Submitted Application for a 2013 CIP Project

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I. Administrative Section 
Project Name: Northern Nevada Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
Project Description (One Sentence): The purpose of this project is to construct an EVOC to train for safe driving for first responders in dangerous driving conditions, such as pursuits and other emergency situations.
Project Location: County: Carson City
Project Location: City: Carson City
Department (department requesting project): POST
Division (division requesting project): N/A
Agency (agency requesting project): N/A
Agency contact person: Heather K Elliott
Contact phone: 775.687.3317
Contact email:
At the Department level ranking of this project:
The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (i.e., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 1
Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? Yes
SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) N/A
Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) N/A
II. Narrative Section 
Project Justification (Essay)
Project Description: The purpose of this project is to construct an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC). This is being proposed with the express permission from, and in cooperation with, the Division of State Lands and the Department of Corrections. The course will be on 7 - 10 acres of State land, adjacent to the Northern Nevada Correctional Facility in what is called the "buffer zone", with the potential for growth to fill the avaible 26.6 acres of land, The scope of the project includes constructing a level asphalt paved course for training first responders how to drive safely during dangerous conditions such as pursuits and emergency stuations. The project also includes, outdoor lighting, an access road, water and sewer service, a carport to house vehicles, a maintenance/storage building, two modular classrooms with restrooms and driving simulators in them, an electric gate, and a 6 foot high security fence around the facility.
Project Justification: NAC 289.140 requires that all Category I Peace Officers receive a minimum of 40 hrs of EVOC training. There is currently one facility in Northern Nevada, which is inadequate for the training of the number of officers who need this important hands-on experience. Officers spend 80% of their time behind the wheel, and most of them receive EVOC training once in ther entire career! One lawsuit, using the "deliberate indifference" defense will cost the state more than building this facility, and there have been several lawsuits lost by the state in the last decade. This facility will be constructed for use by several state agencies (Public Safety, Wildlife, Parks and the Nevada System of Higher Education as well as other first responders, including local agencies, fire, emergency vehicles, etc). Currently, the few agencies with certification or in-service requirements are using borrowed, inadequate facilities for this training. This project would provide first responders, who are required to have this training, an adequate facility to help prevent unsafe and risky situations on the roads.
Project Background Information: Beginning in SFY 2005, POST has requested funding for this project. In SFY 2008, a scaled down version was approved and funded with Court Assessment funds for $2,807,194. The project was "shovel ready" and 3/4 of the funds had been transferred to SPWB when all remaining and future funds were reverted to the general fund and the project was cancelled. The emphasis on education and practical skills building experience which will be afforded by this facility will minimize risk and should reduce the number of lawsuits. Without proper and practical training, first responders in the State will continue to be involved in more traffic incidents that often involve citizens and tourists. The liability for the State will continue to increase from incidents that might have been prevented with better education and proper training.
Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
Type of equipment to be replaced:
Year existing equipment was installed:
Manufacturer of existing equipment:
Model of existing equipment:
Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
Will this project require any hazardous material abatement? No
Ramifications if the Project is not Approved
(Short Essay): If this project is not approved, the State and local governments will continue to pay billions of dollars in wrongful death lawsuits because their first responders are not properly or consistently trained, which continues to provide opportunities for injury and fatal accidents. As travellers and citizens continue to share our roads with first responders, who drive primarily under hazardous conditions, there will continue to be an increase in the number of lawsuits, as well as an increase the settlement demands.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): Statistically, health, life safety and legal issues will be significantly reduced or eliminated when this project is completed, due to the legal defensibility of current and proven training technology (ies). Training transfer is most complete when training is as realistic as possible, and training transfer is defensible in court because it addresses the challenges and issues to be overcome during the training, not after the training is done or not at all!
Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
1. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? Yes
What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 06/30/2015
What is the driving proposed completion date?
III. Cost Estimate Section 
Preliminary Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
1. Land Cost (if land must be purchased): 0.0000
2. Off-site construction cost: 379621
3. On-site connection fees: 1948832
4. Utility connection fees: 33175
5. Water rights deeded: 30000
6. Furniture, Fixture and equipment costs: 250000
7. Specialty equipment costs 300000
8. Data and network equipment costs: 0.0000
9. Telephone equipment costs: 0.0000
10. Moving costs: 0.0000
11. Costs for renovation of vacated space: 0.0000
12. Costs for correction of known deficiencies: 2535500
(describe deficiencies) This is the estimated cost of moving dirt to specifications for water run off and safety and protection of the asphalt pad.
13. Costs of any known commitments:
(describe commitments)
14. Costs of any hazardous material abatement: 0.0000
(describe hazardous materials)
15. Total project costs: 0.0000
16. Proposed funding of total project cost: 2678078
a. Agency: 2678078
b. Federal
c. Other/Donor
d. State
(describe source of 'Other' funding):
17. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 16a, 16b, or 16c funding sources are providing funds.
a. Name
b. Phone Number
c. Email Address
IV. Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
1. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres) 7
2. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
3. Are utilities available to site? Yes
4. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? No
5. Are there any required off-site improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? Unknown
6. Is the site in a flood plane? Unknown
7. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
8. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
9. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? No
10. Will the site require an environmental assessment? No
11. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? Unknown
12. Will any connection fees need to be paid? Yes
13. Will any water rights need to be deeded? Unknown
14. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? No
15. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
16. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): Yes
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
1. Has any architectural programming occurred? Yes
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project) Yes
2. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? Yes
3. Net Square footage required (including storage space)
New Construction SF:
Remodel/Renovation SF:
Addition SF
Total project SF:
4. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) : Factor/Industry
5. Approximate quantity of staff to occupy facility: 0
6. Approximate number of visitors per day: 45
7. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Yes
8. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (i.e., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): No
9. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 20
10. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: 2 modular classrooms equipped with restrooms and driving simulators, one for each classroom and tables and chairs; one maintenance shop/garage for storage of supplies and vehicle repairs; 12 carport bays for storage of training vehicles
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