Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Arizona, 32720 [2017-14881]

Download as PDF 32720 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 135 / Monday, July 17, 2017 / Notices Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003. • Facsimile (fax): Fax your comments to (805) 644–3958. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Henry, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address or by calling (805) 677–3312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We have received an application from Laguna County Sanitation District (applicant), for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; Act). The applicant has agreed to follow all of the conditions in the habitat conservation plan for the project. The permit would authorize take of the Santa Barbara distinct population segment of the federally endangered California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) and the federally threatened California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii) incidental to otherwise lawful activities associated with the Laguna County Sanitation District Project Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP). We invite public comment on the application, the draft habitat conservation plan, draft low-effect screening form, and environmental action statement. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Background The Santa Barbara distinct population segment of the California tiger salamander was listed by the Service as endangered on September 21, 2000 (65 FR 57242). The California red-legged frog was listed by the Service as threatened on May 23, 1996 (61 FR 25813). Section 9 of the Act and its implementing regulations prohibit the ‘‘take’’ of fish or wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened. ‘‘Take’’ is defined under the Act to include the following activities: ‘‘[T]o harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct’’ (16 U.S.C. 1532); however, under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Act, we may issue permits to authorize incidental take of listed species. ‘‘Incidental take’’ is defined by the Act as take that is incidental to, and not the purpose of, carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Regulations governing incidental take permits for threatened and endangered species are in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR 17.32 and 17.22, respectively. Under the Act, protections for federally listed plants differ from the protections afforded to federally listed animals. Issuance of an incidental take permit also must not jeopardize the existence of federally VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:21 Jul 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 listed fish, wildlife, or plant species. All species included in the incidental take permit would receive assurances under our ‘‘No Surprises’’ regulations (50 CFR 17.22(b)(5) and 17.32(b)(5)). The applicant has applied for a permit for incidental take of the California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog. The potential taking would occur as a result of activities associated with the construction of the farm labor camp in suitable habitat for the covered species. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Our Preliminary Determination ACTION: The Service has made a preliminary determination that issuance of the permit is neither a major Federal action that will significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; NEPA), nor will it individually or cumulatively have more than a negligible effect on the species covered in the HCP. Therefore, the permit qualifies for a categorical exclusion under NEPA. Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit application, plan, and associated documents, you may submit comments by one of the methods in ADDRESSES. Public Availability of Comments 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. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: July 11, 2017. Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, Ventura, California. [FR Doc. 2017–14926 Filed 7–14–17; 8:45 am] [178A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of Arizona AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice. The Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona and State of Arizona negotiated an Agreement to Amend Compact between the Tohono O’odham Nation and the State of Arizona governing Class III gaming; this notice announces approval of the Agreement to Amend Compact. SUMMARY: DATES: This notice takes effect July 17, 2017. 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, including amendments, are subject to review and approval by the Secretary under 25 CFR 293.4. The Agreement to Amend Compact prohibits gaming in the Geographical Area with the exception of one gaming facility on the West Valley Trust Land, increases the number of Keno games to four within each of the Tribe’s facilities, and allows for the operation of an additional five poker tables within each gaming facility. The Agreement to Amend Compact is approved. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(A). 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

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


Indian Gaming; Approval of an Amendment to a Tribal-State Class 
III Gaming Compact in the State of Arizona

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona and State of Arizona 
negotiated an Agreement to Amend Compact between the Tohono O'odham 
Nation and the State of Arizona governing Class III gaming; this notice 
announces approval of the Agreement to Amend Compact.

DATES: This notice takes effect July 17, 2017.

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, including amendments, are subject to review and approval 
by the Secretary under 25 CFR 293.4. The Agreement to Amend Compact 
prohibits gaming in the Geographical Area with the exception of one 
gaming facility on the West Valley Trust Land, increases the number of 
Keno games to four within each of the Tribe's facilities, and allows 
for the operation of an additional five poker tables within each gaming 
facility. The Agreement to Amend Compact is approved. See 25 U.S.C. 
2710(d)(8)(A).

    Dated: July 7, 2017.
Michael S. Black,
Acting Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
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