Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians' Proposed 29.87 Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino Project, Contra Costa County, California, 10055-10056 [E6-2755]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 28, 2006 / Notices wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Title: Water Request, 25 CFR 171. Summary: In order for irrigators to receive water deliveries, information is needed by the BIA to operate and maintain its irrigation projects and fulfill reporting requirements. Section 171.7 of 25 CFR part 171, [Irrigation] Operation and Maintenance, specifies the information collection requirement. Water users must apply for water delivery. The information to be collected includes: name; water delivery location; time and date of requested water delivery; duration of water delivery; rate of water flow; number of acres irrigated; crop statistics; and other operational information identified in the local administrative manuals. Collection of this information is currently authorized under an approval by OMB (OMB Control Number 1076–0141). All information is collected at least annually from each water user with a response required each time irrigation water is provided. Annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8 minutes per request. There is a range of 1 to 10 requests from each irrigation water user each season with an average of 5 responses per respondent. For all 5 responses, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information, the total per respondent is 40 minutes. The total number of respondents is estimated at 10,300 per year. Thus, the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection is estimated to be 4,292 hours. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Description of Respondents: BIA Irrigation Project Water Users. Total Respondents: 10,300. Total Annual Responses: 51,500. Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,867 hours. Electric Service Application OMB Control Number: 1076–0021. Type of review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Electric Service Application, 25 CFR 175. Summary: In order for electric power consumers to be served, information is needed by the BIA to operate and maintain its electric power utilities and fulfill reporting requirements. Section 175.22 of 25 CFR part 175, Indian electric power utilities, specifies the information collection requirement. Power consumers must apply for electric service. The information to be collected includes: name; electric service location; and other operational VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Feb 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 information identified in the local administrative manuals. Collection of this information is currently authorized under an approval by OMB (OMB Control Number 1076–0021). All information is collected from each electric power consumer. Annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes for each response for 3,000 respondents, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Thus, the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for this collection is estimated to be 1,500 hours. Frequency of Collection: On Occasion. Description of Respondents: BIA Electric Power Consumers. Total Respondents: 3,000. Total Annual Responses: 3,000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,500 hours. Dated: February 22, 2006. Debbie L. Clark, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–2749 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians’ Proposed 29.87 Acre Fee-toTrust Transfer and Casino Project, Contra Costa County, California Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has filed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a proposed 29.87 acre fee-to-trust land transfer and casino project to be located within unincorporated Contra Costa County, California. The purpose of the proposed action is to help provide for the economic development of the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians (Tribe). This notice also announces a hearing for the public to provide comments on the DEIS. DATES: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive by April 28, 2006. The public hearing will be held March 15, 2006, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., or until the last public comment is received. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10055 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, ‘‘DEIS Comments, Scotts Valley Casino Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. The public hearing will be held at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, California. The DEIS will be available for review at the Richmond Public Library, Main Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, California 94804, and at the Contra Costa County Library, San Pablo Branch, 2300 El Portal Drive, Suite D, San Pablo, California 94806. General information for the Richmond Public Library can be obtained by calling (510) 620–6555 and for the Contra Costa County Library by calling (925) 646– 6423. If you would like to obtain a copy of the DEIS, please write or call John Rydzik, Chief, Division of Environmental, Cultural Resource Management and Safety, Pacific Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W–2820, Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone (916) 978–6042. An electronic version of the DEIS may be viewed at https://www.analyticalcorp.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, (916) 978–6042. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribe has requested that the BIA take into trust 29.87 acres of land currently held in fee by the Tribe, on which the Tribe proposes to construct a casino, parking areas and other facilities. The proposed project is located in unincorporated Contra Costa County, contiguous with the City of Richmond. The project site is adjacent to Richmond Parkway and Parr Boulevard, within 3 miles of Interstate 80. The proposed action includes the development of a 225,000 square foot casino complex, 45 feet in height, which would consist of a combination of uses. These include a main gaming hall, restaurant, entertainment lounge, buffet, sports bar, food court, banking and administration facilities and events center. The proposed facility would also include a five level parking structure with 2,044 parking spaces and approximately 1,275 surface parking spaces to accommodate self-parking, valet parking, overflow parking, bus and RV parking, employee parking, and executive parking. Driveways along Parr Boulevard would provide access to the ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 10056 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 39 / Tuesday, February 28, 2006 / Notices parking areas and casino. Regional access to the casino complex would be from Richmond Parkway via Interstate 80. A range of project alternatives is considered in the DEIS. These are as follows: (1) The proposed casino complex; (2) a reduced casino; (3) a reduced casino and commercial development; (4) retail/office development; and (5) no action. Environmental issues addressed in the DEIS include land resources, water resources, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, socioeconomic conditions, environmental justice, transportation, land use, agriculture, public services, noise, hazardous materials, visual resources, cumulative effects, indirect effects, growth inducing effects and mitigation measures. The BIA is the lead agency for the EIS/DEIS on this project. The Tribe, Contra Costa County and the California Department of Transportation are participating as cooperating agencies. A public scoping meeting for the EIS was held by the BIA on August 4, 2004, in Richmond, California. 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 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 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 made available for public inspection in their entirety. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 the Interior Manual (516 DM 1–6), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Principal VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Feb 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.l. Dated: February 10, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–2755 Filed 2–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Amendment (Title 8 of the Tribal Code) to Omaha Tribe’s Beverage Control Ordinance Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice publishes an Amendment to Title 8 of the Omaha Tribe’s Beverage Control Ordinance. The Ordinance regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Omaha Tribe’s Reservation. The Reservation is located on trust land and this Ordinance allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the exterior boundaries of the Omaha Tribe’s Indian Reservation. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the community’s liquor distribution and possession, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue for the continued operation and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services. DATES: Effective Date: This Ordinance is effective on February 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Steele, Sr., Tribal Government Officer, Great Plains Regional Office, 115 Fourth Avenue SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401, Telephone (605) 226–7376; or Ralph Gonzales, Office of Tribal Services, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Mail Stop 320–SIB, Washington, DC 20240, Telephone (202) 513–7629. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Act of August 15, 1953, Public Law 83–277, 67 Stat. 586, 18 U.S.C. 1161, as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Rice v. Renner, 463 U.S. 713 (1983), the Secretary of the Interior shall certify and publish in the Federal Register notice of adopted liquor ordinances for the purpose of regulating liquor transactions in Indian country. The Omaha Tribal Council adopted this Amendment to Title 8 of the Omaha Tribe’s Beverage Control Ordinance by Ordinance No. 04–54 on June 15, 2004. The purpose of this Ordinance is to govern the sale, possession and PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 distribution of alcohol within the Omaha Tribe’s Indian Reservation. This notice is published in accordance with the authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. I certify that the Tribal Council duly adopted this Amendment to Title 8 of the Omaha Tribe’s Beverage Control Ordinance of the Omaha Tribe on June 15, 2004. Dated: February 22, 2006. Debbie L. Clark, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. The Amendment to Title 8 of the Omaha Tribe’s Beverage Control Ordinance reads as follows: The Omaha Tribal Code (2003), Title 8, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL, shall be, and hereby is, amended to delete reference to ‘‘in the State of Iowa’’ at Sections 8–1–1(m), 8–1–8, 8–2–14, and by such amendment, specifically makes such Omaha Tribal Code (2003), Title 8 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL applicable to any and all territory within the confines of the Omaha Indian Reservation, and to any and all future additions of land acquired within or without said boundary lines by the Secretary of the Interior for the Tribe or by the Tribe, and, The Omaha Tribal Code (2003), Title 8, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL, shall now read as follows: Omaha Tribal Code (2003): Title 8. Alcoholic Beverage Control Source: Omaha Tribal Council Resolution No. 92–88 (6–1–92); repealing 92–48 (12–17–91); repealing in part 85–89 (11–7–85). See 58 FR 8888–01 (2–17–93), 1993 WL 37754 (FR) Chapter 1. Alcoholic Beverages Section 8–1–1. Definition of Terms Terms used in this Title, unless the context otherwise plainly requires, shall mean as follows: (a) ‘‘Alcoholic Beverages’’ shall mean any intoxicating liquor, beer or any wine as defined under the provisions of this Title. (b) ‘‘Application’’ shall mean a formal written request for the issuance of a license supported by a verified statement of facts. (c) ‘‘Intoxicating Liquor’’ shall mean any liquid either commonly used, or reasonable adopted to use for beverage purposes, containing in excess of three and two-tenths percentum of alcohol by weight. This shall include any type of wine, regardless of alcohol content. (d) ‘‘Legal Age’’ shall mean the age requirements as defined by Chapter 4. (e) ‘‘Liquor Store’’ shall mean any store, established for the sale of alcoholic beverages. E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 39 (Tuesday, February 28, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Scotts Valley Band 
of Pomo Indians' Proposed 29.87 Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino 
Project, Contra Costa County, California

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) has filed a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) 
with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a proposed 29.87 acre 
fee-to-trust land transfer and casino project to be located within 
unincorporated Contra Costa County, California. The purpose of the 
proposed action is to help provide for the economic development of the 
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians (Tribe). This notice also announces 
a hearing for the public to provide comments on the DEIS.

DATES: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive by April 28, 2006. The 
public hearing will be held March 15, 2006, 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 Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Please include your 
name, return address, and the caption, ``DEIS Comments, Scotts Valley 
Casino Project,'' on the first page of your written comments.
    The public hearing will be held at the Richmond Memorial 
Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, California.
    The DEIS will be available for review at the Richmond Public 
Library, Main Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, California 
94804, and at the Contra Costa County Library, San Pablo Branch, 2300 
El Portal Drive, Suite D, San Pablo, California 94806. General 
information for the Richmond Public Library can be obtained by calling 
(510) 620-6555 and for the Contra Costa County Library by calling (925) 
646-6423.
    If you would like to obtain a copy of the DEIS, please write or 
call John Rydzik, Chief, Division of Environmental, Cultural Resource 
Management and Safety, Pacific Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 
Cottage Way, Room W-2820, Sacramento, CA 95825, telephone (916) 978-
6042. An electronic version of the DEIS may be viewed at https://
www.analyticalcorp.com.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribe has requested that the BIA take 
into trust 29.87 acres of land currently held in fee by the Tribe, on 
which the Tribe proposes to construct a casino, parking areas and other 
facilities. The proposed project is located in unincorporated Contra 
Costa County, contiguous with the City of Richmond. The project site is 
adjacent to Richmond Parkway and Parr Boulevard, within 3 miles of 
Interstate 80.
    The proposed action includes the development of a 225,000 square 
foot casino complex, 45 feet in height, which would consist of a 
combination of uses. These include a main gaming hall, restaurant, 
entertainment lounge, buffet, sports bar, food court, banking and 
administration facilities and events center. The proposed facility 
would also include a five level parking structure with 2,044 parking 
spaces and approximately 1,275 surface parking spaces to accommodate 
self-parking, valet parking, overflow parking, bus and RV parking, 
employee parking, and executive parking. Driveways along Parr Boulevard 
would provide access to the

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parking areas and casino. Regional access to the casino complex would 
be from Richmond Parkway via Interstate 80.
    A range of project alternatives is considered in the DEIS. These 
are as follows: (1) The proposed casino complex; (2) a reduced casino; 
(3) a reduced casino and commercial development; (4) retail/office 
development; and (5) no action. Environmental issues addressed in the 
DEIS include land resources, water resources, air quality, biological 
resources, cultural resources, socioeconomic conditions, environmental 
justice, transportation, land use, agriculture, public services, noise, 
hazardous materials, visual resources, cumulative effects, indirect 
effects, growth inducing effects and mitigation measures.
    The BIA is the lead agency for the EIS/DEIS on this project. The 
Tribe, Contra Costa County and the California Department of 
Transportation are participating as cooperating agencies. A public 
scoping meeting for the EIS was held by the BIA on August 4, 2004, in 
Richmond, California.

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 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 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 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 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.l.

    Dated: February 10, 2006.
Michael D. Olsen,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E6-2755 Filed 2-27-06; 8:45 am]
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