Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California, 76960 [2016-26670]

Download as PDF 76960 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2016 / Notices Bureau of Indian Affairs [178A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of California Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The State of California and the Pala Band of Mission Indians entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming. This notice announces that the compact is taking effect. DATES: The effective date of the compact is November 4, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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). SUMMARY: Dated: October 28, 2016. Lawrence S. Roberts, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–26670 Filed 11–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [NPS–MWR–KNRI–21917; 16XP103905– PPWODESCP1–PMP00UP05.YP0000– PX.PD171326E.00.1] Notice of Availability of the Draft Archeological Resources Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement, Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, North Dakota National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Nov 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Draft Archeological Resources Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Knife River Indian Village National Historic Site (Park), North Dakota. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or transmitted not later than January 3, 2017. ADDRESSES: A limited number of hardcopies of the Draft EIS may be picked up in-person or may be obtained by making a request in writing to Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, P.O. Box 9, Stanton, North Dakota 58571. The document is also available on the internet at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment Web site at: https://Parkplanning.nps.gov/ projectHome.cfm?projectID=34314 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Superintendent Craig Hansen can be reached at the address above, by telephone at (701) 745–3741 (ext. 209), or via email at craig_hansen@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This process has been conducted pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the regulations of the Department of the Interior (43 CFR part 46). The purpose of the plan is to provide a management framework for proactive, sustainable archeological resource protection at the Park for the next 30 years. The NPS has identified four major threats to archeological resources. While riverbank erosion is the most visible and documented threat to archeological resources, additional impacts occur from pocket gopher activity, vegetation encroachment, and location of Park infrastructure. Riverbank erosion has been an ongoing problem since the Park was created and this ongoing impact has the greatest adverse effect to archeological resources. Over the past few decades village remnants and archeological sites adjacent to the Knife River have experienced measurable erosion. In addition, Northern pocket gophers affect archeological sites by displacing soil and artifacts from chronologically stratified deposits. Also, the encroachment of woody and overgrown vegetation into archeological sites causes multiple issues for archeological sites. Root growth results in displacement of chronological layers, similar to that of pocket gophers. The maintenance facility for the Park is a visual intrusion in the cultural landscape, particularly for the Big Hidatsa site, a designated National Historic Landmark. The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Office SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (SHPO) and the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation (MHA Nation) Tribal Historic Preservation Office have recommended that the facility be relocated to remove this visual impact from the site. In addition, the maintenance facility is located near burial sites and areas considered sacred by the tribes traditionally associated with the resources present in the Park. Finally, the location of the Museum Collection Storage Facility, in the basement of the Visitor’s Center, has had water infiltration issues. A final goal of this plan is to develop a remedy for this problem, or the storage facility will need to be replaced. Range of Alternatives Considered: The alternatives analyzed in the Draft EIS are summarized below. Alternative 1: No-Action Alternative: Under the no-action alternative, management of archeological resources at the Park would continue as currently implemented. Management would respond to archeological resource threats but without the benefit of site prioritization and a proactive adaptive management framework. Under the no-action alternative, existing Park infrastructure would remain in place. Repairs to the existing visitor center to address water infiltration issues would occur. Ongoing riverbank erosion, pocket gopher control, and vegetation encroachment management activities would continue. Elements Common to All Action Alternatives: Under both action alternatives, archeological resources management at the Park would be executed within an adaptive management framework. This framework would be used to address riverbank erosion, gopher control, and woody vegetation encroachment. The project team developed a process to prioritize archeological sites based on the importance of the resource and the level of risk of loss of the resource to inform management decisions. The NPS has developed indicators and standards for managing the archeological resources based on the Park’s purpose, significance, objectives, and desired conditions. These indicators and standards will serve as a tool to monitor and evaluate the adaptive management actions. Alternative 2: Relocate Facilities in the Park: Under alternative 2, archeological resources would be managed under the adaptive management framework described above. Under this alternative, the maintenance facility would be moved to another location in the Park and the existing maintenance buildings would be removed. E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[178A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G]


Indian Gaming; Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking 
Effect in the State of California

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State of California and the Pala Band of Mission Indians 
entered into a Tribal-State compact governing Class III gaming. This 
notice announces that the compact is taking effect.

DATES: The effective date of the compact is November 4, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming, Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, 
Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Tribal-State Class 
III compacts are subject to review and approval by the Secretary under 
25 CFR 293.4. The Secretary took no action on the 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).

    Dated: October 28, 2016.
Lawrence S. Roberts,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-26670 Filed 11-3-16; 8:45 am]
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