Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California, 72928-72929 [2013-29009]

Download as PDF 72928 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2013 / Notices and other areas where eagles are present to be sacred sites addressed in the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 (42 U.S.C. 1996). The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that could influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EIS and related compliance efforts. The final range of reasonable alternatives and mitigation to be analyzed in the draft EIS will be determined in part by the comments received during the scoping process. V. Public Comment Procedures Request for Comments In accordance with the CEQ’s regulations for implementing NEPA and the DOI’s NEPA regulations, the Service solicits public comments on the scope of the draft EIS, including alternatives, mitigation, cumulative impacts that should be considered, and issues that the draft EIS should address. We request data, comments, new information, or suggestions from the public, other concerned governmental agencies, the scientific community, Tribes, industry, or other interested parties on this notice. Timely comments will be considered by the Service in developing a draft EIS. Written comments, including email comments, should be sent to the Service at the addresses given in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Comments should be specific and pertain only to the issues relating to the proposals. The Service will include all comments in the administrative record. If you would like to be placed on the mailing list to receive future information, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above. If you require reasonable accommodation to attend one of the meetings, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least one week before the meeting. EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Availability of Comments The Service will make comments, including name of respondent, address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information, available for public review during normal business hours. 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—will be publicly available. While you can ask VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be available for public review to the extent consistent with applicable law. VI. Authorities This notice is published in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA, 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; and the Department of the Interior’s NEPA regulations, 43 CFR part 46. David McGillivary, Acting Assistant Regional Director— Migratory Birds, Mountain-Prairie Region, Denver, Colorado. [FR Doc. 2013–29005 Filed 12–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [AAK6006201 134A2100DD AOR3B3030.999900] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-toTrust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California 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 Wilton Rancheria’s (Tribe) application requesting that the United States acquire land in trust in Sacramento County, California, for the construction and operation of a gaming facility. DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS must arrive by January 6, 2014. The public scoping meeting will be held on December 19, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., or until the last public comment is received. ADDRESSES: You may mail or handdeliver written comments to Amy Dutschke, Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Please include your name, return SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 address, and ‘‘NOI Comments, Wilton Rancheria Project’’ on the first page of your written comments. The scoping meeting will be held at the Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Ave., Galt, California 95632. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, Chief, Division of Environmental, Cultural Resource Management and Safety, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, Room W–2820, California 95825, telephone (916) 978–6051, email john.rydzik@ bia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribe has sumitted an application to the Department requesting the placement of approximately 282 acres of fee land in trust by the United States upon which the Tribe would construct a gaming facility. Accordingly, the proposed action for the Department is the acquisition requested by the Tribe. The proposed fee-to-trust property is located within the City of Galt Sphere of Influence Area in unincorporated Sacramento County, California, north of Twin Cities Road between State Highway 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The Sacramento County Assessor’s parcel numbers (APNs) for the site are 148–0010–018, 148–0041– 009, 148–0041–006, 148–0041–004, 148–0041–001, 148–0031–007, and 148– 0010–060. The purpose of the proposed action is to improve the economic status of the Tribal government so it can better provide housing, health care, education, cultural programs, and other services to its members. The proposed action encompasses the various Federal approvals which may be required to implement the Tribe’s proposed economic development project, including approval of the Tribe’s fee-to-trust application. The EIS will identify and evaluate issues related to these approvals, and will also evaluate a range of reasonable alternatives. Areas of environmental concern identified for analysis in the EIS include land resources; water resources; air quality; noise; biological resources; cultural/historical/archaeological resources; resource use patterns; traffic and transportation; public health and safety; hazardous materials and hazardous wastes; public services and utilities; socioeconomics; environmental justice; visual resources/aesthetics; and cumulative, indirect, and growthinducing effects. The range of issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EIS may be expanded or reduced based on comments received in response to this notice and at the public scoping E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2013 / Notices meeting. 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. 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, 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 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. 4321–4345 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. opportunity to review the Proposed NOS. The Proposed NOS sets forth the proposed terms and conditions of the sale, including minimum bids, royalty rates, and rental rates. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Affected States may comment on the size, timing, and location of proposed EPA Sale 225 within 60 days following their receipt of the Proposed NOS. The Final NOS will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days prior to the date of bid opening. Bid opening currently is scheduled for March 19, 2014. TIME AND DATE: DATES: The Proposed NOS for EPA Sale 225 and a ‘‘Proposed Notice of Sale Package’’ containing information essential to potential bidders may be obtained from the Public Information Unit, Gulf of Mexico Region, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394. Telephone: (504) 736– 2519. Agency Contact: Julie Conklin, Sale Coordination Branch Chief, Julie.Conklin@boem.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sunshine Act Meeting EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013. TIME AND DATE: U.S. Parole Commission, 90 K Street NE., 3rd Floor, Washington, DC. PLACE: STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Determination on four original jurisdiction cases. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: BOEM announces the availability of the Proposed NOS for proposed EPA Sale 225. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 556.29(c) as a matter of information to the public. With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS Lands Act, provides affected States the SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4410–31–P Patricia W. Moore, Staff Assistant to the Chairman, U.S. Parole Commission, 90 K Street NE., 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20530, (202) 346–7001. Dated: December 2, 2013. J. Patricia W. Smoot, Acting General Counsel, U.S. Parole Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–29064 Filed 12–2–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4410–31–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Secretary, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Department of Labor. ACTION: Meeting notice. Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiation and Trade Policy. Date, Time, Place: December 16, 2013; 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary’s Conference Room, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Purpose: The meeting will include a review and discussion of current issues which influence U.S. trade policy. Potential U.S. negotiating objectives and bargaining positions in current and anticipated trade negotiations will be discussed. Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2155(f)(2)(A), it has been determined that the meeting will be concerned with matters the disclosure of which would seriously compromise the Government’s negotiating objectives or bargaining positions. Therefore, the meeting is exempt from the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of sections 10 and 11 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (relating to open meetings, public notice, public participation, and public availability of SUMMARY: Parole Commission Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of EPA Sale 225. [FR Doc. 2013–29063 Filed 12–2–13; 4:15 pm] AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AGENCY: Dated: December 2, 2013. J. Patricia W. Smoot, Acting General Counsel, U.S. Parole Commission. Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P Notice of Availability of the Proposed Notice of Sale (NOS) for Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (EPA) Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 225 (EPA Sale 225) 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013. PLACE: U.S. Parole Commission, 90 K Street NE., 3rd Floor, Washington, DC. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Approval of August 8, 2013 minutes; reports from the Chairman, the Commissioners, and senior staff; Short Intervention For Success Program; Proposed Rulemaking Revising Conditions of Release update. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Patricia W. Moore, Staff Assistant to the Chairman, U.S. Parole Commission, 90 K Street NE., 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20530, (202) 346–7001. [FR Doc. 2013–28934 Filed 12–3–13; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2013–29009 Filed 12–3–13; 8:45 am] [MMAA 104000] Sunshine Act Meeting DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Parole Commission Dated: November 15, 2013. Tommy P. Beaudreau, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Dated: November 26, 2013. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 72929 E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[AAK6006201 134A2100DD AOR3B3030.999900]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, 
Sacramento County, California

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 Wilton Rancheria's (Tribe) application requesting that the 
United States acquire land in trust in Sacramento County, California, 
for the construction and operation of a gaming facility.

DATES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS must arrive by January 
6, 2014. The public scoping meeting will be held on December 19, 2013, 
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., or until the last public comment is received.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand-deliver written comments to Amy 
Dutschke, Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, 
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. Please include your 
name, return address, and ``NOI Comments, Wilton Rancheria Project'' on 
the first page of your written comments. The scoping meeting will be 
held at the Chabolla Community Center, 600 Chabolla Ave., Galt, 
California 95632.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, Chief, Division of 
Environmental, Cultural Resource Management and Safety, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, 
Room W-2820, California 95825, telephone (916) 978-6051, email 
john.rydzik@bia.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribe has sumitted an application to the 
Department requesting the placement of approximately 282 acres of fee 
land in trust by the United States upon which the Tribe would construct 
a gaming facility. Accordingly, the proposed action for the Department 
is the acquisition requested by the Tribe. The proposed fee-to-trust 
property is located within the City of Galt Sphere of Influence Area in 
unincorporated Sacramento County, California, north of Twin Cities Road 
between State Highway 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The 
Sacramento County Assessor's parcel numbers (APNs) for the site are 
148-0010-018, 148-0041-009, 148-0041-006, 148-0041-004, 148-0041-001, 
148-0031-007, and 148-0010-060. The purpose of the proposed action is 
to improve the economic status of the Tribal government so it can 
better provide housing, health care, education, cultural programs, and 
other services to its members.
    The proposed action encompasses the various Federal approvals which 
may be required to implement the Tribe's proposed economic development 
project, including approval of the Tribe's fee-to-trust application. 
The EIS will identify and evaluate issues related to these approvals, 
and will also evaluate a range of reasonable alternatives.
    Areas of environmental concern identified for analysis in the EIS 
include land resources; water resources; air quality; noise; biological 
resources; cultural/historical/archaeological resources; resource use 
patterns; traffic and transportation; public health and safety; 
hazardous materials and hazardous wastes; public services and 
utilities; socioeconomics; environmental justice; visual resources/
aesthetics; and cumulative, indirect, and growth-inducing effects. The 
range of issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EIS may be 
expanded or reduced based on comments received in response to this 
notice and at the public scoping

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meeting. 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.
    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, 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 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. 4321-4345 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: November 26, 2013.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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