Indian Gaming, 51874-51875 [E9-24300]

Download as PDF 51874 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 194 / Thursday, October 8, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES prepared, stocking will continue to follow guidelines that ensure expansion of habitats for native amphibians and fish. In areas without ABMPs, trout stocking will be based on site-specific evaluations of risk to native, sensitive, or legally protected species. Where appropriate surveys have yet to be completed, stocking will be suspended until the appropriate evaluations have been completed. ABMPs or other similar plans may be developed and implemented prior to reinitiation of stocking in those locations. Depending on the specific location, such plans could include eradication of nonnative fish from water bodies currently or formerly harboring sensitive native species, genetic analysis of native fish to determine degree of hybridization, cessation of nonnative trout stocking in waters occupied by native trout populations, and implementation of measures consistent with FWS recovery plans and CDFG management plans. Stocking of Mad River steelhead will continue with measures intended to reduce the interaction between hatchery reared fish and naturally reproducing populations and consistent with the Draft Hatchery and Genetic Management Plan submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service. The Fishing in the City and Classroom Aquarium Education Programs will continue under uniform protocols developed to ensure that stocking locations are properly screened to protect native, sensitive, and legally protected species. Implementation of Program activities following development of any ABMPs or uniform protocols for the Fishing in the City and Classroom Aquarium Education Programs may require additional, site-specific NEPA compliance tiered from the EIR/EIS. Continuation of Interim Program Provisions Alternative Under the Continuation of Interim Program Provisions Alternative, FWS will continue to provide funding for operations of CDFG’s 14 trout hatcheries and the Mad River Hatchery for steelhead, and associated stocking of fish produced at those hatcheries, consistent with the court-ordered prohibitions and exceptions on fish stocking that were put into place for the interim period between the date of the court order and completion of the EIR/ EIS. The interim provisions prohibit stocking nonnative fish in any California fresh water body where surveys have demonstrated the presence of 25 specified amphibian or fish species, or where a survey for those species has not yet been completed. The order does not address the stocking of VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:31 Oct 07, 2009 Jkt 220001 native fish into native waters. Exceptions to the prohibitions include stocking in human-made reservoirs larger than 1000 acres; stocking in human-made reservoirs less than 1000 acres that are not connected to a river or stream, are not within California redlegged frog critical habitat, or are not where California red-legged frogs are known to exist; stocking as required for state or federal mitigation; stocking for the purpose of enhancing salmon and steelhead populations and funded by the Commercial Trollers Salmon Stamp; stocking of steelhead from the Mad River Hatchery into the Mad River Basin; CDFG’s Aquarium in the Classroom program; stocking actions to support scientific research; and stocking done under an existing private stocking permit or to be completed under a new permit with terms similar to one that was issued in the last 4 years. The Fishing in the City and Classroom Aquarium Education Programs will continue under uniform protocols developed to ensure that stocking locations are properly screened to protect native, sensitive, and legally protected species. cannot be honored, the requestor will be notified. Public Disclosure Before including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in comments, please 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. We will use the comments to prepare a final EIR/EIS. A decision will be made no sooner than 30 days after the publication of the final EIR/EIS. We anticipate that a Record of Decision will be issued by FWS in 2010. Authority: National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR parts 1500–1508). Dated: October 2, 2009. Margaret Kolar, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E9–24342 Filed 10–7–09; 8:45 am] Continuation of Existing Program Alternative BILLING CODE 4310–55–P The Continuation of Existing Program Alternative (consistent with the CEQA No Project Alternative) is continuation of SFRA funding for the existing Fish Hatchery and Stocking Program. The hatcheries’ operation and stocking activities undertaken by CDFG over the past 5 years would continue unchanged (some activities may be inconsistent with the court-ordered prohibitions and exceptions), and the SFRA funding process for these activities will continue as it has over the same period. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR No Action Alternative Under the No Action Alternative, FWS would not approve SFRA grant funds to be used by CDFG to support actions associated with operations of the CDFG Fish Hatchery and Stocking Program. Because of State statutory and public trust requirements related to the hatchery program, CDFG would attempt to continue to implement its State hatchery program, seeking other funding sources to replace the Federal funds. Special Assistance for Public Meetings If special assistance is required at the public meetings, please contact Mr. Bart Prose, (916) 978–6152 (phone); bart_prose@fws.gov (e-mail). Please notify Mr. Prose as far in advance of the meetings as possible to enable FWS to secure the needed services. If a request PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of amendment to Approved Tribal-State Compact SUMMARY: This notice publishes the Approval of the Eighth Amendment to the Tribal/State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Tulalip Tribe of Washington and the State of Washington. DATES: Effective Date: October 8, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Acting Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 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 the approved Tribal-State Compact Amendment for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Amendment clarifies and generally simplifies what kind of E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 194 / Thursday, October 8, 2009 / Notices entities must be licensed by the State of Washington. The Amendment also significantly modifies the dispute resolution processes to a more collaborative model providing a prompt ‘‘meet and confer’’ requirement, then mediation, and finally, as a last resort, either arbitration or litigation. The Tribe’s limited waiver of sovereign immunity is clarified and narrowed to include only disputes arising under the compact. The State similarly waives its sovereign immunity, including a specific waiver of the State’s Eleventh Amendment immunity from suit for the purposes of enforcing the compact. Finally, the proposed amendment changes the annual licensing requirements from annually to every three years. Dated: September 30, 2009. Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–24300 Filed 10–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Gaming mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of amendment to Approved Tribal-State Compact. SUMMARY: This publishes notice of an Amendment to a Compact between the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Pottawatomi Indians and the State of Michigan providing for the Conduct of Tribal Class III Gaming by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Pottawatomi Indians taking effect. DATES: Effective Date: October 8, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Acting 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. The amendment changes the regulatory payment amount to a minimum of $50,000 or .05% of the Tribe’s annual Class III net win, whichever is greater. This amendment also modifies the Tribe’s revenue sharing payments conditioned on the VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:31 Oct 07, 2009 Jkt 220001 Tribe’s net win falling below certain levels. The amendment permits downward adjustments of the Tribe’s revenue sharing payments. Dated: September 30, 2009. Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–24301 Filed 10–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) was established by the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93–320) (Act) to receive reports and advise federal agencies on implementing the Act. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Reclamation announces that the Council will meet as detailed below. DATES AND LOCATION: The Council will conduct a meeting at the following time and location: Tuesday, October 27, 2009—Phoenix, Arizona—The meeting will be held at the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Office, 23636 North 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m., recess at approximately 2:30 p.m., and reconvene briefly the following day at approximately 1 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting of the Council is open to the public. Any member of the public may file written statements with the Council before, during, or up to 30 days after the meeting either in person or by mail. To the extent that time permits, the Council chairman will allow public presentation of oral comments at the meeting. To allow full consideration of information by Council members, written notice must be provided to Mr. Kib Jacobson, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138–1147; telephone (801) 524–3753; facsimile (801) 524–3826; e-mail at: kjacobson@usbr.gov at least FIVE (5) days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received prior to the meeting will be provided to Council members at the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kib Jacobson, telephone (801) 524–3753; PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51875 facsimile (801) 524–3826; e-mail at: kjacobson@usbr.gov. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the accomplishments of federal agencies and make recommendations on future activities to control salinity. Council members will be briefed on the status of salinity control activities and receive input for drafting the Council’s annual report. The Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and United States Geological Survey of the Department of the Interior; the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the Department of Agriculture; and the Environmental Protection Agency will each present a progress report and a schedule of activities on salinity control in the Colorado River Basin. The Council will discuss salinity control activities, the contents of the reports, and the Basin States Program created by Public Law 110–246, which amended the Act. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Disclosure Before including your name, address, telephone 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. Dated: September 15, 2009. Brent Rhees, Assistant Regional Director—Upper Colorado Region. [FR Doc. E9–24295 Filed 10–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNV912000.L16400000.PH0000.006F; 10– 08807; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Councils, Nevada AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada will hold a joint meeting of its three E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 194 (Thursday, October 8, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51874-51875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-24300]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Indian Gaming

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of amendment to Approved Tribal-State Compact

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SUMMARY: This notice publishes the Approval of the Eighth Amendment to 
the Tribal/State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Tulalip Tribe 
of Washington and the State of Washington.

DATES: Effective Date: October 8, 2009.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 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 the approved Tribal-State Compact Amendment for the purpose of 
engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. The Amendment 
clarifies and generally simplifies what kind of

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entities must be licensed by the State of Washington. The Amendment 
also significantly modifies the dispute resolution processes to a more 
collaborative model providing a prompt ``meet and confer'' requirement, 
then mediation, and finally, as a last resort, either arbitration or 
litigation. The Tribe's limited waiver of sovereign immunity is 
clarified and narrowed to include only disputes arising under the 
compact. The State similarly waives its sovereign immunity, including a 
specific waiver of the State's Eleventh Amendment immunity from suit 
for the purposes of enforcing the compact. Finally, the proposed 
amendment changes the annual licensing requirements from annually to 
every three years.

    Dated: September 30, 2009.
Larry Echo Hawk,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. E9-24300 Filed 10-7-09; 8:45 am]
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