Account for Off-Highway Vehicles: Creation
- use of money in Account.
1.The Account for Off-Highway Vehicles is hereby created in the State General Fund as a revolving account. The Director of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources shall administer the Account. Any money remaining in the Account at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the State General Fund, and the balance in the Account must be carried forward to the next fiscal year.
2.On or after July 1, 2017, money in the Account may only be used as follows:
(a)To pay for the operating expenses of the Commission, including, without limitation, any debts or obligations lawfully incurred by the Commission before July 1, 2017, and the administrative expenses of the Off-Highway Vehicles Program created by NRS 232.1585, consistent with the legislatively approved budget of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources pursuant to NRS 232.1585.
(b)To fund a reserve amount as provided in the legislatively approved budget of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources pursuant to NRS 232.1585.
(c)Any money in the Account that is not used pursuant to paragraph (a) or (b) each fiscal year may be used by the Commission to award grants as provided in NRS 490.068 for projects relating to:
(1)Studies or planning for trails and facilities for use by owners and operators of off-highway vehicles. Money received pursuant to this subparagraph may be used to prepare environmental assessments and environmental impact studies that are required pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 4321 et seq.
(2)The mapping and signing of those trails and facilities.
(3)The acquisition of land for those trails and facilities.
(4)The enhancement or maintenance, or both, of those trails and facilities.
(5)The construction of those trails and facilities.
(6)The restoration of areas that have been damaged by the use of off-highway vehicles.
(7)The construction of trail features and features ancillary to a trail including, without limitation, a trailhead or a parking area near a trailhead, which minimize impacts to environmentally sensitive areas or important wildlife habitat areas.
(8)Safety training and education relating to the use of off-highway vehicles.
(9)Efforts to improve compliance with and enforcement of the requirements relating to off-highway vehicles.
Section 490.069 — Account for Off-Highway Vehicles: Creation; use of money in Account.,