Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coyote Business Park, Umatilla County, OR, 67895-67896 [E6-19848]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 226 / Friday, November 24, 2006 / Notices Dated: November 16, 2006 Mark R. Johnston, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs. [FR Doc. 06–9329 Filed 11–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Proposed Renewal of Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy; Request for Comments Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Renewal of Information Collection. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (OIEED), is seeking comments on the collection of information necessary for utilization of the Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program. This is necessary to continue the use of forms for this program approved by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The public will have the opportunity to comment on the time and expense required by these forms to access the program. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 23, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments to David B. Johnson, Acting Chief, Division of Capital Investment, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Department of the Interior, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW., Mail Stop 20–SIB, Washington, DC 20240; or hand deliver them to Room 20 at that address. We cannot use e-mail but you may comment by telefacsimile at (202) 208– 6512. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Woodrow Sneed, Financial Analyst, Division of Capital Investment, (202) 513–7683. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program (Program) was established in the Act of April 12, 1974, as amended, 88 Stat. 79, 25 U.S.C. 1481 et seq. and 25 U.S.C. 1511 et seq. The Program has existed since 1974 and the regulations implementing it have existed since 1975, with significant revision in 2001. Until this year, the program has been administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It is now administered by the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development in the Office of the Assistant Secretary— VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:24 Nov 22, 2006 Jkt 211001 Indian Affairs in DOI. It is necessary to collect information from users of this program in order to determine eligibility and credit worthiness of respondents. Request for Comments The DOI requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways we could enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, such as through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that an agency may not sponsor or request and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB Control Number. If you wish to have your name and/ or address withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will honor your request according to the requirements of the law. All comments from organizations or representatives will be available for review. We may withhold comments from review for other reasons. OMB Control Number: 1076–0020. Type of review: Renewal. Title: Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy, 25 CFR 103. Brief description of collection: The purpose of the Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program, 25 U.S.C. 1481 et seq. and 25 U.S.C. 1511 et seq., is to encourage private lending to individual Indians and organizations of Indians, by providing lenders with loan guaranties or loan insurance to reduce their potential risk. Lenders, borrowers, and the loan purpose all must qualify under Program terms. In addition, the Secretary of the Interior must be satisfied that there is a reasonable prospect that the loan will be repaid. DOI collects information under the proposed regulations to assure compliance with Program requirements. There are currently 293 outstanding loans. Based upon historical records, DOI anticipates approximately 65 applications for loan guaranties each year. DOI will receive approximately 20 additional loan insurance applications PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67895 or notices of loan insurance per year. Of the combined 85 applications/notices, DOI expects that it will guarantee or insure approximately 62 new loans each year, of which approximately 45 will receive interest subsidy. We will have about 350 loans outstanding by the close of Fiscal Year 2007. In all, DOI estimates the total annual Program compliance burden to range from approximately 1–2 hours per loan, with the average loan causing a burden of approximately 1.50 hours. Most compliance burdens fall below this average. DOI assumes the average hourly cost per respondent to be $20.00. Respondents: Commercial banks. Number of Respondents: 350. Number of Responses Annually: 1,527. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours. Frequency of Response: As needed. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 3,014. Total Annual Cost to Respondents: $60,280.00. Dated: November 3, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–19849 Filed 11–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–XN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Coyote Business Park, Umatilla County, OR Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), with the cooperation of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the proposed lease of up to 142 acres of land held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the CTUIR in Umatilla County, Oregon, and that the FEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed project, the Coyote Business Park, is to help meet economic development needs on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. DATES: The Record of Decision on the proposed action will be issued on or E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 67896 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 226 / Friday, November 24, 2006 / Notices after January 3, 2007. Any comments on the FEIS must arrive by January 2, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may hand carry written comments to the Umatilla Agency at 46807 B Street, Mission, Oregon, or mail them to Jerry L. Lauer, Acting Superintendent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Umatilla Agency, P.O. Box 520, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. To obtain a copy of the FEIS, please contact Jerry L. Lauer at the mailing address above or his telephone number below. Copies of the FEIS are available for public review at the Umatilla Agency and at the Pendleton Public Library, 500 SW. Dorian, Pendleton, Oregon. Copies of the FEIS have also been sent to agencies and individuals who participated in the scoping process and to all others who have previously requested copies of the document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Lauer, (541) 278–3786. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FEIS, prepared with the cooperation of BPA and CTUIR, analyzes the impacts of leasing trust land for the purposes of constructing and managing a light industrial and commercial business park known as the Coyote Business Park. The proposed Coyote Business Park would be located on 142 contiguous acres of a 520 acre site south of Interstate 84 at Exit 216 and west of South Market Road, approximately 7 miles east of Pendleton, Oregon, on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The FEIS includes an analysis of the No Action alternative, the Proposed Action (Alternative E) and three additional action alternatives (Alternatives B, C, and D). The Proposed Action is the Preferred Alternative. The action alternatives differ primarily in the size of the proposed business park (21–142 acres), whether domestic water would be provided through the drilling of a new well or extension of an existing community water system, and whether sanitary sewer service would be provided by installation of septic tanks and drain fields or connection to an existing municipal sewer system. The Proposed Action is to construct infrastructure for the Coyote Business Park, including providing domestic water, sanitary sewer, storm water drainage, roads and utilities to lots that would be leased for light industrial and/ or commercial businesses. Replacement of power support structures on the highvoltage Bonneville Power Administration transmission line that crosses the site would also occur. Water would be provided from the Mission Water System. Wastewater would be handled by connection to the Mission Wastewater Collection System, VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:24 Nov 22, 2006 Jkt 211001 which is treated through a cooperative agreement by the City of Pendleton. Storm water drainage would be retained on-site. Access would be provided off South Market Road, which would be improved to an industrial standard and provided with a dedicated right hand turn lane into the site. Commercial utilities would be provided through extensions of existing service, which is located either adjacent to the site or within one quarter mile. Potential impacts to Patawa Creek as well as nearby residences have been considered in the design of the Coyote Business Park. Mitigation measures include a storm water drainage collection system that isolates storm water from Patawa Creek; creation of a riparian management zone along Patawa Creek to establish native vegetation and reduce sedimentation and erosion; incorporation of best management practices to reduce impacts to groundwater; and incorporation of landscaping and night lighting design to reduce visual impact and night light pollution. Individual business owners would lease lots from the CTUIR and construct and operate light industrial and/or commercial facilities. The CTUIR could also construct the business facilities and lease them to private operators. Anticipated light industrial operations include warehouses or distribution facilities and assembly of previously manufactured components. Public participation has occurred throughout the development of the EIS. The Notice of Intent was filed in the Federal Register on January 9, 2002 (66 FR 1191). A public scoping meeting was held in Pendleton, Oregon, on January 23, 2003, to solicit comments and ideas. On November 6, 2003, an open house was held in Pendleton, Oregon, to update the public on the EIS process for the proposed project. A Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was filed in the Federal Register on December 16, 2005 (70 FR 74844). Public hearings on the DEIS were held in Pendleton, Oregon, on January 19 and January 30, 2006. The FEIS addresses issues and concerns raised during the public scoping period and contains responses to letters and oral testimony received during the public comment period on the DEIS. Public Comment Availability Comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BIA address shown above, during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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.), the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 1–6), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8. Dated: November 3, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–19848 Filed 11–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Transfer From Fee-toTrust Land of Oneida Indian Nation of New York Land in Oneida and Madison Counties, NY Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), with the cooperation of the Oneida Indian Nation of New York (Nation), intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for proposed fee-to-trust land transfer located within Oneida and Madison Counties, New York, and that the DEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the proposed action is to foster the cultural preservation, selfdetermination, self-sufficiency and economic independence of the Nation through placing tribal properties into a E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Proposed Coyote Business Park, Umatilla County, OR

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), with the cooperation of the Bonneville Power 
Administration (BPA), and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Indian Reservation (CTUIR) intends to file a Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the 
proposed lease of up to 142 acres of land held in trust by the United 
States for the benefit of the CTUIR in Umatilla County, Oregon, and 
that the FEIS is now available for public review. The purpose of the 
proposed project, the Coyote Business Park, is to help meet economic 
development needs on the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

DATES: The Record of Decision on the proposed action will be issued on 
or

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after January 3, 2007. Any comments on the FEIS must arrive by January 
2, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may hand carry written comments to the Umatilla Agency 
at 46807 B Street, Mission, Oregon, or mail them to Jerry L. Lauer, 
Acting Superintendent, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Umatilla Agency, P.O. 
Box 520, Pendleton, Oregon 97801.
    To obtain a copy of the FEIS, please contact Jerry L. Lauer at the 
mailing address above or his telephone number below. Copies of the FEIS 
are available for public review at the Umatilla Agency and at the 
Pendleton Public Library, 500 SW. Dorian, Pendleton, Oregon. Copies of 
the FEIS have also been sent to agencies and individuals who 
participated in the scoping process and to all others who have 
previously requested copies of the document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Lauer, (541) 278-3786.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FEIS, prepared with the cooperation of 
BPA and CTUIR, analyzes the impacts of leasing trust land for the 
purposes of constructing and managing a light industrial and commercial 
business park known as the Coyote Business Park. The proposed Coyote 
Business Park would be located on 142 contiguous acres of a 520 acre 
site south of Interstate 84 at Exit 216 and west of South Market Road, 
approximately 7 miles east of Pendleton, Oregon, on the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation.
    The FEIS includes an analysis of the No Action alternative, the 
Proposed Action (Alternative E) and three additional action 
alternatives (Alternatives B, C, and D). The Proposed Action is the 
Preferred Alternative. The action alternatives differ primarily in the 
size of the proposed business park (21-142 acres), whether domestic 
water would be provided through the drilling of a new well or extension 
of an existing community water system, and whether sanitary sewer 
service would be provided by installation of septic tanks and drain 
fields or connection to an existing municipal sewer system.
    The Proposed Action is to construct infrastructure for the Coyote 
Business Park, including providing domestic water, sanitary sewer, 
storm water drainage, roads and utilities to lots that would be leased 
for light industrial and/or commercial businesses. Replacement of power 
support structures on the high-voltage Bonneville Power Administration 
transmission line that crosses the site would also occur.
    Water would be provided from the Mission Water System. Wastewater 
would be handled by connection to the Mission Wastewater Collection 
System, which is treated through a cooperative agreement by the City of 
Pendleton. Storm water drainage would be retained on-site. Access would 
be provided off South Market Road, which would be improved to an 
industrial standard and provided with a dedicated right hand turn lane 
into the site. Commercial utilities would be provided through 
extensions of existing service, which is located either adjacent to the 
site or within one quarter mile.
    Potential impacts to Patawa Creek as well as nearby residences have 
been considered in the design of the Coyote Business Park. Mitigation 
measures include a storm water drainage collection system that isolates 
storm water from Patawa Creek; creation of a riparian management zone 
along Patawa Creek to establish native vegetation and reduce 
sedimentation and erosion; incorporation of best management practices 
to reduce impacts to groundwater; and incorporation of landscaping and 
night lighting design to reduce visual impact and night light 
pollution.
    Individual business owners would lease lots from the CTUIR and 
construct and operate light industrial and/or commercial facilities. 
The CTUIR could also construct the business facilities and lease them 
to private operators. Anticipated light industrial operations include 
warehouses or distribution facilities and assembly of previously 
manufactured components.
    Public participation has occurred throughout the development of the 
EIS. The Notice of Intent was filed in the Federal Register on January 
9, 2002 (66 FR 1191). A public scoping meeting was held in Pendleton, 
Oregon, on January 23, 2003, to solicit comments and ideas. On November 
6, 2003, an open house was held in Pendleton, Oregon, to update the 
public on the EIS process for the proposed project. A Notice of 
Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was 
filed in the Federal Register on December 16, 2005 (70 FR 74844). 
Public hearings on the DEIS were held in Pendleton, Oregon, on January 
19 and January 30, 2006. The FEIS addresses issues and concerns raised 
during the public scoping period and contains responses to letters and 
oral testimony received during the public comment period on the DEIS.

Public Comment Availability

    Comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the BIA address shown above, during 
regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 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 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.), 
the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 1-6), and is in the 
exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs by 209 DM 8.

    Dated: November 3, 2006.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E6-19848 Filed 11-22-06; 8:45 am]
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