Nevada getting $7.6 million in federal payments

RENO - Nevada counties will share $7.6 million in federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes allocations this year, up $424,000 from 1999.

The federal Bureau of Land Management will send the payments on Thursday to offset the loss of tax revenues to areas in which tax-exempt federal lands lie.

''With nearly 87% of Nevada's public land controlled by the federal government, these funds are essential to help replace some of Nevada's tax base,'' Sen. Richard Bryan said on Wednesday.

The payments are made for tax-exempt holdings of the BLM, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service and for federal water projects and some military installations.

Nevada's counties will receive these payments:

Carson City--$36,358

Churchill--$649,397

Clark--$1,048,261

Douglas--$215,318

Elko--$1,006,421

Esmeralda--$59,745

Eureka--$104,962

Humboldt--$541,073

Lander--$324,916

Lincoln--$222,136

Lyon--$680,934

Mineral--$255,680

Nye--$763,264

Pershing--$263,194

Storey--$10,095

Washoe--$1,054,639

White Pine--$368,447

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