, one of the best parts was the attention given to the concerns of those rural towns most likely to be affected by the extension of the corridor and the additional meetings spent talking about the project and possible implications with them and setting the stage for additional conversations with other potentially affected jurisdictions.”
July 30, 2019
BEC is proud to be a part of the first successful cleanup completed by the Nevada Rural Brownfields Partnership!
The FBO Building at the Tonopah airport was in disrepair and desperate need of redevelopment. Since January 2014, Nye County has been collaborating with BEC and many other parties to assess and redevelop this site without risk to human health and the environment. The contaminants found on site were safely removed and the building was demolished. A new fixed-base operations building was constructed with clear runway views and, of course, an advanced air conditioning system!
On July 30, 2019, representatives from Nye County, the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, EPA, NDEP, the Northern Nye County Hospital District, the Tonopah Town Board, White Pine County, Senator Rosen’s office, BEC, and other interested members of the community all happily came together to celebrate the cleanup.
July 13, 2019
On July 13, 2019, BEC had the wonderful opportunity to attend
The Shade Tree of Las Vegas Art Day!
There were many donations received and very lovely, inspiring paintings created!
Thank you to The Shade Tree for all you do to help those women, children, and their pets in need in our community.
June 21, 2019
Join us in Los Angeles, California for the National Brownfields Training Conference, December 11‐13, 2019, with pre‐conference programming on December 10!
The conference is set to be a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are designed to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on. Register for the conference and book your hotel stay now!
Learn, Network, and Explore!
For updates, check out Brownfields 2019 on twitter!