Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Greenville Rancheria's Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Tehama County, CA, 48972 [05-16599]

Download as PDF 48972 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 161 / Monday, August 22, 2005 / Notices IV. Agency Contact For further information, please contact: David Vos, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 7212, Washington, DC 20410– 7000; telephone 202–708–1934 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. Dated: August 11, 2005. Pamela H. Patenaude, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. [FR Doc. E5–4546 Filed 8–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–29–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Greenville Rancheria’s Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Tehama County, CA Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the National Indian Gaming Commission as a cooperating agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed 333.66± acre trust acquisition and casino development project to be located in unincorporated Tehama County, California. The purpose of the proposed action is to help provide for the economic development of the Greenville Rancheria (Tribe). This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, alternatives and content for inclusion in the EIS. DATES: Comments on the scope and implementation of this proposal must arrive by September 23, 2005. The public scoping meeting will be held September 7, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., or until the last public comment is received. ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Clay Gregory, Regional Director, Pacific Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Alternatively, comments may be VerDate jul<14>2003 16:09 Aug 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 submitted at the public scoping meeting. The public scoping meeting will be held at the Red Bluff Senior Community Center, 1500 South Jackson Street, Red Bluff, California 96080. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Rydzik, (916) 978–6042. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribe proposes that 333.66± acres of land be taken into trust and that a casino, parking, and other facilities supporting the casino be constructed on the trust acquisition property. The 333.66± acre project site incorporates 4 parcels of land located within unincorporated Tehama County, California, 5 miles south of the city of Red Bluff and approximately 10 miles north of Corning. The site is bounded on the east by Interstate 5, to the northwest by the Corning Canal, to the south by Flores Avenue, and north and southwest by agricultural land. The foreseeable components of the proposed action are a casino resort and associated facilities. The casino would be approximately 120,000 square feet and would include a main gaming floor, restaurant, buffet, gift shop, two cage areas, restrooms, security, surveillance, and back-of-the-house areas. Supporting infrastructure would include on-site wastewater treatment and disposal facilities, an onsite water system including a well, pump station, and storage tank, a stormwater detention basin, on site parking and a paved access road. The proposed action and a reasonable range of alternatives, including a noaction alternative, will be analyzed in the EIS. Other possible alternatives currently under consideration are an alternate-use alternative and an off-site alternative located in Plumas County, California. Areas of environmental concern to be addressed in the EIS include land use, geology and soils, water resources, agricultural resources, biological resources, cultural resources, mineral resources, paleontological resources, traffic and transportation, noise, air quality, public health/ environmental hazards, public services and utilities, hazardous waste and materials, socio-economics, environmental justice, and visual resources/aesthetics. The range of issues and alternatives addressed may be expanded based on comments received during the scoping process. Public Comment Availability Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the mailing address shown in the PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES section during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Greenville Rancheria's Trust Acquisition and Casino 
Project, Tehama County, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the National Indian Gaming 
Commission as a cooperating agency, intends to gather information 
necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 
proposed 333.66 acre trust acquisition and casino 
development project to be located in unincorporated Tehama County, 
California. The purpose of the proposed action is to help provide for 
the economic development of the Greenville Rancheria (Tribe). This 
notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential 
issues, alternatives and content for inclusion in the EIS.

DATES: Comments on the scope and implementation of this proposal must 
arrive by September 23, 2005.
    The public scoping meeting will be held September 7, 2005, from 6 
p.m. to 9 p.m., or until the last public comment is received.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Clay Gregory, 
Regional Director, Pacific Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 
Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Alternatively, comments may 
be submitted at the public scoping meeting.
    The public scoping meeting will be held at the Red Bluff Senior 
Community Center, 1500 South Jackson Street, Red Bluff, California 
96080.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Rydzik, (916) 978-6042.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribe proposes that 333.66 
acres of land be taken into trust and that a casino, parking, and other 
facilities supporting the casino be constructed on the trust 
acquisition property. The 333.66 acre project site 
incorporates 4 parcels of land located within unincorporated Tehama 
County, California, 5 miles south of the city of Red Bluff and 
approximately 10 miles north of Corning. The site is bounded on the 
east by Interstate 5, to the northwest by the Corning Canal, to the 
south by Flores Avenue, and north and southwest by agricultural land.
    The foreseeable components of the proposed action are a casino 
resort and associated facilities. The casino would be approximately 
120,000 square feet and would include a main gaming floor, restaurant, 
buffet, gift shop, two cage areas, restrooms, security, surveillance, 
and back-of-the-house areas. Supporting infrastructure would include 
on-site wastewater treatment and disposal facilities, an onsite water 
system including a well, pump station, and storage tank, a stormwater 
detention basin, on site parking and a paved access road.
    The proposed action and a reasonable range of alternatives, 
including a no-action alternative, will be analyzed in the EIS. Other 
possible alternatives currently under consideration are an alternate-
use alternative and an off-site alternative located in Plumas County, 
California. Areas of environmental concern to be addressed in the EIS 
include land use, geology and soils, water resources, agricultural 
resources, biological resources, cultural resources, mineral resources, 
paleontological resources, traffic and transportation, noise, air 
quality, public health/environmental hazards, public services and 
utilities, hazardous waste and materials, socio-economics, 
environmental justice, and visual resources/aesthetics. The range of 
issues and alternatives addressed may be expanded based on comments 
received during the scoping process.

Public Comment Availability

    Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be 
available for public review at the mailing address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may 
request confidentiality. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or 
address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of 
Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of 
your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent 
allowed by law. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. All 
submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their 
entirety.

Authority

    This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 of the 
Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 
1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), 
and the Department of Interior Manual (516 DM 1-6), and is in the 
exercise of authority delegated to the Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.1.

    Dated: August 3, 2005.
Debbie L. Clark,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 05-16599 Filed 8-19-05; 8:45 am]
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