Indian Gaming, 2652 [05-813]

Download as PDF 2652 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2005 / Notices the Final EIS, contact Nanette Seto or Tara Zimmerman, Migratory Birds and Habitat Programs, 911 NE. 11th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97232, telephone (503) 231–6164, facsimile (503) 231–2019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the Final EIS will be available for viewing and downloading online at: 1. http:// migratorybirds.pacific.fws.gov/ CATE.htm, 2. http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/ pm/e/, and 3. http://nwr.noaa.gov. Printed documents will also be available for review at the following libraries: 1. North Olympic Library System, Port Angeles Branch, Port Angeles, WA, 2. North Olympic Library System, Sequim Branch, Sequim, WA, 3. Astoria Public Library, Astoria, OR, 4. Multnomah County Central Library, Portland, OR, 5. Eugene Public Library, Eugene, OR, 6. Lake County Library, Lakeview, OR, 7. San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA, and 8. Oakland Main Public Library, Oakland, CA Copies of the Final EIS may be obtained by writing to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Migratory Birds and Habitat Programs, Attn: Nanette Seto, 911 NE. 11th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97232, or cateeis@fws.gov. Background Recent increases in the number of Caspian terns nesting in the Columbia River estuary, Oregon, have led to concerns over their potential impact on the recovery of threatened and endangered Columbia River salmon. In 2000, Seattle Audubon, National Audubon, American Bird Conservancy, and Defenders of Wildlife filed a lawsuit against the Corps alleging that compliance with NEPA for a proposed action of relocating the large colony of Caspian terns from Rice Island to East Sand Island was insufficient, and against the Service in objection to the potential take of eggs as a means to prevent nesting on Rice Island. In 2002, all parties reached a settlement agreement. The settlement agreement stipulates that the Service, Corps, and NOAA Fisheries prepare an EIS to address Caspian tern management in the Columbia River estuary and juvenile salmonid predation. The three cooperating agencies analyzed four alternatives for future Caspian tern management in the Columbia River estuary; of these, Alternative C has been identified as the preferred alternative. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:36 Jan 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 Alternative C has not been modified from the Draft EIS which was released on July 23, 2004 for public review. This alternative proposes management actions that would reduce tern predation on juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River estuary by redistributing a portion of the tern colony on East Sand Island throughout the Pacific Coast/Western region. This would be achieved by reducing the tern nesting site on East Sand Island to approximately 1 to 1.5 acres and managing sites in Washington, Oregon, and California specifically for displaced Caspian terns. Future management sites include Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Washington; Summer, Crump, and Fern Ridge lakes, Oregon; and Brooks Island, Hayward Regional Shoreline, and Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in San Francisco Bay, California. We expect a colony size of approximately 2,500 to 3,125 nesting pairs to remain on East Sand Island. The Corps would continue efforts, such as hazing (e.g., disturbance to terns prior to the nesting season), to prevent Caspian tern nesting on upper estuary islands (e.g., Rice Island, Miller Sands Spit, Pillar Rock Island) of the Columbia River estuary to prevent high tern predation rates of juvenile salmonids and comply with the 1999 Corps Columbia River Channel Operation and Maintenance Program Biological Opinion. The Service would issue an egg take permit to the Corps for upper estuary islands (not including East Sand Island) if the efforts to prevent tern nesting at these sites fail. Additionally, the Corps would resume dredged material (e.g., sand) disposal on the downstream end of Rice Island, on the former Caspian tern nesting site. Public comments were requested, considered, and incorporated throughout the planning process in numerous ways. Public outreach has included open houses, planning updates, Federal Register notices, and a project website. Two previous notices were published in the Federal Register concerning this EIS (68 FR 16826, April 7, 2003 and 69 FR 44053, July 23, 2004). During the Draft EIS comment period (July 23, 2004 to September 21, 2004), the Service received a total of 37 comments (e-mails, letters, faxes, or postcards). All substantive issues raised in the comments have been addressed through revisions incorporated into the Final EIS text or in responses to comments contained in Appendix J of the Final EIS. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 3, 2004. David J. Wesley, Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 1, Portland, Oregon. [FR Doc. 05–4 Filed 1–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice of Third Extension to Tribal-State Compact. ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice publishes the Third Extension of the Tribal-State Compact between the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Tribe and the State of Nevada. The Compact is extended until January 5, 2006. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 14, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George T. Skibine, Director, Office of Indian Gaming Management, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. Under Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State Compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. On January 6, 1998, the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, through his delegated authority, approved the Compact between the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the State of Nevada, which was executed on August 4, 1997. The Compact is extended until January 5, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 22, 2004. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–813 Filed 1–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Indian Gaming

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Third Extension to Tribal-State Compact.

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SUMMARY: This notice publishes the Third Extension of the Tribal-State 
Compact between the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Tribe and the State of 
Nevada. The Compact is extended until January 5, 2006.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 14, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George T. Skibine, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming Management, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary--
Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 11 of the Indian Gaming 
Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the 
Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice 
of approved Tribal-State Compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class 
III gaming activities on Indian lands.
    On January 6, 1998, the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, 
Department of the Interior, through his delegated authority, approved 
the Compact between the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the State of 
Nevada, which was executed on August 4, 1997. The Compact is extended 
until January 5, 2006.

    Dated: December 22, 2004.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 05-813 Filed 1-13-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-4N-P