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E8–8533 Filed 4–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Amendment Taking Effect. SUMMARY: This publishes notice of an Amendment to the 1998 Class III Gaming Compacts between the State of Michigan and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians taking effect. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 21, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George T. Skibine, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. This Amendment is entered into in connection with the settlement of pending litigation and thus presents a set of unique circumstances resulting in our decision to neither approve nor disapprove the E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 21362 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 77 / Monday, April 21, 2008 / Notices Amendment within the 45-day statutory time frame. Dated: March 25, 2008. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–8494 Filed 4–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID–210–5101–ER–D050, IDI–35183/NVN– 84663] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed China Mountain Wind Project Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Jarbidge Field Office, Twin Falls District, Idaho, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed China Mountain Wind Project, located on 30,700 acres of public, state, and private lands in the Jarbidge Foothills, southwest of the town of Rogerson in Twin Falls County, Idaho, and west of the town of Jackpot in Elko County, Nevada. The EIS will analyze the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of a proposed wind power generation facility, associated transmission facilities, and access roads. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1701), as amended; the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321), as amended; and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508). This notice initiates the public scoping process to identify relevant issues associated with the proposed project. DATES: The scoping period will commence with the publication of this notice. The formal scoping period will end 60 days after the publication of this notice. Comments regarding issues relative to the proposed project should be received on or before June 20, 2008 using one of the methods listed below. The BLM will announce public scoping meetings through local news media, newsletters, and the BLM Web site: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/fo/ jarbidge.html at least 15 days prior to the first meeting. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Apr 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 transmission line. The transmission line would be supported by single steel or double wood poles with a distance of 400 to 500 feet between poles. Other required facilities would include one or two fenced, graveled switching stations of approximately 2 acres each; one or more Operations and Maintenance buildings; approximately 40 miles of new access roads; approximately 30 miles of improved existing road; and a temporary concrete batch plant. This plant would be centrally located on the site, occupying an area of approximately 5 acres, and would operate during project construction. The proposed project would disturb up to 540 acres on a temporary basis and up to 180 acres on a permanent basis, following reclamation of construction disturbance. Approximately 60% of both the temporary and permanent impacts would be on lands under the administration of the BLM and approximately 40% would be on State of Idaho and private lands. The proposed project would operate yearround for a minimum of 30 years. The purpose and need for the proposed project are: (1) Construct a wind power generation facility that utilizes wind energy resources in an environmentally sound manner to meet existing and future electricity demands in Idaho and Nevada. (2) Provide for renewable energy resources as encouraged by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and consistent with the BLM’s Wind Energy Development Policy, as described in the Record of Decision for the Final Programmatic EIS on Wind Acres Administrating ownership (rounded) Energy Development on BLMAdministered Lands in the Western BLM—Jarbidge Field Office, United States (December 2005). Twin Falls District, Idaho ........ 15,300 Public Participation: The purpose of BLM—Wells Field Office, Elko District, Nevada ....................... 4,700 the public scoping process is to State of Idaho ............................. 2,000 determine relevant issues that will Private ......................................... 8,700 influence the scope of the environmental analysis and EIS Total ..................................... 30,700 alternatives. General concerns in the following categories have been The turbines proposed for the project identified to date: Tribal concerns; would have tower heights ranging from wildlife (including birds and bats); 200 to 250 feet and rotor diameters vegetation (including noxious and ranging from 250 to 300 feet. Each invasive weeds); threatened, endangered turbine would be set on a large concrete and sensitive plants and animals, foundation. Turbines would be including sage grouse; public safety; connected by underground electrical public access; recreational cable to one or two substations. Each opportunities; visual resources; cultural substation would be sited on a 2-acre resources; rangeland resources; geology area and would consist of a graveled, and soils; water quality; climate change fenced area containing transformer and and variability; hazardous materials; air switching equipment and an area to quality; noise; fire management and park utility vehicles. Up to 15 miles of socioeconomics. You may submit new 3-phase 138 kV or 345 kV overhead comments on issues in writing to the transmissions circuit would be BLM at any public scoping meeting, or constructed from each substation to a you may submit them to the BLM using switching station at the point of one of the methods listed in the interconnection with an existing ADDRESSES section above. E-mailed You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: id_chinamtn_eis@blm.gov. • Fax: (208) 736–2375 or (208) 735– 2076. • Mail: Project Manager, China Mountain EIS, Jarbidge Field Office, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301. Comments can also be hand delivered to the Jarbidge Field Office at the address above. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Jarbidge Field Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: China Mountain Wind Project Manager, Jarbidge Field Office, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301, telephone (208) 732–7413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: China Mountain Wind, LLC, has submitted a right-of-way application to BLM to build a commercial wind power generation facility capable of generating up to 425 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Up to 185 wind turbines, each having a generating capacity between 2.3 and 3.0 MW, would be installed on an area covering approximately 30,700 acres in the Jarbidge Foothills, southwest of Rogerson, Idaho and west of Jackpot, Nevada. The proposed project area includes public land administered by the BLM Elko District, Wells Field Office in northeastern Nevada, public lands administered by the BLM Twin Falls District, Jarbidge Field Office, and State of Idaho and private lands in south-central Idaho. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 77 (Monday, April 21, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21361-21362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8494]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Indian Gaming

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Amendment Taking 
Effect.

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SUMMARY: This publishes notice of an Amendment to the 1998 Class III 
Gaming Compacts between the State of Michigan and the Little Traverse 
Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians 
taking effect.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 21, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George T. Skibine, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary--Policy and 
Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 11 of the Indian Gaming 
Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2710, the 
Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice 
of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class 
III gaming activities on Indian lands. This Amendment is entered into 
in connection with the settlement of pending litigation and thus 
presents a set of unique circumstances resulting in our decision to 
neither approve nor disapprove the

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Amendment within the 45-day statutory time frame.

    Dated: March 25, 2008.
Carl J. Artman,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E8-8494 Filed 4-18-08; 8:45 am]
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