Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Reconstruction of BIA Route 27 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD, 48972-48973 [05-16600]

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. 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] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Reconstruction of BIA Route 27 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD 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 cooperation of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (Tribe), intends to gather the information necessary to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed reconstruction of BIA Route 27 near Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The BIA intends to coordinate the preparation of this EIS with consultations under the National Historic Preservation Act. The E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 161 / Monday, August 22, 2005 / Notices purpose of the proposed action is to improve the roadway to current safety standards. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, alternatives and content to be considered in the EIS. DATES: Written comments on the scope and implementation of this proposal must arrive by September 26, 2005. The public scoping meeting will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2005, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., or until the last public comment is received. ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Marilyn Bercier, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Great Plains Regional Office, 115 4th Avenue SE., Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401. The public scoping meeting will be held in the gymnasium at the Wounded Knee District School, 1 Main Street, Manderson, South Dakota. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn Bercier, (605) 226–7645. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIA and the Tribe propose to reconstruct BIA Route 27 from a point 5.3 miles northeast of its intersection with BIA Rt. 28 and then about 7.5 miles south and east to its intersection with State Highway 18. BIA Route 27 is located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Townships 36, 37 & 38 North and Ranges 42 & 43 West in Shannon County, South Dakota. The purpose of the proposed reconstruction is to meet current safety guidelines. The existing asphalt surface is distressed and deteriorating. Numerous safety deficiencies include steep side slopes, abrupt vertical and horizontal curvatures, narrow roadway surfaces, steep in-slopes and backslopes, protruding pipes, improper sight distances and roadside obstructions (trees) within clear zones. The highway provides residential access and serves as a major connector route to and from the Pine Ridge Community, but currently poses severe safety hazards to the members of the Tribe and the general traveling public. Areas of environmental concern so far identified for analysis in the EIS include socio-economics, transportation, groundwater and surface water, wildlife and habitat, cultural resources, aesthetics, land uses, health and safety, and threatened, endangered, or specialstatus species. The range of issues to be 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 16:09 Aug 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 mailing address shown in the section during regular business hours, 7:45 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. ADDRESSES 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 8, 2005. George T. Skibine, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–16600 Filed 8–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–385 and 386 (Second Review)] Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy and Japan United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Revised schedule for the subject reviews. AGENCY: DATES: Effective August 15, 2005. Fred Ruggles (202) 205–3187 or e-mail at fred.ruggles@usitc.gov, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. Persons with mobility FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48973 impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. On May 10, 2005, the Commission established a schedule for the conduct of the subject five-year reviews (70 FR 24613, May 10, 2005). Subsequently, the Commission determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)(B). Therefore, the Commission is revising its schedule for the reviews. The Commission’s new schedule for the reviews is as follows: The prehearing staff report will be placed in the nonpublic record on August 25, 2005, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.64 of the Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing prehearing briefs is October 14, 2005; requests to appear at the hearing must be filed with the Secretary to the Commission not later than October 11, 2005; the prehearing conference will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building at 9:30 a.m. on October 18, 2005; the hearing will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building at 9:30 a.m. on October 25, 2005; the deadline for filing posthearing briefs is November 3, 2005; the Commission will make its final release of information on November 18, 2005; and final party comments are due on November 22, 2005. For further information concerning these reviews see the Commission’s notice cited above and the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: These reviews are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. Issued: August 16, 2005. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–16543 Filed 8–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 161 (Monday, August 22, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-16600]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Reconstruction of BIA Route 27 on the Pine Ridge Indian 
Reservation, SD

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 cooperation of the Oglala Sioux 
Tribe (Tribe), intends to gather the information necessary to prepare 
an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed reconstruction 
of BIA Route 27 near Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The BIA intends to 
coordinate the preparation of this EIS with consultations under the 
National Historic Preservation Act. The

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purpose of the proposed action is to improve the roadway to current 
safety standards. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting 
to identify potential issues, alternatives and content to be considered 
in the EIS.

DATES: Written comments on the scope and implementation of this 
proposal must arrive by September 26, 2005.
    The public scoping meeting will be held Tuesday, September 13, 
2005, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., or until the last public comment is 
received.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Marilyn 
Bercier, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Great Plains Regional Office, 115 
4th Avenue SE., Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401.
    The public scoping meeting will be held in the gymnasium at the 
Wounded Knee District School, 1 Main Street, Manderson, South Dakota.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marilyn Bercier, (605) 226-7645.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIA and the Tribe propose to reconstruct 
BIA Route 27 from a point 5.3 miles northeast of its intersection with 
BIA Rt. 28 and then about 7.5 miles south and east to its intersection 
with State Highway 18. BIA Route 27 is located on the Pine Ridge Indian 
Reservation in Townships 36, 37 & 38 North and Ranges 42 & 43 West in 
Shannon County, South Dakota.
    The purpose of the proposed reconstruction is to meet current 
safety guidelines. The existing asphalt surface is distressed and 
deteriorating. Numerous safety deficiencies include steep side slopes, 
abrupt vertical and horizontal curvatures, narrow roadway surfaces, 
steep in-slopes and back-slopes, protruding pipes, improper sight 
distances and roadside obstructions (trees) within clear zones. The 
highway provides residential access and serves as a major connector 
route to and from the Pine Ridge Community, but currently poses severe 
safety hazards to the members of the Tribe and the general traveling 
public.
    Areas of environmental concern so far identified for analysis in 
the EIS include socio-economics, transportation, groundwater and 
surface water, wildlife and habitat, cultural resources, aesthetics, 
land uses, health and safety, and threatened, endangered, or special-
status species. The range of issues to be 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, 7:45 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 8, 2005.
George T. Skibine,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 05-16600 Filed 8-19-05; 8:45 am]
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