Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians' Proposed 534-Acre Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Riverside County, California, 31747-31748 [E9-15435]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 126 / Thursday, July 2, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [F–21901–36, F–221901–37, F–21901–38, F– 21901–39, F–21901–40, F–21905–46; AK– 964–1410–KC–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Doyon, Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Tanana, Alaska, and are located in: Fairbanks Meridian, Alaska T. 6 N., R. 17 W., Secs. 5, 7, and 8. Containing approximately 1,898 acres. T. 5 N., R. 18 W., Secs. 2 to 6, inclusive. Containing approximately 3,188 acres. T. 6 N., R. 18 W., Secs. 1 to 12, inclusive; Secs. 14 to 23, inclusive; Secs. 26 to 35, inclusive. Containing approximately 20,364 acres. T. 5 N., R. 19 W., Secs. 1 to 6, inclusive. Containing approximately 3,828 acres. T. 6 N., R. 19 W., Secs. 1 and 2; Secs. 11 to 14, inclusive; Secs. 23 to 26, inclusive; Secs. 35 and 36. Containing approximately 7,680 acres. Aggregating approximately 36,958 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until August 3, 2009 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:35 Jul 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Jason Robinson, Land Law Examiner, Land Transfer Adjudication I. [FR Doc. E9–15664 Filed 7–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement ˜ for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians’ Proposed 534-Acre Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Riverside County, California AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Soboba Band of ˜ Luiseno Indians (Tribe), City of San Jacinto and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the Tribe’s proposed 534.91± acre trust acquisition and subsequent construction of a hotel/ casino project to be located within the City of San Jacinto, Riverside County, California, and that the DEIS is now available for public review and comment. This notice provides a 75-day public comment period and thereby grants a 30-day extension to the normal 45-day public comment period. DATES: The DEIS will be available for public comment beginning July 2, 2009. Written comments on the DEIS must arrive by September 15, 2009. A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 starting at 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 Morris, Regional Director, Pacific Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. The public hearing will be held at: Hemet Public Library, 2nd Floor, 300 E. Latham, Hemet, CA 92543 See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for locations where the DEIS will be PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31747 available for review and instructions for submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, (916) 978–6051. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ˜ Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians (Tribe) has requested the BIA to acquire 34 parcels totaling 534.91± acres of land currently held in fee by the Tribe into trust, of which the Tribe proposes to develop approximately 55 acres into a destination hotel/casino complex. The Tribe proposes to relocate its existing casino, which presently resides on trust lands, to the project site. In addition to the fee-to-trust action and casino relocation, the proposed action also includes the development of a 300-room hotel, casino, restaurants, retail establishments, a convention center, an events arena, and a spa and fitness center, within a 729,500± square-foot complex. The proposed developments also include a Tribal fire station, and a 12-pump gas station with a 6,000 square-foot convenience store. Approximately 300 acres (56 percent) of the project site is incorporated in the City of San Jacinto, California, while the remainder is within unincorporated Riverside County, California. The proposed hotel and casino complex would be generally located at the intersection of Soboba Road and Lake Park Drive and abut the existing Soboba Springs Country Club. Lake Park Drive may or may not be realigned as part of the proposed action contingent upon consultation with the City of San Jacinto. The BIA, serving as the lead agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare the EIS for the proposed action in the Federal Register on December 14, 2007. The EPA and the City of San Jacinto have accepted invitations to be cooperating agencies, as entities having jurisdiction by law or special expertise relevant to environmental issues. BIA held a public scoping meeting on January 8, 2008, at the Hemet Public Library in Hemet, California. From that scoping meeting, a range of project alternatives were developed and subsequently analyzed in the DEIS, including: (1) Proposed Action A— Hotel/Casino Complex with Realignment of Lake Park Drive; (2) Proposed Action B—Hotel/Casino Complex without Realignment of Lake Park Drive; (3) Reduced Hotel/Casino Complex; (4) Hotel and Convention Center (No Casino Relocation); (5) Commercial Enterprise (No Casino or Hotel); and (6) No Action alternative. Environmental issues addressed in the E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 31748 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 126 / Thursday, July 2, 2009 / Notices DEIS include land resources; water resources; air quality; biological resources; cultural resources; economic and socioeconomic conditions; resource use patterns; public services; other values including noise, hazardous materials, and visual resources; cumulative effects; indirect effects; growth inducing effects; and mitigation measures. Directions for Submitting Comments Please include your name, return address, and the caption: ‘‘DEIS ˜ Comments, Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians’ Casino Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments and submit comments to the BIA address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Public Availability of the DEIS Public Comment Availability Written comments, including the 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. 15:35 Jul 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: June 11, 2009. Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–15435 Filed 7–1–09; 8:45 am] available to the public as a matter of information. If BLM receives a protest against a survey, as shown on the plat, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file the plats until the day after we have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions on appeals. Dated: June 23, 2009. Dominica Van Koten, Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. E9–15662 Filed 7–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The DEIS will be available for review at: • The San Jacinto Public Library, 500 Idyllwild Dr., San Jacinto, CA 92583, telephone (951) 654–8635; and • The Hemet Public Library, 2nd Floor, 300 E. Latham, Hemet, CA 92543, telephone (951) 765–2440. The DEIS is also available on the following Web site: http:// team.entrix.com/clientsite/soboba.nsf. To obtain a compact disk copy of the DEIS, please provide your name and address in writing to: Chief, Division of Environmental, Cultural Resource Management and Safety, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W 2820, Sacramento, CA 95825 or call the number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Individual paper copies of the DEIS can be provided upon payment of the applicable printing cost for the number of copies requested. VerDate Nov<24>2008 Authority This notice is published pursuant to section 1503.1 of the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the NEPA 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 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.1. Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Land Management [ES–956–1420–BJ; Group No. 553, Minnesota] Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey; Minnesota. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States office in Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Cadastral Survey. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was requested by the Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, Division of Lands and Renewable Resources, Milwaukee Field Office. The lands surveyed are: Fourth Principal Meridian, Minnesota The plat of survey represents the survey of an island in Kabetogama Lake, designated Tract No. 37, Township 69 North, Range 20 West, of the Fourth Principal Meridian, in the State of Minnesota, and was accepted June 5, 2009. The plat of survey represents the survey of an island in Kabetogama Lake, designated Tract No. 37, Township 69 North, Range 21 West, of the Fourth Principal Meridian, in the State of Minnesota, and was accepted June 5, 2009. We will place copies of the plats we described in the open files. They will be PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [LLNM920000 L13100000 FI0000; NMNM– 96574] Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease NMNM 96574 AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. SUMMARY: Under the Class II provisions of Title IV, Public Law 97–451, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement of oil and gas lease NMNM 96574 from the lessee, OXY USA, Inc., for lands in Lea County, New Mexico. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margie Dupre, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Office, P.O. Box 27115, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502 or at (505) 438–7520. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: No valid lease has been issued that affects the lands. The lessee agrees to new lease terms for rentals and royalties of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year, and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee paid the required $500.00 administrative fee for the reinstatement of the lease and $166.00 cost for publishing this Notice in the Federal Register. The lessee met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188). We are proposing to reinstate lease NMNM 96574, effective the date of termination, October 1, 2008, under the original terms and conditions E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Soboba Band of 
Luise[ntilde]o Indians' Proposed 534-Acre Trust Acquisition and Casino 
Project, Riverside County, California

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Soboba Band of Luise[ntilde]o 
Indians (Tribe), City of San Jacinto and U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the Tribe's 
proposed 534.91 acre trust acquisition and subsequent 
construction of a hotel/casino project to be located within the City of 
San Jacinto, Riverside County, California, and that the DEIS is now 
available for public review and comment. This notice provides a 75-day 
public comment period and thereby grants a 30-day extension to the 
normal 45-day public comment period.

DATES: The DEIS will be available for public comment beginning July 2, 
2009. Written comments on the DEIS must arrive by September 15, 2009. A 
public hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 starting at 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 Morris, 
Regional Director, Pacific Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs 2800 
Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825.
    The public hearing will be held at: Hemet Public Library, 2nd 
Floor, 300 E. Latham, Hemet, CA 92543
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for locations where the DEIS will be 
available for review and instructions for submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, (916) 978-6051.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Soboba Band of Luise[ntilde]o Indians 
(Tribe) has requested the BIA to acquire 34 parcels totaling 
534.91 acres of land currently held in fee by the Tribe 
into trust, of which the Tribe proposes to develop approximately 55 
acres into a destination hotel/casino complex. The Tribe proposes to 
relocate its existing casino, which presently resides on trust lands, 
to the project site. In addition to the fee-to-trust action and casino 
relocation, the proposed action also includes the development of a 300-
room hotel, casino, restaurants, retail establishments, a convention 
center, an events arena, and a spa and fitness center, within a 
729,500 square-foot complex. The proposed developments also 
include a Tribal fire station, and a 12-pump gas station with a 6,000 
square-foot convenience store.
    Approximately 300 acres (56 percent) of the project site is 
incorporated in the City of San Jacinto, California, while the 
remainder is within unincorporated Riverside County, California. The 
proposed hotel and casino complex would be generally located at the 
intersection of Soboba Road and Lake Park Drive and abut the existing 
Soboba Springs Country Club. Lake Park Drive may or may not be 
realigned as part of the proposed action contingent upon consultation 
with the City of San Jacinto.
    The BIA, serving as the lead agency for compliance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), published a Notice of Intent 
(NOI) to prepare the EIS for the proposed action in the Federal 
Register on December 14, 2007. The EPA and the City of San Jacinto have 
accepted invitations to be cooperating agencies, as entities having 
jurisdiction by law or special expertise relevant to environmental 
issues.
    BIA held a public scoping meeting on January 8, 2008, at the Hemet 
Public Library in Hemet, California. From that scoping meeting, a range 
of project alternatives were developed and subsequently analyzed in the 
DEIS, including: (1) Proposed Action A--Hotel/Casino Complex with 
Realignment of Lake Park Drive; (2) Proposed Action B--Hotel/Casino 
Complex without Realignment of Lake Park Drive; (3) Reduced Hotel/
Casino Complex; (4) Hotel and Convention Center (No Casino Relocation); 
(5) Commercial Enterprise (No Casino or Hotel); and (6) No Action 
alternative. Environmental issues addressed in the

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DEIS include land resources; water resources; air quality; biological 
resources; cultural resources; economic and socioeconomic conditions; 
resource use patterns; public services; other values including noise, 
hazardous materials, and visual resources; cumulative effects; indirect 
effects; growth inducing effects; and mitigation measures.

Directions for Submitting Comments

    Please include your name, return address, and the caption: ``DEIS 
Comments, Soboba Band of Luise[ntilde]o Indians' Casino Project,'' on 
the first page of your written comments and submit comments to the BIA 
address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

Public Availability of the DEIS

    The DEIS will be available for review at:
     The San Jacinto Public Library, 500 Idyllwild Dr., San 
Jacinto, CA 92583, telephone (951) 654-8635; and
     The Hemet Public Library, 2nd Floor, 300 E. Latham, Hemet, 
CA 92543, telephone (951) 765-2440.
The DEIS is also available on the following Web site: http://team.entrix.com/clientsite/soboba.nsf.
    To obtain a compact disk copy of the DEIS, please provide your name 
and address in writing to: Chief, Division of Environmental, Cultural 
Resource Management and Safety, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W 2820, Sacramento, CA 95825 or 
call the number listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
of this notice. Individual paper copies of the DEIS can be provided 
upon payment of the applicable printing cost for the number of copies 
requested.

Public Comment Availability

    Written comments, including the 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 pursuant to section 1503.1 of the Council 
of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) 
implementing the procedural requirements of the NEPA 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 
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.1.

    Dated: June 11, 2009.
Larry Echo Hawk,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E9-15435 Filed 7-1-09; 8:45 am]
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