Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Hannahville Tribe of Potawatomi Indians' Hotel and Casino Project, Romulus, MI, 7068-7069 [07-678]

Download as PDF 7068 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 14, 2007 / Notices TABLE 2.—SUMMARY OF SPECIES IN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA FOR WHICH 5-YEAR REVIEWS WERE COMPLETED IN FY 2006—Continued Common name Scientific name Lead Fish and Wildlife Office Recommendation Contact Jane Hendron at (760) 431– 9440 Jane Hendron at (760) 431– 9440 Lois Grunwald at (805) 644– 1766 Island night lizard .................... Xantusia riversiana ......................... Downlist San Clemente Island. Carlsbad ......................... Least Bell’s vireo ..................... Vireo bellii pusillus .......................... Downlist ..................... Carlsbad ......................... Morro shoulderband snail ........ Helminthoglypta walkeriana ............ Ventura .......................... San Francisco garter snake .... Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia ....... Downlist Morro shoulderband and delist Chorro shoulderband. No status change ...... Smith’s blue butterfly ............... Euphilotes enoptes smithi ............... Downlist ..................... Ventura .......................... Valley elderberry beetle. longhorn Desmocerus californicus dimorphus Delist ......................... Sacramento .................... Western snowy plover (Pacific Coast DPS). Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus ... No status change ...... Arcata ............................. Trichostema austromontanum ssp. compactum. No status change ...... Carlsbad FWO ............... Kneeland Prairie pennycress .. Thlaspi californicum ........................ No status change ...... Arcata FWO ................... Santa Cruz Island rockcress ... Sibara filifolia .................................. No status change ...... Carlsbad FWO ............... Plants Hidden Lake bluecurls ............. Authority This document is published under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: February 7, 2007. Ken McDermond, Acting Manager, California/Nevada Operations Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E7–2504 Filed 2–13–07; 8:45 am] Thursday, February 8, 2007, make the following correction: On page 5990, in the first column, the third and fourth paragraphs should read: A copy of the document may be obtained by writing to Michael Spratt, Planning Team Leader, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Refuge Planning, Box 25486, Denver, Colorado 80225–0486; or electronically to Michael_Spratt@fws.gov or downloaded from https://mountain-prairie.fws.gov/ planning. Please provide written comments to the address above. ADDRESSES: BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bear Butte National Wildlife Refuge; Correction Michael Spratt at 303–236–4366; fax: 303–236–4792; or e-mail: Michael_Spratt@fws.gov. AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Dated: February 8, 2007. Richard A. Coleman, Assistant Regional Director, Region 6. [FR Doc. E7–2514 Filed 2–13–07; 8:45 am] Interior. Notice of availability of draft comprehensive conservation plan; request for comments; correction. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PRELIMS ACTION: BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Correction In notice document E7–1988, appearing on page 5990, in the issue of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Feb 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sacramento .................... Al Donner at (916) 414– 6600 Lois Grunwald at (805) 644– 1766 Al Donner at (916) 414– 6600 Al Donner at (916) 414– 6600 Jane Hendron at (760) 431– 9440 Al Donner at (916) 414– 6600 Jane Hendron at (760) 431– 9440 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Hannahville Tribe of Potawatomi Indians’ Hotel and Casino Project, Romulus, MI 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 Hannahville Tribe of Potawatomi Indians (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed hotel and casino project to be located on 9.8 acres of a 24.8 acre parcel owned by the Tribe in Romulus, Michigan. The purpose of the proposed action is to help address the socioeconomic needs of the Tribe. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify public and agency concerns and alternatives to be considered in the EIS. The Tribes’ application seeks to have a portion of E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PRELIMS Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 14, 2007 / Notices the off-reservation parcel taken into trust pursuant to Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act and implementing regulations in 25 CFR part 151, and requests a Secretarial determination pursuant to Section 20(b)(1)(A) of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that a proposed gaming establishment on the parcel would be in the best interest of the Tribe and its members, and not detrimental to the surrounding community. We are aware that some members of the public have expressed concerns about off-reservation gaming. In this case, the parcel is located over 450 miles from the Tribe’s reservation. We are soliciting and will consider accommodating the views of elected officials (State, county, city, etc.) and community members in the local areas as part of our decision-making process. We also plan a more detailed consideration of the broad implications associated with new gaming operations within established communities where gaming is not currently conducted. DATES: The public hearing will be held March 8, 2007, starting at 7 p.m. and continuing until all those who wish to make statements have been heard. Written comments on the scope and implementation of this proposal must arrive by March 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Detroit Metro Airport, 800 Merriman Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174. It will be co-hosted by the BIA and the Tribe. You may mail or hand-carry written comments to Terrance L. Virden, Regional Director, Midwest Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building, One Federal Drive, Room 550, Ft. Snelling, Minnesota 55111. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Doig, (612) 725–4514. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed project is located on a 24.8acre site in the City of Romulus, Michigan. The site is situated north of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, approximately 0.5 miles north of Interstate 94 and 20 miles east of Detroit, Michigan. As part of the project, the U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the Tribe, will consider whether or not to take 9.8 acres of the 24.8-acre project site into federal trust. In addition to the proposed action, a reasonable range of alternatives, which will include a no-action alternative and may include an on-reservation alternative, will be considered during the NEPA compliance process. The Tribe consists of approximately 780 members. A Tribal Council, under a federally approved constitution, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Feb 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 governs tribal affairs. The United States presently holds approximately 5,800 acres of land in the upper peninsula of the State of Michigan in trust for the Tribe. Public Comment Availability Comments including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BIA address show 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. 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 DM8. Dated: February 8, 2007. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 07–678 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–090–06–1220–PM] Revision of Recreation Use Restrictions for Indian Creek Canyon Corridor: Closure of the Newspaper Rock Camping Area: Notice of Closure of 987 Acres of Public Land to Camping Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that effective immediately, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Monticello Field Office, is closing 987 acres of public lands in the Indian Creek Canyon PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7069 near Monticello, Utah, to overnight camping. The public lands affected by this closure are located along Utah State Highway 211, in the following sections of T. 31 S., R. 22 E., section 31, W1⁄2 and in sections of T. 32 S., R. 22 E., section 5, SW1⁄4; section 6, E1⁄2; section 7, E1⁄2; section 8, W1⁄2; section 14, SW1⁄4; section 15, SE1⁄4; section 16, SW1⁄4; section 17; section 20, NE1⁄4; section 21, N1⁄2; section 22, N1⁄2. The purpose of the closure is to provide for public health and safety, and to protect soils and vegetation that have been adversely impacted or are at risk of being adversely impacted by recreational use. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Meyers, Field Office Manager, Monticello Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 7, Monticello, Utah 84535; (435) 587–1500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM is implementing this action on 987 acres of public land in San Juan County, in southeast Utah. The BLM’s Monticello Field Office has observed and documented a high probability of flash flood danger in the Newspaper Rock Area. Adverse effects to soils and vegetation from overnight camping use are also present in the area. Based on this information, BLM’s authorized officer has determined that overnight camping in this area is causing, or will cause, unsafe camping opportunities for the public and considerable adverse effects upon soils and vegetation. Consequently, this area is being closed to overnight camping use. A map showing the closure area is available for public inspection at the BLM’s Monticello Field Office, at the above address. Camping use on the remainder of the public lands in San Juan County, Utah, administered by the BLM, will be managed according to existing Federal Register orders and the 1991 San Juan Resource Area Resource Management Plan. This closure order does not apply to: (1) Any Federal, state or local government law enforcement officer engaged in enforcing this closure order or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force while in the performance of an official duty. (2) Any BLM employee, agent, contractor, or cooperator while in the performance of an official duty. This order shall not be construed as a limitation on BLM’s future planning efforts. The BLM will periodically monitor resource conditions and trends in the closure area and may modify this order or implement additional limitations or closures as necessary. E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Hannahville Tribe of Potawatomi Indians' Hotel and Casino 
Project, Romulus, MI

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 Hannahville Tribe of Potawatomi 
Indians (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to gather information 
necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 
proposed hotel and casino project to be located on 9.8 acres of a 24.8 
acre parcel owned by the Tribe in Romulus, Michigan. The purpose of the 
proposed action is to help address the socioeconomic needs of the 
Tribe. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify 
public and agency concerns and alternatives to be considered in the 
EIS. The Tribes' application seeks to have a portion of

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the off-reservation parcel taken into trust pursuant to Section 5 of 
the Indian Reorganization Act and implementing regulations in 25 CFR 
part 151, and requests a Secretarial determination pursuant to Section 
20(b)(1)(A) of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that a proposed gaming 
establishment on the parcel would be in the best interest of the Tribe 
and its members, and not detrimental to the surrounding community. We 
are aware that some members of the public have expressed concerns about 
off-reservation gaming. In this case, the parcel is located over 450 
miles from the Tribe's reservation. We are soliciting and will consider 
accommodating the views of elected officials (State, county, city, 
etc.) and community members in the local areas as part of our decision-
making process. We also plan a more detailed consideration of the broad 
implications associated with new gaming operations within established 
communities where gaming is not currently conducted.

DATES: The public hearing will be held March 8, 2007, starting at 7 
p.m. and continuing until all those who wish to make statements have 
been heard. Written comments on the scope and implementation of this 
proposal must arrive by March 26, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 
Detroit Metro Airport, 800 Merriman Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174. It 
will be co-hosted by the BIA and the Tribe. You may mail or hand-carry 
written comments to Terrance L. Virden, Regional Director, Midwest 
Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bishop Henry Whipple Federal 
Building, One Federal Drive, Room 550, Ft. Snelling, Minnesota 55111.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Doig, (612) 725-4514.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed project is located on a 24.8-
acre site in the City of Romulus, Michigan. The site is situated north 
of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, approximately 0.5 miles north of 
Interstate 94 and 20 miles east of Detroit, Michigan. As part of the 
project, the U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the Tribe, 
will consider whether or not to take 9.8 acres of the 24.8-acre project 
site into federal trust. In addition to the proposed action, a 
reasonable range of alternatives, which will include a no-action 
alternative and may include an on-reservation alternative, will be 
considered during the NEPA compliance process.
    The Tribe consists of approximately 780 members. A Tribal Council, 
under a federally approved constitution, governs tribal affairs. The 
United States presently holds approximately 5,800 acres of land in the 
upper peninsula of the State of Michigan in trust for the Tribe.

Public Comment Availability

    Comments including names and addresses of respondents, will be 
available for public review at the BIA address show 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. 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 DM8.

    Dated: February 8, 2007.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 07-678 Filed 2-13-06; 8:45 am]
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