Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Fee-to-Trust Conveyance of Property for the Cayuga Nation of New York in Cayuga and Seneca Counties, NY, 65372-65373 [2010-26222]

Download as PDF 65372 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 204 / Friday, October 22, 2010 / Notices day public review and comment period, which we announced via several methods, including press releases, updates to constituents, and a Federal Register notice (74 FR 38668, August 4, 2009). The Draft CCP/EA identified and evaluated three alternatives for managing the Refuge for the next 15 years. Alternative A was the no-action alternative, which described current Refuge management activities. Alternative B (the selected alternative) would restore the portion of the Williamson River and Big Spring Creek on the Refuge; and expand visitor services. Alternative C would also restore the portions of the Williamson River and Big Springs Creek on the Refuge; and recommend 11,165 acres for wilderness designation. We received 56 comment letters on the Draft CCP and EA during the review period. We incorporated these received comments into the CCP when possible, and we responded to the comments in an appendix to the CCP. In the FONSI, we selected Alternative B, the basis for the CCP, for implementation. The FONSI documents our decision and is based on the information and analysis contained in the EA. Under the selected alternative, the Service would restore the portion of the Williamson River and Big Spring Creek on the Refuge; substantially improve management of emergent marsh, meadows, ponderosa pine forest and aspen to increase habitat value for migratory birds and other wildlife; improve and expand visitor services by developing new trails, interpretive exhibits, an environmental education program, and a visitor contact station; maintain existing hunting and fishing programs with minor modifications; increase cultural resources protection; and recommend no units for wilderness designation. The Service would also revise and update the MOU with the Klamath Tribes regarding subsistence hunting and gathering. The selected alternative best meets the Refuge’s purposes, vision, and goals; contributes to the Refuge System mission; addresses the significant issues and relevant mandates; and is consistent with principles of sound fish and wildlife management. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Public Availability of Documents In addition to the methods in you can view or obtain documents at the following locations: • Our Web site: http://www.fws.gov/ klamathbasinrefuges/ KlamathMarshCCP/kmarshccp.html • Public Libraries: During regular library hours, at the following libraries: ADDRESSES, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Oct 21, 2010 Jkt 223001 You may mail, hand carry or telefax written comments to Franklin Keel, Regional Director, Eastern Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee 37214, Telefax (615) 564–6701. Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for directions for submitting comments and locations where copies of the FEIS are available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt G. Chandler, (615) 564–6832. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed alternatives are: (A) The Proposed Action (this is the action proposed by the Cayuga Indian Nation, to take all 125 +/¥ acres into trust); (B) No Action Alternative; and (C) Enterprise Properties into Trust (this alternative includes a single section of contiguous parcels in Seneca County and a single section of contiguous parcels in Cayuga County). Alternative C was proposed in order to analyze whether there were any specific impacts related to the contiguity of the parcels. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), dated May 2009, has been revised in response to comments, and the revision is being issued as the FEIS for the purposes of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The total acreage and number of parcels was reduced after the publication of the DEIS. The application originally consisted of seven parcels in four contiguous groups, listed under nine tax identification numbers. With the removal of a single 0.05 acre parcel from the application, three contiguous groups, listed under eight tax identification numbers, are currently under consideration for transfer into trust status. This revision is not considered significant, nor does the removal of the parcel from the application provide significant differences in impacts on the environment. Therefore, issuance of an additional DEIS for public review was not considered necessary. Directions for Submitting Comments: Please include your name, return address and the caption, ‘‘FEIS Comments, Cayuga Indian Nation of New York Trust Acquisition Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. Public Availability of the FEIS: Copies of the FEIS will be available for viewing at the following locations during normal business hours: • Lakeside Trading, 2552 Route 89, Seneca Falls, NY 13148 • Lakeside Trading, 299 Cayuga Street, Union Springs, NY 13160 • Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148 ADDRESSES: Library Address Chiloquin ................... 216 South 1st Street, Chiloquin, OR 97624. 126 South Third Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Klamath County ........ USFWS–NCTC ......... Dated: June 14, 2010. Ren Lohoefener, Regional Director, Pacific Southwest Region, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 2010–26666 Filed 10–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Fee-to-Trust Conveyance of Property for the Cayuga Nation of New York in Cayuga and Seneca Counties, NY AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is making available for public review the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed conveyance of 125± acres of land that is currently held by the Cayuga Nation of New York in fee status into trust status. The uses of the properties, which include two convenience stores, would not change. The application includes two properties that have been used for Class II Indian gaming, operational at the time of the application, on one property in Seneca County and one property in Cayuga County. The Class II Indian gaming on the Cayuga Reservation would be expected to resume if the properties are placed into trust. The cooperating agencies for the proposal are the Cayuga Nation, Seneca County, Cayuga County and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The purpose of the proposed action is to create a tribal land base and to help meet the Nation’s socio-economic needs. SUMMARY: The Record of Decision (ROD) on the proposed action will be issued no sooner than 30 days after the release of the FEIS. Thus, any comments on the FEIS must arrive by November 22, 2010. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 204 / Friday, October 22, 2010 / Notices • Springport Free Library, 171 Cayuga St., P.O. Box 501, Union Springs, NY 13160 Public Comment Availability: Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the mailing address for the BIA Eastern Regional Office shown in the ADDRESSES section during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise shown), 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 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 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: October 5, 2010. Larry Echo Hawk, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–26222 Filed 10–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit/Environmental Impact Statement, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit, Point Reyes National Seashore (hereafter Park). AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit, Point Reyes National Seashore, California. Pursuant to section 124 of Public Law 111–88, the Secretary of the Interior has the discretionary authority to issue a special use permit for a period emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Oct 21, 2010 Jkt 223001 of 10 years to Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) for its shellfish operation at Point Reyes National Seashore. The existing Reservation of Use and Occupancy and associated special use permit held by DBOC will expire on November 30, 2012. DBOC has submitted a request for the issuance of a new permit upon expiration of the existing permit. On behalf of the Secretary, the National Park Service will use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process to engage the public and evaluate the effects of continuing the commercial operation within the national seashore. The results of the NEPA process will be used to inform the decision of whether a new special use permit should be issued to DBOC for a period of 10 years. A scoping letter has been prepared that details the purpose, need, and objectives of the EIS and provides an overview of the NEPA process. Copies of that information may be obtained online at (see Web site below) or from the office of the Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 464–5162. DATES: The NPS will accept comments from the public through November 22, 2010. The NPS intends to hold public scoping meetings in several Bay Area locations during the scoping period. Details regarding the exact times and locations of these meetings will be announced on the Park’s Web site, at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/pore (click on the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit EIS link), and through local and regional media at least 15 days in advance of the meetings. Information will be available for public review online (Web site noted above) and in the office of the Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 464– 5162. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie Gunn, Outreach Coordinator, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 (415) 464–5131. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment on the purpose, need, objectives, or on any other issues associated with the plan, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail or hand deliver comments on the Drakes Bay Oyster Company Special Use Permit EIS to the Superintendent, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65373 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. You may also comment via the Internet (Web site noted above). Written comments will also be accepted at the public meetings. Comments will not be accepted by fax, e-mail, or in any way other than those specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted. 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. George J. Turnbull, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2010–26733 Filed 10–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Klamath Tribes Liquor Control Ordinance AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. This notice publishes the Secretary’s certification of the amendment to the Klamath Tribes Liquor Control Ordinance. The first Ordinance was published in the Federal Register on November 11, 1953 (18 FR 7178 (1953)). This amendment further regulates and controls the sale, possession and distribution of liquor within the tribal lands. The tribal lands are located in Indian country and this amended Ordinance allows for possession of alcoholic beverages within their boundaries. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control liquor possession, sale and use in the community. SUMMARY: Effective Date: This Ordinance is effective on November 22, 2010. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Betty Scissons, Tribal Government Services Officer, Northwest Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Ave., 8th Floor, Portland, OR 97232, Telephone: (503) 231–6723, Fax (503) 231–2189; or Elizabeth Colliflower, Office of Indian Services, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Fee-to-
Trust Conveyance of Property for the Cayuga Nation of New York in 
Cayuga and Seneca Counties, NY

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) is making available for public review the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed conveyance of 
125 acres of land that is currently held by the Cayuga 
Nation of New York in fee status into trust status. The uses of the 
properties, which include two convenience stores, would not change. The 
application includes two properties that have been used for Class II 
Indian gaming, operational at the time of the application, on one 
property in Seneca County and one property in Cayuga County. The Class 
II Indian gaming on the Cayuga Reservation would be expected to resume 
if the properties are placed into trust. The cooperating agencies for 
the proposal are the Cayuga Nation, Seneca County, Cayuga County and 
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The purpose of 
the proposed action is to create a tribal land base and to help meet 
the Nation's socio-economic needs.

DATES: The Record of Decision (ROD) on the proposed action will be 
issued no sooner than 30 days after the release of the FEIS. Thus, any 
comments on the FEIS must arrive by November 22, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may mail, hand carry or telefax written comments to 
Franklin Keel, Regional Director, Eastern Regional Office, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee 
37214, Telefax (615) 564-6701. Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice for directions for submitting comments and 
locations where copies of the FEIS are available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt G. Chandler, (615) 564-6832.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed alternatives are: (A) The 
Proposed Action (this is the action proposed by the Cayuga Indian 
Nation, to take all 125 +/- acres into trust); (B) No Action 
Alternative; and (C) Enterprise Properties into Trust (this alternative 
includes a single section of contiguous parcels in Seneca County and a 
single section of contiguous parcels in Cayuga County). Alternative C 
was proposed in order to analyze whether there were any specific 
impacts related to the contiguity of the parcels.
    The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), dated May 2009, 
has been revised in response to comments, and the revision is being 
issued as the FEIS for the purposes of compliance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The total acreage and number of 
parcels was reduced after the publication of the DEIS. The application 
originally consisted of seven parcels in four contiguous groups, listed 
under nine tax identification numbers. With the removal of a single 
0.05 acre parcel from the application, three contiguous groups, listed 
under eight tax identification numbers, are currently under 
consideration for transfer into trust status. This revision is not 
considered significant, nor does the removal of the parcel from the 
application provide significant differences in impacts on the 
environment. Therefore, issuance of an additional DEIS for public 
review was not considered necessary.
    Directions for Submitting Comments: Please include your name, 
return address and the caption, ``FEIS Comments, Cayuga Indian Nation 
of New York Trust Acquisition Project,'' on the first page of your 
written comments.
    Public Availability of the FEIS: Copies of the FEIS will be 
available for viewing at the following locations during normal business 
hours:

 Lakeside Trading, 2552 Route 89, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
 Lakeside Trading, 299 Cayuga Street, Union Springs, NY 13160
 Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga St., Seneca Falls, NY 13148

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 Springport Free Library, 171 Cayuga St., P.O. Box 501, Union 
Springs, NY 13160

    Public Comment Availability: Comments, including names and 
addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the 
mailing address for the BIA Eastern Regional Office shown in the 
ADDRESSES section during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
(unless otherwise shown), 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 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 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: October 5, 2010.
Larry Echo Hawk,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-26222 Filed 10-21-10; 8:45 am]
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