Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California, 81352-81353 [2015-32739]

Download as PDF 81352 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices IX. Tour of the Louisville Manufactured Housing Show 2016. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dated: December 22, 2015. Teresa Baker Payne, Deputy Administrator, Office of Manufactured Housing Programs. [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, Sacramento County, California [FR Doc. 2015–32799 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts Taking Effect in the State of New Mexico AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. The Pueblo of Nambe and State of New Mexico entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming; this notice announces that the compact is taking effect. SUMMARY: The compact if effective on December 29, 2015. DATES: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) requires the Secretary of the Interior to publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts that are for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. See Public Law 100– 497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. All TribalState Class III compacts are subject to review and approval by the Secretary under 25 CFR 293.4. The Secretary took no action on the Pueblo of Nambe— State of New Mexico compact within 45 days of its submission. Therefore, the compact is considered to have been approved, but only to the extent the compact is consistent with IGRA. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C). asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 18, 2015. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–32741 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Dec 28, 2015 This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Wilton Rancheria (Tribe), City of Galt (City), Sacramento County (County), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA for the Wilton Rancheria fee-to-trust and casino project, Sacramento County, California. This notice announces that the DEIS is now available for public review and that a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the DEIS. DATES: Comments on the DEIS must arrive by February 12, 2016. The date of the public hearing will be announced at least 15 days in advance through a notice to be published in local newspapers (Galt Herald and Sacramento Bee) and online at http:// www.wiltoneis.com. SUMMARY: Jkt 238001 The DEIS is available for public review at the Galt Branch of the Sacramento Public Library, 1000 Caroline Ave., Galt, California 95632. You may mail or hand-deliver written comments to Ms. Amy Dutschke, Pacific Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. You may also submit comments through email to Mr. John Rydzik, Chief, Division of Environmental, Cultural Resource Management and Safety, Bureau of Indian Affairs, at john.rydzik@bia.gov. The location of the public hearing will be announced at least 15 days in advance through a notice to be published in local newspapers (Galt Herald and Sacramento Bee) and online at http://www.wiltoneis.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. John Rydzik, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825, (916) 978–6051, john.rydzik@bia.gov. Information is also available online at http://www.wiltoneis.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public review of the DEIS is part of the ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 administrative process for the evaluation of the Tribe’s application to BIA for the Federal trust acquisition of approximately 282 acres in Sacramento County, California. The Tribe proposes to construct a casino/hotel/resort on the property. A Notice of Intent (NOI) was published in the Sacramento Bee, the Galt Herald, and Federal Register on December 4, 2013. The BIA held a public scoping meeting for the project on December 19, 2013, at the Chabolla Community Center in Galt, California. Pursuant to Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations (40 CFR 1506.10), the publication of this Notice of Availability in the Federal Register initiates a 45-day public comment period on the DEIS. Background The Tribe has requested that BIA take into trust 282 acres of land (known as the Twin Cities site) currently held in fee, on which the Tribe proposed to construct a casino, hotel, parking area, and other ancillary facilities (Proposed Project). 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 Proposed Project would contain 110,260 square-feet (sf) of gaming floor area, a 12-story hotel with 302 guest rooms, a 360-seat buffet, 60-seat pool grill, other food and beverage providers, a 2,600 sf retail area, a fitness center, spa, and an approximately 48,000 sf convention center. Access to the Twin Cities site would be provided via an improved Mingo Road interchange on Highway 99. The following alternatives are considered in the DEIS: D Alternative A—Proposed Twin Cities Casino Resort D Alternative B—Reduced Twin Cities Casino D Alternative C—Retail on the Twin Cities Site D Alternative D—Casino Resort at Historic Rancheria Site D Alternative E—Reduced Intensity Casino at Historic Rancheria Site D Alternative F—Casino Resort at Mall Site D Alternative G—No Action Environmental issues addressed in the DEIS 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 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 29, 2015 / Notices materials, aesthetics, cumulative effects, and indirect and growth inducing effects. Directions for Submitting Comments: Please include your name, return address, and the caption: ‘‘DEIS Comments, Wilton Rancheria Fee-toTrust and Casino Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. If emailing comments, please use ‘‘DEIS Comments, Wilton Rancheria Fee-toTrust and Casino Project’’ as the subject of your email. Locations where the DEIS is Available for Review: The DEIS is available for review during regular business hours at the BIA Pacific Regional Office and the Galt Branch of the Sacramento Public Library at the addresses noted above in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The DEIS is also available online at http://www.wiltoneis.com. To obtain a compact disc copy of the DEIS, please provide your name and address in writing or by voicemail to Mr. John Rydzik, Bureau of Indian Affairs, at the address or phone number above in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES section of this notice. Individual paper copies of the DEIS 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 during regular business hours at the BIA mailing address shown in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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. Authority: This notice is published pursuant to Sec. 1503.1 of the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) and Sec. 46.305 of the 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: December 18, 2015. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–32739 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:17 Dec 28, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of reservation proclamation. AGENCY: This notice informs the public that the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 292.77 acres, more or less, an addition to the reservation of the Tonto Apache Indian Tribe of Arizona on December 21, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharlene Round Face, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Real Estate Services, 1849 C Street NW., MS–4642–MIB, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 208–3615. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs by part 209 of the Departmental Manual. A proclamation was issued according to the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 984; 25 U.S.C. 467), for the land described below. The land was proclaimed to be part of the Tonto Apache Indian Reservation of the Tonto Apache Tribe, Town of Payson, Gila County and State of Arizona. SUMMARY: Tonto Apache Indian Reservation Legal Description Containing 292.77 Acres, More or Less Parcel No. 1 Government Lots 4 and 6 and the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section 9; the Southwest quarter and the West half of the Southeast quarter of Section 10, all in Township 10 North, Range 10 East of the Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian, Gila County, Arizona, consisting of 272.77 acres, more or less; Parcel No. 2 A parcel of land being the East half of the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section 9, Township 10 North, Range 10 East of the Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian, Gila County, Arizona, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of the Northwest quarter of the Southeast PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81353 quarter being identical to A.P. No. 2 of Tract 37 of said Section 9; Thence South 00°02′36″ West, 1,323.57 feet to the Southeast corner of the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter being identical to A.P. No. 3 of Tract 37 of said Section 9; Thence North 89°50′15″ West, 659.35 feet to the Southwest corner of the East half of the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 9; Thence North 00°04′46″ West, 1,323.05 feet to the Northwest corner of the East half of the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of said Section 9; Thence South 89°53′00″ East, 658.51 feet to the true point of beginning, consisting of 20 acres, more or less. The above described lands contain a total of 292.77 acres, more or less, which are subject to all valid rights, reservations, rights-of-way, and easements of record. This proclamation does not affect title to the lands described above, nor does it affect any valid existing easements for public roads, highways, public utilities, railroads, and pipelines or any other valid easements or rights-of-way or reservations of record. Dated: December 17, 2015. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–32740 Filed 12–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [133D5670LC DLCAP0000.000000 DS10100000 DX.10129; OMB Control Number 1093–0007] Proposed Renewal of Information Collection; Tribal Expression of Interest to the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations Office of the Secretary, Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comments on the provisions thereof. SUMMARY: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 29, 2016 DATES: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900]


Draft 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 of Availability.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Wilton Rancheria (Tribe), City 
of Galt (City), Sacramento County (County), and the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, 
intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the 
EPA for the Wilton Rancheria fee-to-trust and casino project, 
Sacramento County, California. This notice announces that the DEIS is 
now available for public review and that a public hearing will be held 
to receive comments on the DEIS.

DATES: Comments on the DEIS must arrive by February 12, 2016. The date 
of the public hearing will be announced at least 15 days in advance 
through a notice to be published in local newspapers (Galt Herald and 
Sacramento Bee) and online at http://www.wiltoneis.com.

ADDRESSES: The DEIS is available for public review at the Galt Branch 
of the Sacramento Public Library, 1000 Caroline Ave., Galt, California 
95632. You may mail or hand-deliver written comments to Ms. Amy 
Dutschke, Pacific Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 2800 
Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. You may also submit comments 
through email to Mr. John Rydzik, Chief, Division of Environmental, 
Cultural Resource Management and Safety, Bureau of Indian Affairs, at 
john.rydzik@bia.gov.
    The location of the public hearing will be announced at least 15 
days in advance through a notice to be published in local newspapers 
(Galt Herald and Sacramento Bee) and online at http://www.wiltoneis.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. John Rydzik, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, 
California 95825, (916) 978-6051, john.rydzik@bia.gov. Information is 
also available online at http://www.wiltoneis.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public review of the DEIS is part of the 
administrative process for the evaluation of the Tribe's application to 
BIA for the Federal trust acquisition of approximately 282 acres in 
Sacramento County, California. The Tribe proposes to construct a 
casino/hotel/resort on the property. A Notice of Intent (NOI) was 
published in the Sacramento Bee, the Galt Herald, and Federal Register 
on December 4, 2013. The BIA held a public scoping meeting for the 
project on December 19, 2013, at the Chabolla Community Center in Galt, 
California. Pursuant to Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations (40 CFR 1506.10), the 
publication of this Notice of Availability in the Federal Register 
initiates a 45-day public comment period on the DEIS.

Background

    The Tribe has requested that BIA take into trust 282 acres of land 
(known as the Twin Cities site) currently held in fee, on which the 
Tribe proposed to construct a casino, hotel, parking area, and other 
ancillary facilities (Proposed Project). 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 
Proposed Project would contain 110,260 square-feet (sf) of gaming floor 
area, a 12-story hotel with 302 guest rooms, a 360-seat buffet, 60-seat 
pool grill, other food and beverage providers, a 2,600 sf retail area, 
a fitness center, spa, and an approximately 48,000 sf convention 
center. Access to the Twin Cities site would be provided via an 
improved Mingo Road interchange on Highway 99. The following 
alternatives are considered in the DEIS:

[ssquf] Alternative A--Proposed Twin Cities Casino Resort
[ssquf] Alternative B--Reduced Twin Cities Casino
[ssquf] Alternative C--Retail on the Twin Cities Site
[ssquf] Alternative D--Casino Resort at Historic Rancheria Site
[ssquf] Alternative E--Reduced Intensity Casino at Historic Rancheria 
Site
[ssquf] Alternative F--Casino Resort at Mall Site
[ssquf] Alternative G--No Action

    Environmental issues addressed in the DEIS 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

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materials, aesthetics, cumulative effects, and indirect and growth 
inducing effects.
    Directions for Submitting Comments: Please include your name, 
return address, and the caption: ``DEIS Comments, Wilton Rancheria Fee-
to-Trust and Casino Project,'' on the first page of your written 
comments. If emailing comments, please use ``DEIS Comments, Wilton 
Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project'' as the subject of your 
email.
    Locations where the DEIS is Available for Review: The DEIS is 
available for review during regular business hours at the BIA Pacific 
Regional Office and the Galt Branch of the Sacramento Public Library at 
the addresses noted above in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The 
DEIS is also available online at http://www.wiltoneis.com. To obtain a 
compact disc copy of the DEIS, please provide your name and address in 
writing or by voicemail to Mr. John Rydzik, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
at the address or phone number above in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section of this notice. Individual paper copies of the DEIS 
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 during 
regular business hours at the BIA mailing address shown in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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.

    Authority: This notice is published pursuant to Sec. 1503.1 of 
the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 
through 1508) and Sec. 46.305 of the 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: December 18, 2015.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-32739 Filed 12-28-15; 8:45 am]
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