Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Campo Solid Waste Landfill Facility on the Campo Indian Reservation, San Diego County, CA; Reopening of Comment Period, 7567-7568 [06-1292]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 29 / Monday, February 13, 2006 / Notices The Applicant proposes to mitigate the take of scrub-jays through contribution of $14,458 to the appropriate scrub-jay conservation fund. Funds in this account are earmarked for use in the conservation and recovery of scrub-jays and may include habitat acquisition, restoration, and management. The Service has determined that the HCP is a low-effect plan that is categorically excluded from further National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, and does not require the preparation of an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement. This preliminary information may be revised based on our review of public comments that we receive in response to this notice. Low-effect HCPs are those involving: (1) Minor or negligible effects on federally listed or candidate species and their habitats, and (2) minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources. The Applicants’ HCP qualifies for the following reasons: 1. Approval of the HCP would result in minor or negligible effects on the Florida scrub-jay population as a whole. The Service does not anticipate significant direct or cumulative effects to the Florida scrub-jay population as a result of the project. 2. Approval of the HCP would not have adverse effects on known unique geographic, historic, or cultural sites, or involve unique or unknown environmental risks. 3. Approval of the HCP would not result in any significant adverse effects on public health or safety. 4. The project does not require compliance with Executive Order 11988 (Floodplain Management), Executive Order 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), or the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, nor does it threaten to violate a Federal, State, local, or tribal law or requirement imposed for the protection of the environment. 5. Approval of the Plan would not establish a precedent for future action or represent a decision in principle about future actions with potentially significant environmental effects. The Service has determined that the Applicants’ proposal, including the proposed mitigation and minimization measures, will individually and cumulatively have a minor or negligible effect on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, the ITP is a ‘‘loweffect’’ project and qualifies as a categorical exclusion under the NEPA, as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2, Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6, Appendix 1). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Feb 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 The Service has determined that approval of the HCP qualifies as a categorical exclusion under NEPA, as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2, Appendix 1, and 516 DM 6, Appendix 1). Therefore, no further NEPA documentation will be prepared. This notice is provided pursuant to Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). The Service will evaluate the HCP and comments submitted thereon to determine whether the application meets the requirements of section 10(a) of the Act. If it is determined that those requirements are met, the ITP will be issued for incidental take of the Florida scrub-jay. The Service will also evaluate whether issuance of the section 10(a)(1)(B) ITP complies with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intraService section 7 consultation. The results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, will be used in the final analysis to determine whether or not to issue an ITP. Dated: January 27, 2006. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director, Southeast Region. [FR Doc. E6–1962 Filed 2–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Campo Solid Waste Landfill Facility on the Campo Indian Reservation, San Diego County, CA; Reopening of Comment Period Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is reopening the comment period on its Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Proposed Campo Solid Waste Landfill Facility on the Campo Indian Reservation in San Diego County, California, for an additional 30 days. The Notice of Intent to prepare the SEIS, published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005 (70 FR 67738), announced a closing date for comments of December 9, 2005. DATES: Written comments for the new comment period must arrive by March 17, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7567 You may mail or hand carry written comments to Clay Gregory, Regional Director, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Please include your name, return address and the caption, ‘‘SEIS, Campo Solid Waste Landfill Facility Proposal,’’ on the first page of your written comments. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, (916) 978–6042. The proposed action is to approve a lease and sublease to allow a 1,150-acre portion of the Campo Indian Reservation to be used for the construction and operation of an approximately 600-acre solid waste landfill facility, with a buffer zone. Details on the proposed action and previous environmental analysis may be found in the above-referenced Notice published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Availability Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BIA address shown in the ADDRESSES section, during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish 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 comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by the 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 available for public inspection in their entirety. Authority This notice is published in accordance with sections 1503.1, 1506.6 and 1508.22 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.), Department of the 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. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 7568 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 29 / Monday, February 13, 2006 / Notices Dated: January 31, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 06–1292 Filed 2–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Fee-to-Trust Conveyance of Property for the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York, Cayuga and Seneca Counties, New York Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), as lead agency, with the cooperation of the Cayuga Indian Nation (Nation), intends to gather the information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the conveyance into trust of 125± acres of land currently held in fee by the Nation. The purpose of the proposed action is to create a tribal land base and to help meet the Nation’s socioeconomic needs. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, alternatives and content for inclusion in the EIS. DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS or implementation of the proposal must arrive by March 15, 2006. The public scoping meeting will be held March 1, 2006, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., or until the last public comment is received. ADDRESSES: You may mail, hand carry or telefax written comments to Franklin Keel, Regional Director, Eastern Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, Telefax (615) 564–6701. Please include your name, return address and the caption, ‘‘DEIS Scoping Comments, Cayuga Indian Nation of New York Trust Acquisition Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. The public scoping meeting will be held at the New York Chiropractic College, 2360 State Route 89, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt G. Chandler, (615) 564–6832. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action is BIA approval of the conveyance of 125± acres currently held in fee by the Nation into trust status for the benefit of the Nation. The property VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Feb 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 is in seven (7) separate parcels located in the Village of Union Springs and the Towns of Springport and Montezuma in Cayuga County, and in the Town of Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York. The Nation wishes to use this property as a land base and for commercial purposes, including the operation of existing convenience store, gas station and Class II gaming facilities. No new development is currently planned for the subject properties. Areas so far identified for analysis in the EIS include land and water resources, traffic, air quality, cultural and archaeological resources, socioeconomic conditions and public services. Alternatives to be analyzed include the proposed action, no action and any other reasonable alternatives that may be identified through the scoping process. The range of issues to be addressed in the EIS may also be expanded, based on comments received in response to this notice and at the public scoping meeting. Public Comment Availability Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at all of the mailing address shown in the ADDRESSES section (except those for the public meetings) during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise shown), 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. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 3, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–1938 Filed 2–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Public Scoping Meeting on Congressionally Mandated Study of Energy Rights-of-Way on Tribal Lands Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Department of the Interior; Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 1813 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–58) requires the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Energy to jointly conduct a study of issues regarding energy rightsof-way on tribal land and provide a report to Congress on the findings of the study. The report is due to Congress by August 7, 2006. The Department of the Interior and the Department of Energy are interested in receiving comments from the public about how to proceed with the implementation of section 1813. DATES: A 2-day meeting will be held on March 7 and 8, 2006, in Denver, Colorado, at the Adams Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202; Telephone (303) 893–3333. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for the meeting on a first-come first-served basis. Please inform the hotel that you are attending the ‘‘Energy Policy Act Section 1813 Nation-wide Scoping Meeting.’’ ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent by regular mail to Mr. Darryl Francois, Attention: Section 1813 ROW Study, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, 1849 C St., NW., Mail Stop 2749-MIB, Washington, DC 20240 or by e-mail to IEED@bia.edu. A duplicate copy of the comments should be sent to Mr. David Meyer, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Department of the Interior—Mr. Darryl Francois, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 2749-MIB, Washington, DC 20240. He can also be reached by telephone at (202) 219–0740 or by electronic mail at IEED@bia.edu. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 29 (Monday, February 13, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7567-7568]
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[FR Doc No: 06-1292]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Proposed Campo Solid Waste Landfill Facility on the 
Campo Indian Reservation, San Diego County, CA; Reopening of Comment 
Period

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) is reopening the comment period on its Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Proposed Campo Solid 
Waste Landfill Facility on the Campo Indian Reservation in San Diego 
County, California, for an additional 30 days. The Notice of Intent to 
prepare the SEIS, published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2005 
(70 FR 67738), announced a closing date for comments of December 9, 
2005.

DATES: Written comments for the new comment period must arrive by March 
17, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Clay Gregory, 
Regional Director, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Please include your 
name, return address and the caption, ``SEIS, Campo Solid Waste 
Landfill Facility Proposal,'' on the first page of your written 
comments.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action is to approve a lease 
and sublease to allow a 1,150-acre portion of the Campo Indian 
Reservation to be used for the construction and operation of an 
approximately 600-acre solid waste landfill facility, with a buffer 
zone. Details on the proposed action and previous environmental 
analysis may be found in the above-referenced Notice published in the 
Federal Register on November 8, 2005.

Public Comment Availability

    Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be 
available for public review at the BIA address shown in the ADDRESSES 
section, during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request 
confidentiality. If you wish 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 comment. Such 
requests will be honored to the extent allowed by the 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 available for public inspection in their entirety.

Authority

    This notice is published in accordance with sections 1503.1, 1506.6 
and 1508.22 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.), Department of the 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.


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    Dated: January 31, 2006.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 06-1292 Filed 2-10-06; 8:45 am]
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