Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Stockbridge-Munsee Casino, Sullivan County, NY, 12204 [E8-4356]

Download as PDF 12204 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 45 / Thursday, March 6, 2008 / Notices personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority This notice is published in accordance with sections 1501.7, 1506.6 and 1508.22 of the Council of 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. 4371, et seq.), and 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.l. Dated: February 15, 2008. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–4354 Filed 3–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Stockbridge—Munsee Casino, Sullivan County, NY Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: 16:57 Mar 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt G. Chandler, (615) 564–6832. The BIA published its Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS on November 24, 2003, in the Federal Register (68 FR 65467). The notice included project details. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS for this proposed action on February 11, 2005, in the Federal Register (70 FR 7257). 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 regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) intends to cancel work on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed taking into federal trust of land in Sullivan County, New York, for the Stockbridge—Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin (Tribe). The Tribe proposed to develop and operate a Class III gaming facility and associated facilities on the trust property. The EIS is no longer needed because the Department of the Interior has decided not to accept the land into trust, on the basis that the proposed action did not adequately meet criteria in 25 CFR 151.3; 151.10(b); 151.10(c); and 151.11(b) for trust acquisition. DATES: This cancellation is effective April 8, 2008. Any written comments must arrive by April 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may mail, hand carry or fax written comments to Mr. Franklin VerDate Aug<31>2005 Keel, Regional Director, Eastern Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, fax (615) 564–6701. This notice is published in accordance with sections 1503.1 and 1506.6 of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Quality 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 Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.1. Dated: February 22, 2008. James E. Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–4356 Filed 3–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Trust Acquisition of an Initial Reservation for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in the Town of Mashpee, Barnstable County, and Town of Middleboro, Plymouth County, MA, Including a Gaming Facility at the Middleboro Property 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 the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (Tribe) as Cooperating Agency, will be gathering information needed for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed trust acquisition of approximately 679 acres of land as the Tribe’s initial reservation. The proposed acquisition includes approximately 140 acres in the Town of Mashpee, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, and approximately 539 acres in the Town of Middleboro, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The property in Mashpee would be used for tribal administrative and cultural purposes and housing for tribal members. For the property in Middleboro, the Tribe plans the construction of a gaming facility with related facilities. The purposes of the proposed federal action are to provide a land base for the Tribe and to help meet the economic needs of the Tribe and its members. This notice also announces public scoping meetings to identify potential issues, alternatives and content for inclusion in the EIS. DATES: Written comments on the scope and implementation of this proposal must arrive by April 9, 2008. The public scoping meetings will be held March 25 and March 26, 2008, starting at 6 p.m. and continuing until all those who register to make statements have been heard. You may mail, hand carry or fax written comments to Franklin Keel, Regional Director, Eastern Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, fax (615) 564–6550. The March 25, 2008, meeting will be at the Middlboro High School Auditorium, 71 East Grove Street, Middleboro, Massachusetts. The March 26, 2008, meeting will be at the Mashpee High School Auditorium, 500 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Stockbridge--Munsee Casino, Sullivan County, NY

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) intends to cancel work on the Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the proposed taking into federal trust of land in 
Sullivan County, New York, for the Stockbridge--Munsee Community Band 
of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin (Tribe). The Tribe proposed to develop 
and operate a Class III gaming facility and associated facilities on 
the trust property. The EIS is no longer needed because the Department 
of the Interior has decided not to accept the land into trust, on the 
basis that the proposed action did not adequately meet criteria in 25 
CFR 151.3; 151.10(b); 151.10(c); and 151.11(b) for trust acquisition.

DATES: This cancellation is effective April 8, 2008. Any written 
comments must arrive by April 7, 2008.

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.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BIA published its Notice of Intent to 
prepare the EIS on November 24, 2003, in the Federal Register (68 FR 
65467). The notice included project details. The U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency published its Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS 
for this proposed action on February 11, 2005, in the Federal Register 
(70 FR 7257).

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. Before including your address, phone 
number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Authority

    This notice is published in accordance with sections 1503.1 and 
1506.6 of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR 
parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the procedural requirements of 
the National Environmental Quality 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 Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.1.

    Dated: February 22, 2008.
James E. Cason,
Associate Deputy Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-4356 Filed 3-5-08; 8:45 am]
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