Indian Gaming, 68910-68911 [2014-27377]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68910 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices transmission-level voltage at 138 or 230kV, an operations and maintenance building, and other related facilities. A short single overhead 138 or 230 kV generation-tie transmission line would connect the solar project to the adjacent Northwest Substation. Construction of the Project is expected to take approximately 12 to 15 months. First Solar is expected to operate the energy facility for 30 years, with two options to renew the lease for an additional 10 years, if mutually acceptable to the Tribe and First Solar. The Project is expected to be built in one phase of up to 100 MW, per the demand of potential off-takers or utilities. During construction, the PV panels will be placed on top of fixed-tilt and/or single-axis tracking mounting systems that are set on steel posts embedded in the ground. Other foundation design techniques may be used depending on the site topography and conditions. No water will be used to generate electricity during operations. Water will be needed during construction for dust control and a minimal amount will be needed during operations for administrative and sanitary water use on-site. The water supply required for the Project would be leased from the Tribe and the EIS will consider the impacts of alternative sources and delivery methods. The purposes of the proposed actions are to: (1) Help to provide long-term, diverse, and viable economic revenue base and job opportunities for the Tribe; (2) help Nevada and neighboring States to meet their State renewable energy needs; and (3) allow the Tribe, in partnership with First Solar, to optimize the use of the lease site while maximizing the potential economic benefit to the Tribe. The BIA will prepare the EIS in cooperation with the Tribe, BLM, and possibly the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Defense (DOD). In addition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will provide input on the analysis. The resulting EIS will aim to: (1) Provide agency decision makers, the Tribe, and the general public with a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of the proposed Project and alternatives on the Reservation; (2) describe the cumulative impacts of increased development on the Reservation; and (3) identify and propose mitigation measures that would minimize or prevent significant adverse impacts. Consistent with these objectives, the EIS will analyze the proposed Project and appurtenant features, viable alternatives including VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 other interconnection options, modified footprint alternatives, alternate routing for Project ROWs, and the No Action alternative. Other alternatives may be identified in response to issues raised during the scoping process. The EIS will provide a framework for BIA and BLM to make determinations and to decide whether to take the aforementioned Federal actions. In addition, BIA will use and coordinate the NEPA commenting process to satisfy its obligations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (16 U.S.C. 470f) as provided for in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). Tribal consultations will be conducted in accordance with policy and tribal concerns will be given due consideration, including impacts on Indian trust assets. Other Federal agencies may rely on the EIS to make decisions under their authority and the Tribe may also use the EIS to make decisions. The USFWS will review the EIS for consistency with the Endangered Species Act, as amended, and other implementing acts, and may rely on the EIS to support its decisions and opinions regarding the Project’s impact on federally listed species. Issues to be covered during the scoping process may include, but would not be limited to, Project impacts on air quality, geology and soils, surface and groundwater resources, biological resources, threatened and endangered species, cultural resources, socioeconomic conditions, land use, aesthetics, environmental justice, and Indian trust resources. In addition to those already identified above, other Federal, State, and local agencies, along with other stakeholders that may be interested or affected by the BIA’s decision on the proposed Project, are invited to participate in the scoping process. Submission of Public Comments Please include your name, return address, and the caption ‘‘EIS, Snow Mountain Solar Project,’’ on the first page of any written comments. You may also submit comments at the public scoping meeting. A public scoping meeting will be held on the Reservation to further describe the Project and identify potential issues and alternatives to be considered in the EIS. The date of the public scoping meeting will be included in notices to be posted in the Las Vegas Sun and Las Vegas Review-Journal at least 15 days before the meeting. Public Comment Availability Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available for public review at the mailing 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. Authority This notice is published in accordance with 40 CFR 1501.7 of the Council of Environmental Quality regulations and 43 CFR 46.235 of the Department of the Interior Regulations implementing the procedural requirements of the NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and in accordance with the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by part 209 of the Department Manual. Dated: November 10, 2014. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–27379 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5B711.IA000815] Indian Gaming Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact taking effect. AGENCY: This notice publishes the Class III Gaming Compact between the Karuk Tribe and the State of California taking effect. DATES: Effective Date: November 19, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, 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 (IGRA), Public Law 100– 497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., 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 Compact between the State of California and the Karuk Tribe allows for one gaming facility and authorizes the Tribe to operate up to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices 1500 gaming devices, any banking or percentage card games, and any devices or games authorized under State law to the State lottery. The Tribe will make revenue sharing payments for operating more than 350 gaming devices. Finally, the term of the compact is until December 31, 2034. The Secretary took no action on the Compact within 45 days of its submission by the Tribe and the State. Therefore, the compact is considered to have been approved, but only to the extent that the Compact is consistent with IGRA. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C). Dated: November 12, 2014. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–27377 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4N–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–AKR–CAKR–KOVA–WRST–17030; PPAKAKROR4; PPMPRLE1Y.LS0000] Cape Krusenstern National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), Kobuk Valley National Park SRC, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC; Meeting National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Meeting Notice. AGENCY: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 1–16), the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Cape Krusenstern National Monument Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC), Kobuk Valley National Park SRC, and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC will hold meetings to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations, and other related regulatory proposals and resource management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3118), Title VIII. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC Meeting/Teleconference Dates and Location: The Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC will meet/ teleconference from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until business is completed on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, and Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue, AK. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 Teleconference participants must call the Cape Krusenstern National Monument office at (907) 442–3890 by December 1, 2014, prior to the meeting to receive teleconference passcode information. Kobuk Valley National Park SRC Meeting/Teleconference Dates and Location: The Kobuk Valley National Park SRC will meet/ teleconference from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until business is completed on Thursday, December 4, 2014, and Friday, December 5, 2014, at the Northwest Arctic Heritage Center in Kotzebue, AK. The teleconference will be open to the public. Teleconference participants must call Kobuk Valley National Park office at (907) 442–3890 by December 2, 2014, prior to the meeting to receive teleconference passcode information. For more detailed information regarding the Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC or Kobuk Valley National Park SRC meetings, or if you are interested in applying for SRC membership, contact Frank Hays, Designated Federal Official and Superintendent, at (907) 442–3890, email frank_hays@nps.gov, or Ken Adkisson, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 443–2522, email ken_adkisson@nps.gov, or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 644–3603, email clarence_summers@nps.gov. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC Meeting/Teleconference Date and Location: The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC will meet/ teleconference from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or until business is completed on Monday, December 1, 2014, at the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve office in Copper Center, AK. Teleconference participants must call Wrangell-St. Elias National Park office at (907) 822–7236 or (907) 822–5234 by November 25, 2014, prior to the meeting to receive teleconference passcode information. For more detailed information regarding the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC meeting/ teleconference, or if you are interested in applying for SRC membership, contact Rick Obernesser, Designated Federal Official and Superintendent, at (907) 822–3182, email rick_obernesser@ nps.gov, or Barbara Cellarius, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 822–7236, email barbara_cellarius@nps.gov, or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 644–3603, email clarence_summers@nps.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68911 Proposed Meeting Agenda The agenda may change to accommodate SRC business. The proposed meeting agenda for each meeting includes the following: 1. Call to Order—Confirm Quorum 2. Welcome and Introduction 3. Review and Adoption of Agenda 4. Approval of Minutes 5. Superintendent’s Welcome and Review of the Commission Purpose 6. Commission Membership Status 7. SRC Chair and Members’ Reports 8. Superintendent’s Report—NPS 9. Old Business 10. New Business 11. Federal Subsistence Board Update 12. Alaska Boards of Fish and Game Update 13. National Park Service Reports a. Ranger Update b. Resource Management Update c. Subsistence Manager’s Report 14. Public and Other Agency Comments 15. Work Session 16. Set Tentative Date and Location for Next SRC Meeting 17. Adjourn Meeting SRC meeting locations and dates may change based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. If the meeting date and location are changed, the Superintendent will issue a press release and use local newspapers and radio stations to announce the rescheduled meeting. These meetings are open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. The meetings will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. 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 may 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 13, 2014. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–27334 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EE–P E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 223 (Wednesday, November 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68910-68911]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27377]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[DR.5B711.IA000815]


Indian Gaming

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact taking effect.

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SUMMARY: This notice publishes the Class III Gaming Compact between the 
Karuk Tribe and the State of California taking effect.

DATES: Effective Date: November 19, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, 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 (IGRA), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., 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 Compact between the State of 
California and the Karuk Tribe allows for one gaming facility and 
authorizes the Tribe to operate up to

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1500 gaming devices, any banking or percentage card games, and any 
devices or games authorized under State law to the State lottery. The 
Tribe will make revenue sharing payments for operating more than 350 
gaming devices. Finally, the term of the compact is until December 31, 
2034. The Secretary took no action on the Compact within 45 days of its 
submission by the Tribe and the State. Therefore, the compact is 
considered to have been approved, but only to the extent that the 
Compact is consistent with IGRA. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C).

    Dated: November 12, 2014.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2014-27377 Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
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