Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit Casino Project, City of Beloit, Rock County, WI, 70460-70461 [2012-28551]

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[FR Doc. 2012–28634 Filed 11–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit Casino Project, City of Beloit, Rock County, WI Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in connection with the Ho-Chunk Nation (Nation) application for a proposed 33-acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino project to be located in the City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues and content for inclusion in the EIS. DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS must arrive by December 26, 2012. The public scoping meeting will be held on December 13, 2012, from 6 p.m. until the last public comment is received. SUMMARY: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Ms. Diane Rosen, Midwest Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region, Norman Pointe II Building, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55347. Please include your name, return address, and ‘‘DEIS Scoping Comments, Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit Casino Project’’ on the first page of your written comments. The public scoping meeting will be held at Aldrich Middle School, 1859 Northgate Drive, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Doig, Environmental Protection Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region, Norman Pointe II Building, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55347; Phone (612) 725–4514. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action would transfer approximately 33 acres of land from fee to trust status, upon which the Nation would develop a casino, hotel, parking, and other supporting facilities. The property is located within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Beloit, Wisconsin. Areas of environmental concern identified for analysis in the EIS include land resources, water resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, cultural ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES resources, resource use patterns, traffic and transportation, public health/ environmental hazards, public services and utilities, socioeconomics, environmental justice, and visual resources/aesthetics. Alternatives identified for analysis include the proposed action, a no-action commercial (non-gaming) construction alternative, a no-action no-construction alternative, a reduced-intensity development alternative, and an alternative site location alternative. The range of issues and alternatives are open to revision based on comments received in response to this notice. Additional information, including a map of the project site, is available by contacting the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Other related approvals may be required to implement the project, including approval of the Nation’s feeto-trust application, determination of the site’s eligibility for gaming, compliance with the Clean Water Act, and local service agreements. To the extent applicable, the EIS will identify and evaluate issues related to these approvals. 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, email 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 in your comment that your personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the BIA cannot guarantee that this will occur. 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 National Environmental Policy Act Implementation Policy (43 CFR part 46), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8. Dated: September 20, 2012. Donald E. Laverdure, Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2012–28551 Filed 11–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Nov 23, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Jackson Rancheria—Tribal Council Ordinance No. 2012–01—Sale, Consumption & Possession of Alcoholic Beverages at the Jackson Rancheria AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. This notice publishes Jackson Rancheria’s Tribal Council Ordinance No. 2012–01—Sale, Consumption & Possession of Alcoholic Beverages at the Jackson Rancheria. The Ordinance regulates and controls the sale, consumption and possession of liquor within the Jackson Rancheria’s Indian country. This Ordinance will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within its Indian country and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services. SUMMARY: Effective Date: This Act is effective as of November 26, 2012. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sophia Torres, Tribal Government Specialist, Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way—Room W–2820, Sacramento, CA 95825; Telephone (916) 978–6073; Fax (916) 978–6099; or De Springer, Office of Indian Services, 1849 C Street NW., MS/4513/MIB, Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 513–7626; Fax (202) 208–5113. Pursuant to the Act of August 15, 1953; Public Law 83–277, 67 Stat. 586, 18 U.S.C. 1161, as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Rice v. Rehner, 463 U.S. 713 (1983), the Secretary of the Interior shall certify and publish in the Federal Register notice of adopted liquor ordinances for the purpose of regulating liquor transactions in Indian country. The Jackson Rancheria Tribal Council adopted Ordinance No. 2012–01, by Tribal Council Resolution No. 2012–02, on January 15, 2012. This notice is published in accordance with the authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. I certify that the Tribal Council duly adopted Jackson Rancheria’s Tribal Council Ordinance No. 2012–01—Sale, Consumption & Possession of Alcoholic Beverages at the Jackson Rancheria on January 15, 2012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70461 Dated: November 13, 2012. Kevin K. Washburn, Acting Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. The Jackson Rancheria’s Tribal Council Ordinance No. 2012–01—Sale, Consumption & Possession of Alcoholic Beverages reads as follows: Sale, Consumption & Possession of Alcoholic Beverages at the Jackson Rancheria The Tribal Council of the Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians of the Jackson Rancheria, the governing body of the Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians of the Jackson Rancheria, hereby enacts this Ordinance to govern the sale, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages on Rancheria lands. Preamble 1. Title 18, United States Code, Section 1161, provides Indian tribes with authority to enact ordinances governing the consumption, possession, and sale of alcoholic beverages on their Reservations, provided such ordinance is certified by the Secretary of the Interior, published in the Federal Register and such activities are in conformity with state law. 2. The Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians of the Jackson Rancheria is a federally recognized Indian tribe (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Tribe’’) exercising sovereign authority over the lands of the Jackson Rancheria located within Amador County, California, and held in trust by the United States on behalf of the Tribe (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘Rancheria’’) on which tribal members reside in private homes and the Tribe conducts various tribal businesses. 3. Pursuant to Article III Section 1 and Article VI of the Tribe’s Constitution, the Tribal Council is the governing body of the Tribe with the power to enact ordinances to promote the general welfare and economic advancement of the Tribe and its members. 4. The Tribe is the owner and operator of the Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel which includes an outdoor entertainment area, an RV park with a recreation center, and a General Store (collectively referred to herein as ‘‘Tribal Business Enterprises’’), which are all located on the Rancheria. 5. The Tribal Business Enterprises are an integral and indispensable part of the Tribe’s economy, providing income to the Tribe and training and employment to its members. 6. The Tribal Council has determined that it is in the Tribe’s best interest to offer for sale alcoholic beverages under limited conditions established by the E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit Casino Project, City of Beloit, 
Rock County, WI

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 intends to gather information necessary 
for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in connection 
with the Ho-Chunk Nation (Nation) application for a proposed 33-acre 
fee-to-trust transfer and casino project to be located in the City of 
Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. This notice also announces a public 
scoping meeting to identify potential issues and content for inclusion 
in the EIS.

DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS must arrive by December 
26, 2012. The public scoping meeting will be held on December 13, 2012, 
from 6 p.m. until the last public comment is received.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Ms. Diane 
Rosen, Midwest Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest 
Region, Norman Pointe II Building, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 
500, Bloomington, MN 55347. Please include your name, return address, 
and ``DEIS Scoping Comments, Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit Casino Project'' on 
the first page of your written comments. The public scoping meeting 
will be held at Aldrich Middle School, 1859 Northgate Drive, Beloit, 
Wisconsin 53511.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Doig, Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region, Norman Pointe II 
Building, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 
55347; Phone (612) 725-4514.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action would transfer 
approximately 33 acres of land from fee to trust status, upon which the 
Nation would develop a casino, hotel, parking, and other supporting 
facilities. The property is located within the incorporated boundaries 
of the City of Beloit, Wisconsin. Areas of environmental concern 
identified for analysis in the EIS include land resources, water 
resources, air quality, noise, biological resources, cultural

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resources, resource use patterns, traffic and transportation, public 
health/environmental hazards, public services and utilities, 
socioeconomics, environmental justice, and visual resources/aesthetics. 
Alternatives identified for analysis include the proposed action, a no-
action commercial (non-gaming) construction alternative, a no-action 
no-construction alternative, a reduced-intensity development 
alternative, and an alternative site location alternative. The range of 
issues and alternatives are open to revision based on comments received 
in response to this notice. Additional information, including a map of 
the project site, is available by contacting the person listed in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Other related 
approvals may be required to implement the project, including approval 
of the Nation's fee-to-trust application, determination of the site's 
eligibility for gaming, compliance with the Clean Water Act, and local 
service agreements. To the extent applicable, the EIS will identify and 
evaluate issues related to these approvals.
    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, email 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 in your comment that your personal identifying information be 
withheld from public review, the BIA cannot guarantee that this will 
occur.

    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 National Environmental Policy Act Implementation Policy (43 
CFR part 46), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 209 DM 8.

    Dated: September 20, 2012.
Donald E. Laverdure,
Acting Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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