Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ione Band of Miwok Indians' Proposed 228.04-Acre Fee-To-Trust Land Transfer and Casino Project, Amador County, CA, 21150-21151 [E8-8334]

Download as PDF 21150 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 76 / Friday, April 18, 2008 / Notices To obtain information on the preenrollment and enrollment process, and enrollment locations, visit TSA’s TWIC Web site at http://www.tsa.gov/twic. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on April 15, 2008. Rex Lovelady, Program Manager, TWIC, Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security Administration. [FR Doc. E8–8423 Filed 4–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ione Band of Miwok Indians’ Proposed 228.04-Acre Fee-To-Trust Land Transfer and Casino Project, Amador County, CA Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Ione Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission, City of Plymouth, California, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the proposed 228.04 acre trust acquisition and construction of casino project to be located within the City of Plymouth in Amador County, California and that the DEIS is now available for public review. This notice provides a 75-day public comment period and thereby grants a 30-day extension to the normal 45-day public comment period. This notice also announces a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS. DATES: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive by July 2, 2008. The public hearing will be held May 21, 2008, 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 Dale Risling, Deputy 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, Ione Band of Miwok Indians’ Casino Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. The public hearing will be at the Amador County Fairgrounds, 18621 Sherwood and School Streets, Plymouth, California. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Apr 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 The DEIS is available for review at the Amador County Library, Jackson Main Library, 530 Sutter Street, Jackson, California 95642 and at the City Clerk, Plymouth City Hall, 9426 Main Street, Plymouth, California 95669. General information for the Amador County Library, Jackson Main Library, may be obtained by calling (209) 223–6400. General information for the City Clerk, Plymouth City Hall, may be obtained by calling (209) 245–6941. If you would like to obtain a copy of the DEIS, please write or call John Rydzik, Chief of the Division of Environmental, Cultural Resource Management and Safety, at the BIA address above or the telephone number provided below. An electronic version of the DEIS may be viewed at http:// www.ioneeis.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, (916) 978–6042. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribe has requested that the BIA take into Federal trust 228.04 acres of land currently held in fee by the Tribe, on which the Tribe proposes to construct a casino, a hotel, parking areas and other facilities. The proposed project is located in the City of Plymouth in Amador County, California. The project site is located immediately east of State Highway 49 and is within 21⁄2 miles of State Highway 16. The project site consists of 12 parcels of land totaling 228.04 acres. Eight of the 12 parcels (10.28 acres) are located within the City of Plymouth, while the remaining four parcels, approximately 218 acres, are located on unincorporated land within Amador County. Phase I of the proposed action includes the development of a 120,000 square foot casino complex, which would consist of a porte cochere, main gaming hall, food and beverage services, retail space and administration space. Approximately 65,000 square feet of this building space would be devoted to the main gaming hall, while the balance of the facility would include administration space, small retail shops, food/beverage facilities and a small gift and art shop. This entire complex would be built on land currently within the City of Plymouth. Primary access to the casino complex would be via State Highway 49. Phase II of the proposed action consists of the construction of a hotel (250 rooms maximum), which would include small conference style facilities, together with food and beverage services. The proposed hotel would also be fitted with a dual plumbing system for the use of potable and recycled water. In addition, site parking would PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be increased to supply adequate parking for hotel and conference patrons. The hotel is anticipated to be operational no sooner than the middle of year 3–4 of the project. Primary vehicle access to the hotel would be provided by the main casino and surface-parking driveway. A range of project alternatives is considered in the DEIS, including: (1) Preferred casino and hotel; (2) reduced casino and hotel; (3) reduced casino, no hotel; (4) regional shopping development; and (5) no action. Environmental issues addressed in the DEIS include land resources, water resources, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, socioeconomic conditions, resource use patterns, public services, other values including noise, hazards and hazardous materials and visual resources and environmental justice, cumulative effects, indirect effects, growth inducing effects and mitigation measures. Input from the public, including that from public scoping meetings the BIA held November 19, 2003, and February 4, 2004, at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, California, was included in the development of these alternatives and issues. 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. 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 section 1503.1 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.), 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. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 76 / Friday, April 18, 2008 / Notices Dated: January 22, 2008. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–8334 Filed 4–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NM–030–1220–NLCS] Emergency Closure to Unpermitted Collection of Petrified Wood and Plant Fossils in the Robledo Mountains on Federal Land, Dona Ana County, NM. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior. ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that certain public land located in the southern Robledo Mountains, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, is subject to an emergency closure to unpermitted collection (free use) of fossilized wood and plant fossils. This closure is necessary in order to prevent further adverse impacts to paleontological resources in the area while the formal conservation status of the region is under determination. Closure will remain in effect for 2 years and may be renewed upon the completion of the Tri-County Resource Management Plan. Closure signs will be posted at main entry points to this area. Maps of the closure area, as well as documents associated with environmental review of this closure may be obtained at the Las Cruces District Office. DATES: This closure is effective upon publication in the Federal Register, and will remain in effect for two years from April 18, 2008. This closure may be renewed upon the completion of the Tri-County Resource Management Plan. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Sanders, Assistant District Manager, Multi-Resources, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005, Telephone (575) 525–4393. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The area has been proposed as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern and also is under Congressional consideration for National Monument status. A management plan to address the longterm management of paleontological resources would be initiated upon designation. Resource damage has already taken place and the potential for additional adverse effects occurring as a result of unrestricted collection within this area is substantial and significant. The authorities for this closure may be found at 43 CFR Subpart 3622, and 43 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Apr 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 CFR Subpart 8364. This order applies to all forms of collection of fossilized plant and petrified wood materials; all unpermitted collection or free use of fossilized plant and petrified wood materials in the location identified in this closure order is prohibited. On all public land, under section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), 43 U.S.C. 1733(a), 43 CFR 8360.0–7, and 43 CFR 9262.1, any person who violates any closures or restriction on public land as announced in this order may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000.00 or imprisoned for no more that 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571 (not to exceed $100,000.00 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months). The public land affected by the closure order is located northwest of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and west of Interstate–25, in Dona Ana County, New Mexico and is described as follows: New Mexico Principal Meridian T., 22 S., R. 1 W., Section 24 Section 25 and Portions of Sections 13, 14, 15, 22, 23, 26, 35, 36. T. 22 S., R. 1 E., Portions of Sections 19, 30, 31. The area described contains approximately 5,240 acres, more or less, of the Robledo Mountain Range. Maps of the land affected by this closure, as well as documents associated with environmental review of the closure are available in the Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico. The area affected by this order will be posted with appropriate signs announcing this closure. Authority: 43 CFR 3622.3(a), and 43 CFR 8364.1. Bill Childress, District Manager, Las Cruces. [FR Doc. E8–8384 Filed 4–17–08; 8:45 am] 21151 National Forest withdrawn from surface entry and mining and reserved for use of the Forest Service as the Pactola Administrative Site. The land is no longer needed for administrative purposes. This order opens the land for sale. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 19, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Ward, BLM Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669, 406–896–5052. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The revocation is needed to facilitate a Forest Service land sale conducted in accordance with Public Laws 106–329 and 109–54. Order By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by Section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), it is ordered as follows: 1. Public Land Order No. 1446 (22 FR 5873 (1957)), which withdrew public land from surface entry and mining and reserved it for use of the Forest Service as the Pactola Administrative Site, is hereby revoked insofar as it affects the following described land: Black Hills Meridian Black Hills National Forest T. 2 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 26, E1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 20 acres in Pennington County. 2. The above-described land is hereby made available for sale in accordance with Public Law 106–329 and Public Law 109–54. Authority: 43 CFR 2370. Dated: April 3, 2008. C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E8–8409 Filed 4–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3419–11–P BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management [SDM 94312] [MT–924–1430–FQ; SDM 034316] Public Land Order No. 7702; Partial Revocation of Public Land Order No. 1446; South Dakota Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. Public Land Order No. 7705; Withdrawal of National Forest System Land To Preserve Cave Resources Adjacent to Jewel Cave National Monument; South Dakota AGENCY: AGENCY: SUMMARY: This order revokes a Public Land Order insofar as it affects 20 acres of public land within the Black Hills PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. SUMMARY: This order withdraws 4,595.78 acres of National Forest System E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 76 (Friday, April 18, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21150-21151]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8334]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ione Band of Miwok 
Indians' Proposed 228.04-Acre Fee-To-Trust Land Transfer and Casino 
Project, Amador County, CA

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 the Ione Band of Miwok Indians 
(Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission, City of Plymouth, 
California, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), intends to 
file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the 
proposed 228.04 acre trust acquisition and construction of casino 
project to be located within the City of Plymouth in Amador County, 
California and that the DEIS is now available for public review. This 
notice provides a 75-day public comment period and thereby grants a 30-
day extension to the normal 45-day public comment period. This notice 
also announces a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS.

DATES: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive by July 2, 2008. The 
public hearing will be held May 21, 2008, 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 Dale Risling, 
Deputy 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, Ione Band 
of Miwok Indians' Casino Project,'' on the first page of your written 
comments.
    The public hearing will be at the Amador County Fairgrounds, 18621 
Sherwood and School Streets, Plymouth, California.
    The DEIS is available for review at the Amador County Library, 
Jackson Main Library, 530 Sutter Street, Jackson, California 95642 and 
at the City Clerk, Plymouth City Hall, 9426 Main Street, Plymouth, 
California 95669. General information for the Amador County Library, 
Jackson Main Library, may be obtained by calling (209) 223-6400. 
General information for the City Clerk, Plymouth City Hall, may be 
obtained by calling (209) 245-6941.
    If you would like to obtain a copy of the DEIS, please write or 
call John Rydzik, Chief of the Division of Environmental, Cultural 
Resource Management and Safety, at the BIA address above or the 
telephone number provided below. An electronic version of the DEIS may 
be viewed at http://www.ioneeis.com.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribe has requested that the BIA take 
into Federal trust 228.04 acres of land currently held in fee by the 
Tribe, on which the Tribe proposes to construct a casino, a hotel, 
parking areas and other facilities. The proposed project is located in 
the City of Plymouth in Amador County, California. The project site is 
located immediately east of State Highway 49 and is within 2\1/2\ miles 
of State Highway 16. The project site consists of 12 parcels of land 
totaling 228.04 acres. Eight of the 12 parcels (10.28 acres) are 
located within the City of Plymouth, while the remaining four parcels, 
approximately 218 acres, are located on unincorporated land within 
Amador County.
    Phase I of the proposed action includes the development of a 
120,000 square foot casino complex, which would consist of a porte 
cochere, main gaming hall, food and beverage services, retail space and 
administration space. Approximately 65,000 square feet of this building 
space would be devoted to the main gaming hall, while the balance of 
the facility would include administration space, small retail shops, 
food/beverage facilities and a small gift and art shop. This entire 
complex would be built on land currently within the City of Plymouth. 
Primary access to the casino complex would be via State Highway 49.
    Phase II of the proposed action consists of the construction of a 
hotel (250 rooms maximum), which would include small conference style 
facilities, together with food and beverage services. The proposed 
hotel would also be fitted with a dual plumbing system for the use of 
potable and recycled water. In addition, site parking would be 
increased to supply adequate parking for hotel and conference patrons. 
The hotel is anticipated to be operational no sooner than the middle of 
year 3-4 of the project. Primary vehicle access to the hotel would be 
provided by the main casino and surface-parking driveway.
    A range of project alternatives is considered in the DEIS, 
including: (1) Preferred casino and hotel; (2) reduced casino and 
hotel; (3) reduced casino, no hotel; (4) regional shopping development; 
and (5) no action. Environmental issues addressed in the DEIS include 
land resources, water resources, air quality, biological resources, 
cultural resources, socioeconomic conditions, resource use patterns, 
public services, other values including noise, hazards and hazardous 
materials and visual resources and environmental justice, cumulative 
effects, indirect effects, growth inducing effects and mitigation 
measures. Input from the public, including that from public scoping 
meetings the BIA held November 19, 2003, and February 4, 2004, at the 
Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, California, was included in the 
development of these alternatives and issues.

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. 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 section 1503.1 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.), 
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.


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    Dated: January 22, 2008.
Carl J. Artman,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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