Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Transfer From Fee-to-Trust Land of Oneida Indian Nation of New York Land in Oneida and Madison Counties, New York; Additional Public Hearing and Extension of Comment Period, 2544 [E7-743]

Download as PDF 2544 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 12 / Friday, January 19, 2007 / Notices collection of information is estimated to average 1,000 hours each from approximately 2 respondents, including the time for reviewing instructions, researching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information, thus, the total annual reporting and record keeping burden for this collection is estimated to be 2,000 hours. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Description of Respondents: Federally recognized tribes. Total Respondents: 2. Response Hours per Application: 1000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000 hours. Request for Comments The Bureau of Indian Affairs solicits comments in order to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the bureau, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the bureau’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of the information on those who are to respond. The Office of Management and Budget has 60 days in which to determine whether the collection will be renewed but may make a decision after 30 days. Therefore, to receive the most consideration, comments should be sent closer to 30 days than 60 days after the notice is published in the Federal Register. Dated: December 20, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–758 Filed 1–18–07; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 Jan 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 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, New York; Additional Public Hearing and Extension of Comment Period Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of additional public hearing and extension of comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will be holding an additional public hearing to receive comments on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed fee-to-trust transfer of Oneida Indian Nation of New York land in Oneida and Madison Counties, New York. This notice also reminds the public that the public comment period for the DEIS has been extended to February 22, 2007, as announced in the Federal Register on January 5, 2007, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and in local media by the BIA. The EPA’s original notice of availability for the DEIS and the BIA’s supplement to the EPA notice, both of which were published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2006, announced a closing date for comments of January 8, 2007. DATES: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive by February 22, 2007. The public hearing will be held February 6, 2007, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., or until everyone who wishes to do so has the opportunity to speak. ADDRESSES: You may mail, hand carry or fax written comments to Mr. Franklin Keel, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, Fax (615) 564–6701. Please include your name, return address and the caption, ‘‘DEIS Comments, Oneida Indian Nation of New York Trust Acquisition Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. Electronic submission is not available. The public hearing will be at the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School, 5275 State Route 31, Verona, New York 13478. Copies of the DEIS are available for viewing at Web site https:// www.oneidanationtrust.net and at the following locations: (1) Oneida Nation Annex Building, 579A Main Street, Oneida, New York 13421 (10 a.m. to 4 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays); (2) Oneida City Hall, 109 N. Main Street, Downstairs Basement Room, Oneida, New York 13421; and (3) Town of Verona Town Hall, 6600 Germany Road, Back Conference Room, Durhamville, New York 13054. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt G. Chandler, (615) 564–6832. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action is to transfer approximately 17,370 acres of Oneida Indian Nation-owned land in Madison and Oneida Counties, New York, from fee to trust status for the benefit of the Nation. Details on the proposed action and DEIS contents may be found in the above-referenced Notice published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2006 (71 FR 67896). 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 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.), 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. Dated: January 9, 2007. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–743 Filed 1–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Proposed Transfer From Fee-to-Trust Land of Oneida Indian 
Nation of New York Land in Oneida and Madison Counties, New York; 
Additional Public Hearing and Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of additional public hearing and extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) will be holding an additional public hearing to receive 
comments on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 
proposed fee-to-trust transfer of Oneida Indian Nation of New York land 
in Oneida and Madison Counties, New York. This notice also reminds the 
public that the public comment period for the DEIS has been extended to 
February 22, 2007, as announced in the Federal Register on January 5, 
2007, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and in local media 
by the BIA. The EPA's original notice of availability for the DEIS and 
the BIA's supplement to the EPA notice, both of which were published in 
the Federal Register on November 24, 2006, announced a closing date for 
comments of January 8, 2007.

DATES: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive by February 22, 2007. 
The public hearing will be held February 6, 2007, from 6 p.m. to 10 
p.m., or until everyone who wishes to do so has the opportunity to 
speak.

ADDRESSES: You may mail, hand carry or fax written comments to Mr. 
Franklin Keel, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, Fax 
(615) 564-6701. Please include your name, return address and the 
caption, ``DEIS Comments, Oneida Indian Nation of New York Trust 
Acquisition Project,'' on the first page of your written comments. 
Electronic submission is not available.
    The public hearing will be at the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School, 
5275 State Route 31, Verona, New York 13478.
    Copies of the DEIS are available for viewing at Web site https://
www.oneidanationtrust.net and at the following locations: (1) Oneida 
Nation Annex Building, 579A Main Street, Oneida, New York 13421 (10 
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays); (2) Oneida City 
Hall, 109 N. Main Street, Downstairs Basement Room, Oneida, New York 
13421; and (3) Town of Verona Town Hall, 6600 Germany Road, Back 
Conference Room, Durhamville, New York 13054.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt G. Chandler, (615) 564-6832.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action is to transfer 
approximately 17,370 acres of Oneida Indian Nation-owned land in 
Madison and Oneida Counties, New York, from fee to trust status for the 
benefit of the Nation. Details on the proposed action and DEIS contents 
may be found in the above-referenced Notice published in the Federal 
Register on November 24, 2006 (71 FR 67896).

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 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.), 
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.

    Dated: January 9, 2007.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E7-743 Filed 1-18-07; 8:45 am]
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