Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Renewed Application for the Proposed Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project, San Bernardino County, California, 32354-32355 [E8-12638]

Download as PDF 32354 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 110 / Friday, June 6, 2008 / Notices approval of the paperwork requirements for the Mineral Resources Program’s (MRP) Mineral Resource External Research Program (MRERP). To submit a proposal for the MRERP a project narrative must be completed and submitted via Grants.gov. Furthermore, for multi-year projects, an annual progress report must be completed, and for all projects, a final technical report is required at the end of the project period. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the paperwork burden of these project narrative and report requirements. The narrative and report guidance is available at http://www.usgs.gov/ contracts/Minerals/index.html. DATES: Submit written comments by August 5, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Department of the Interior, USGS, via: • E-mail pponds@usgs.gov. 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To comply with the public consultation process, we publish this Federal Register notice announcing that we will submit this ICR to OMB for approval. This notice provides the required 60-day public comment period. USGS Information Collection Clearance Officer: Alfred Travnicek, 703–648–7231. Dated: May 30, 2008. Suzette M. Kimball, Associate Director for Geology. [FR Doc. E8–12721 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Renewed Application for the Proposed Los Coyotes Band of ˜ Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians Fee-toTrust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project, San Bernardino County, California AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the National Indian Gaming Commission and Los Coyotes ˜ Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians (Tribe) as cooperating agencies, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Tribe’s renewed application for a proposed 45-acre feeto-trust transfer and casino and hotel project to be located in San Bernardino County, California. The BIA did not approve the original application as submitted, hence published a Notice of Cancellation of work on the EIS on May 19, 2008, in the Federal Register (73 FR 28841). E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 110 / Friday, June 6, 2008 / Notices Written comments on the scope and implementation of this proposal must arrive by July 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Dale Morris, Regional Director, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Please include your name, return caption, address and ‘‘DEIS Scoping Comments, Los Coyotes Band of ˜ Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians 45-Acre Fee-to-Trust Casino/Hotel Project, San Bernardino County, California’’, on the first page of your written comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, (916) 978–6042. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action would transfer approximately 45 acres of land from fee to trust status, upon which the Tribe would develop a casino, hotel, parking and other supporting facilities. The property is located within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Barstow, San Bernardino County, California, just east of Interstate-15, near State Highways 58 and 247 and Interstate-40. The BIA published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the original application on April 19, 2006, in the Federal Register (71 FR 20126). The notice included project details, which remain unchanged in the renewed application. As this notice on the renewed application in effect resumes work on the EIS, public scoping for the issues and alternatives to be analyzed in the EIS has already been done. The BIA will not, therefore, hold any additional public scoping meetings. This notice, however, does provide the public another 30-day period to submit comments on what should be covered in the EIS. Areas of environmental concern identified for analysis in the EIS include land resources, water resources, biological resources, cultural resources, traffic and transportation, noise, air quality, public health/environmental hazards, public services and utilities, hazardous waste and materials, socioeconomics, environmental justice and visual resources/aesthetics. In addition to the proposed action, alternatives identified for analysis include noaction, reduced-intensity development and two alternate sites. The range of issues and alternatives are open to expansion based on comments received in response to this notice. PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES DATES: Public Comment Availability Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BIA VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Jun 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 32355 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. 1978 (Pub. L. 95–608) provides, subject to certain specified conditions, that Indian tribes may petition the Secretary of the Interior for reassumption of jurisdiction over Indian child custody proceedings. This notice acknowledges receipt of the petition of AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas for the tribal reassumption of jurisdiction. 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 Policy 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. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dated: May 23, 2008. Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–12638 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Petition for Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction over Child Custody Proceedings Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is a notice that the Department of the Interior has received a petition from the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas for the tribal reassumption of jurisdiction over Indian child custody proceedings. The petition is under review by, and may be inspected at, the address listed in the ADDRESSES section. ADDRESSES: The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Services, Division of Human Services, 1849 C St., NW., Room MIB–4513, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rochelle Apodaca (505) 563–3524. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The authority for the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs to publish this notice is contained in 25 CFR 13.14(a) and 209 DM 8. The Indian Child Welfare Act of PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: May 10, 2008 Carl J. Artman, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–12682 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P Bureau of Land Management [AA–6689–A, AA–6689–B, AA–6689–A2; AK–964–1410–KC–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Sanak Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Pauloff Harbor, Alaska, and are located in: Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 53 S., R. 68 W., Secs. 3, 4, 5 and 8; Secs. 9, 10, 15 and 16; Sec. 21. Containing approximately 2,120 acres. T. 52 S., R. 70 W., Secs. 17 to 20, inclusive. Containing 1,687.72 acres. T. 52 S., R. 71 W., Secs. 9, 10, 15, and 16; Secs. 21 to 24, inclusive; Secs. 26 to 32, inclusive. Containing 5,749.47 acres. T. 53 S., R. 73 W., Secs. 33 and 34. Containing approximately 952 acres. T. 66 S., R. 90 W., Secs. 9 and 15. Containing 3.77 acres. Aggregating approximately 10,513 acres. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to The Aleut Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Sanak Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 110 (Friday, June 6, 2008)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-12638]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Renewed Application for the Proposed Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla 
and Cupe[ntilde]o Indians Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel 
Project, San Bernardino County, California

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 National Indian Gaming 
Commission and Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupe[ntilde]o Indians 
(Tribe) as cooperating agencies, intends to gather information 
necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 
Tribe's renewed application for a proposed 45-acre fee-to-trust 
transfer and casino and hotel project to be located in San Bernardino 
County, California. The BIA did not approve the original application as 
submitted, hence published a Notice of Cancellation of work on the EIS 
on May 19, 2008, in the Federal Register (73 FR 28841).

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DATES: Written comments on the scope and implementation of this 
proposal must arrive by July 7, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Dale Morris, 
Regional Director, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Please include your 
name, return caption, address and ``DEIS Scoping Comments, Los Coyotes 
Band of Cahuilla and Cupe[ntilde]o Indians 45-Acre Fee-to-Trust Casino/
Hotel Project, San Bernardino County, California'', on the first page 
of your written comments.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action would transfer 
approximately 45 acres of land from fee to trust status, upon which the 
Tribe would develop a casino, hotel, parking and other supporting 
facilities. The property is located within the incorporated boundaries 
of the City of Barstow, San Bernardino County, California, just east of 
Interstate-15, near State Highways 58 and 247 and Interstate-40.
    The BIA published a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the 
original application on April 19, 2006, in the Federal Register (71 FR 
20126). The notice included project details, which remain unchanged in 
the renewed application. As this notice on the renewed application in 
effect resumes work on the EIS, public scoping for the issues and 
alternatives to be analyzed in the EIS has already been done. The BIA 
will not, therefore, hold any additional public scoping meetings. This 
notice, however, does provide the public another 30-day period to 
submit comments on what should be covered in the EIS.
    Areas of environmental concern identified for analysis in the EIS 
include land resources, water resources, biological resources, cultural 
resources, traffic and transportation, noise, air quality, public 
health/environmental hazards, public services and utilities, hazardous 
waste and materials, socio-economics, environmental justice and visual 
resources/aesthetics. In addition to the proposed action, alternatives 
identified for analysis include no-action, reduced-intensity 
development and two alternate sites. The range of issues and 
alternatives are open to expansion based on comments received in 
response to this notice.

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 Policy 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: May 23, 2008.
Carl J. Artman,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E8-12638 Filed 6-5-08; 8:45 am]
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