Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Spokane Tribe of Indians West Plains Casino and Mixed Use Project, City of Airway Heights, Spokane County, WA, 7448-7449 [2013-02158]

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ACTION: Notice of Availability. This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Spokane Tribe of Indians (Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the City of Airway Heights (City), Spokane County, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Department of the Air force (Air Force) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Spokane Tribe of Indians West Plains Casino and Mixed Use Project, City of Airway Heights, Spokane County, Washington, and that the FEIS is now available for public review. DATES: The Record of Decision on the proposed action will be issued on or after 30 days from the date the EPA publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Any comments on the FEIS must arrive on or before 30 days following the date the EPA publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand deliver written comments to Mr. Stanley Speaks, Northwest Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Northwest Region, 911 Northeast 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. B.J. Howerton, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Northwest Region, 911 Northeast 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232; fax (503) 231–2275; phone (503) 231–6749. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Tribe has requested that the Secretary of the Interior issue a two-part determination under Section 20 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for Class III gaming on 145 acres held in Federal trust for the Tribe in the City of Airway Heights adjacent to the unincorporated West Plains area of Spokane County, Washington. The project site is located immediately northwest of the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 (S–2) and Craig Road. The Proposed Project consists of the following components: (1) Issuance of a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2013 / Notices two-part determination by the Secretary of the Interior; and (2) development of a casino-resort facility, parking structure, site retail, commercial building, tribal cultural center, and police/fire station within the project site. At full build-out, the proposed casino-resort facility would have approximately 98,442 square-feet of gaming floor and a 300-room hotel. The hotel tower would not exceed 145 feet above ground level. Access to the project site would be provided via three driveways along US–2 and three driveways along Craig Road. The following alternatives are considered in the FEIS: (1) Proposed Casino and Mixed-Use Development; (2) Reduced Casino and Mixed-Use Development; (3) Non-Gaming MixedUse Development; and (4) No Action/No Development. Environmental issues addressed in the FEIS include geology and soils, water resources, air quality, biological resources, cultural and paleontological resources, socioeconomic conditions (including environmental justice), transportation and circulation, land use, public services, noise, hazardous materials, aesthetics, cumulative effects, and indirect and growth inducing effects. The BIA serves as the Lead Agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The BIA has afforded other government agencies and the public extensive opportunity to participate in the preparation of the FEIS. The BIA held a public scoping meeting for the project on September 16, 2009, in the City of Airway Heights, Washington. A Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on March 2, 2012 (77 FR 12873) and announced a 45-day review period ending on April 16, 2012. In response to public requests, the BIA published a notice of the reopening of the comment period in the Federal Register on April 26, 2012 (77 FR 24976). The extended comment period ended on May 16, 2012. The total comment period for the Draft EIS was 75 days. The BIA held a public hearing on the Draft EIS on March 26, 2012, in the City of Airway Heights. Directions for Submitting Comments: Please include your name, return address, and the caption: ‘‘FEIS Comments, Spokane Tribe of Indians West Plains Development Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. Locations where the FEIS is Available for Review: The FEIS will be available for review at the BIA Spokane Agency Office located at Agency Square Road, Building 201, Wellpinit, Washington 99040; the Airway Heights Branch of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:26 Jan 31, 2013 Jkt 229001 Spokane County Library District located at 1213 South Lundstrom Street, Airway Heights, Washington 99001; and the Spokane Public Library located at 906 West Main Street, Spokane, Washington 99201. The FEIS is also available online at: http://www.westplainseis.com. To obtain a compact disk copy of the FEIS, please provide your name and address in writing or by voicemail to Dr. B.J. Howerton, Environmental Protection Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Northwest Regional Office. Contact information is listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Individual paper copies of the FEIS will be provided upon payment of applicable printing expenses by the requestor for the number of copies requested. Public Comment Availability: Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BIA mailing address shown in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, telephone 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 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 Sec. 1503.1 of the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) and Department of the Interior Regulations (43 CFR part 46), implementing the procedural requirements of the NEPA of l969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4371, et seq.), 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, Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–02158 Filed 1–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–MWR–MIMI–11876; 1305–726] Boundary Revision of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site National Park Service, Interior. Notification of Boundary Revision. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7449 Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 3(f)(2)(B) of the Act of November 29, 1999 (Pub. L. 106–115, 113 Stat. 1540–1543), the boundary of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota is modified to include two parcels containing approximately 28.65 acres of unimproved land more specifically identified below. The property is owned by the United States of America and presently administered by the United States Forest Service. Through a General Management Plan dated July 2, 2009, the National Park Service determined that these parcels are the appropriate location for a visitor facility and administrative site. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 406/ 80,011A, dated January 14, 2011. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Midwest Region Land Resources Program Center, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, Nebraska 68102; National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240; and at the Office for the Superintendent, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, 21208 SD Hwy. 240, Philip, South Dakota 57567. The legal descriptions of the two land parcels being included within Minuteman Missile National Historic Site are as follows: All that certain parcel of land situated in Section 25, Township 2 South, Range 18 East, and Section 30, Township 2 South, Range 19 East, of the Black Hills Meridian, Jackson County, South Dakota, and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Section 30, Township 2 South, Range 19 East; thence S2°01′56″W, 1619.93 feet along the West section line of said Section 30 to the point of beginning; thence S87°58′04″E, 1189.70 feet; thence S2°01′56″W, 466.70 feet; thence N87°58′04″W, 466.70 feet; thence N2°01′56″E, 366.70 feet; thence N87°58′04″W, 723.00 feet to a point on the section line between Sections 25 and 30, being 1719.93 feet south of the northeast corner of Section 25; thence N87°58′04″W, 33.00 feet; thence S2°01′56″W, 350.07 feet; thence N88°05′47″W, 67.00 feet; thence S2°01′56″W, 570.00 feet to a point on the quarter section line; thence N88°05′47″W, 558.00 feet along said quarter section line; thence N2°01′56″E, 1334.45 feet; thence S88°05′47″E, 625.00 feet; thence S2°01′56″W, 314.38 feet; thence S87°58′04″E, 33.00 feet to the point of beginning. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Spokane 
Tribe of Indians West Plains Casino and Mixed Use Project, City of 
Airway Heights, Spokane County, WA

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 Spokane Tribe of Indians 
(Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Washington State 
Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the City of Airway Heights 
(City), Spokane County, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and 
the U.S. Department of the Air force (Air Force) serving as cooperating 
agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) 
with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Spokane 
Tribe of Indians West Plains Casino and Mixed Use Project, City of 
Airway Heights, Spokane County, Washington, and that the FEIS is now 
available for public review.

DATES: The Record of Decision on the proposed action will be issued on 
or after 30 days from the date the EPA publishes its Notice of 
Availability in the Federal Register. Any comments on the FEIS must 
arrive on or before 30 days following the date the EPA publishes its 
Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand deliver written comments to Mr. Stanley 
Speaks, Northwest Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
Northwest Region, 911 Northeast 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. B.J. Howerton, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Northwest Region, 911 Northeast 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 
97232; fax (503) 231-2275; phone (503) 231-6749.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The Tribe has requested that the Secretary of the 
Interior issue a two-part determination under Section 20 of the Indian 
Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for Class III gaming on 145 acres held in 
Federal trust for the Tribe in the City of Airway Heights adjacent to 
the unincorporated West Plains area of Spokane County, Washington. The 
project site is located immediately northwest of the intersection of 
U.S. Highway 2 (S-2) and Craig Road.
    The Proposed Project consists of the following components: (1) 
Issuance of a

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two-part determination by the Secretary of the Interior; and (2) 
development of a casino-resort facility, parking structure, site 
retail, commercial building, tribal cultural center, and police/fire 
station within the project site. At full build-out, the proposed 
casino-resort facility would have approximately 98,442 square-feet of 
gaming floor and a 300-room hotel. The hotel tower would not exceed 145 
feet above ground level. Access to the project site would be provided 
via three driveways along US-2 and three driveways along Craig Road.
    The following alternatives are considered in the FEIS: (1) Proposed 
Casino and Mixed-Use Development; (2) Reduced Casino and Mixed-Use 
Development; (3) Non-Gaming Mixed-Use Development; and (4) No Action/No 
Development. Environmental issues addressed in the FEIS include geology 
and soils, water resources, air quality, biological resources, cultural 
and paleontological resources, socioeconomic conditions (including 
environmental justice), transportation and circulation, land use, 
public services, noise, hazardous materials, aesthetics, cumulative 
effects, and indirect and growth inducing effects.
    The BIA serves as the Lead Agency for compliance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The BIA has afforded other government 
agencies and the public extensive opportunity to participate in the 
preparation of the FEIS. The BIA held a public scoping meeting for the 
project on September 16, 2009, in the City of Airway Heights, 
Washington. A Notice of Availability for the Draft EIS was published in 
the Federal Register on March 2, 2012 (77 FR 12873) and announced a 45-
day review period ending on April 16, 2012. In response to public 
requests, the BIA published a notice of the reopening of the comment 
period in the Federal Register on April 26, 2012 (77 FR 24976). The 
extended comment period ended on May 16, 2012. The total comment period 
for the Draft EIS was 75 days. The BIA held a public hearing on the 
Draft EIS on March 26, 2012, in the City of Airway Heights.
    Directions for Submitting Comments: Please include your name, 
return address, and the caption: ``FEIS Comments, Spokane Tribe of 
Indians West Plains Development Project,'' on the first page of your 
written comments.
    Locations where the FEIS is Available for Review: The FEIS will be 
available for review at the BIA Spokane Agency Office located at Agency 
Square Road, Building 201, Wellpinit, Washington 99040; the Airway 
Heights Branch of the Spokane County Library District located at 1213 
South Lundstrom Street, Airway Heights, Washington 99001; and the 
Spokane Public Library located at 906 West Main Street, Spokane, 
Washington 99201. The FEIS is also available online at: http://www.westplainseis.com.
    To obtain a compact disk copy of the FEIS, please provide your name 
and address in writing or by voicemail to Dr. B.J. Howerton, 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
Northwest Regional Office. Contact information is listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Individual paper 
copies of the FEIS will be provided upon payment of applicable printing 
expenses by the requestor for the number of copies requested.
    Public Comment Availability: Comments, including names and 
addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the 
BIA mailing address shown in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, 
during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except holidays. Before including your address, telephone 
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 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 Sec. 1503.1 of 
the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 
through 1508) and Department of the Interior Regulations (43 CFR 
part 46), implementing the procedural requirements of the NEPA of 
l969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4371, et seq.), 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,
Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-02158 Filed 1-31-13; 8:45 am]
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