Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Ho-Chunk Nation Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin, 56096-56097 [2018-24598]

Download as PDF 56096 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 218 / Friday, November 9, 2018 / Notices recipients on program requirements. ONAP’s Notice of Funding Availability for training and technical assistance services includes the requirement for the contractor(s) to use an OMBapproved evaluation form at all ONAPsponsored events. At the end of each Information collection Number of respondents Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response HUD–5879 is a one-page survey instrument and does not collect any personally identifiable information, including a participant’s name. Respondents (i.e. affected public): PHA leadership and staff. Total burden hours Hourly cost per responses Annual cost HUD–5879 ................... 40.00 200.00 8,000.00 0.2 1,600.00 $36.00 $57,600.00 Total ...................... 40.00 200.00 8,000.00 0.2 1,600.00 36.00 57,600.00 B. 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AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Nov 08, 2018 Jkt 247001 This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the City of Beloit, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Ho-Chunk Nation (Nation), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the EPA in connection with the Nation’s application for acquisition in trust by the United States of approximately 33 acres for gaming and other purposes to be located in the City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. This notice also 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: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive within 45 days after EPA publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The date and location of the public hearing on the DEIS will be announced at least 15 days in advance through a notice to be published in local newspapers (The Daily News, The Janesville Gazette, and The Rockford Register Star) and online at: http://www.ho-chunkbeloiteis.com. ADDRESSES: You may mail or handdeliver written comments to the Midwest Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region, Norman Pointe II, Building, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55347. Please include your name, return address, and the caption: ‘‘DEIS Comments, Ho-Chunk Nation Fee-toTrust and Casino Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for addresses where the DEIS is available for review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Timothy Guyah, Archaeologist, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region, Norman Pointe II Building, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55347; phone: (612) 725–4512; email: timothy.guyah@ bia.gov. Information is also available SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 online at: http://www.hochunkbeloiteis.com. Public review of the DEIS is part of the administrative process for the evaluation of the Tribe’s application for the acquisition in trust of approximately 33 acres in the City of Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. The Nation proposes to develop a casino, hotel, parking, and supporting facilities. A Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on November 26, 2012, and in The Daily News, The Janesville Gazette, and The Rockford Register Star. The BIA held a public scoping meeting for the proposed project on December 13, 2012, at Aldrich Middle School, 1859 Northgate Drive, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511. Background: The proposed project consists of the following components: (1) The Department’s transfer of the approximately 33-acre fee property into trust status; (2) issuance of a determination by the Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.; and (3) the Nation’s proposed development of the trust parcel and its adjacent fee land, totaling approximately 73.5 acres. The proposed casino-hotel resort would include a hotel, convention center, outdoor amphitheater, several restaurant facilities, retail buildings, and parking facilities. Access to the project site would be provided via three driveways; one along Willowbrook Road and two along Colley Road. The following alternatives are considered in the DEIS: (1) Proposed Project; (2) Reduced Casino and Commercial Development; (3) Retail Development; and (4) No Action/No Development. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 218 / Friday, November 9, 2018 / Notices services, noise, hazardous materials, aesthetics, cumulative effects, and indirect and growth-inducing effects. Locations where the DEIS is available for review: The DEIS will be available for review at the Beloit Public Library located at 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, Wisconsin 53511, and online at http:// www.ho-chunkbeloiteis.com. To obtain a compact disk copy of the DEIS, please provide your name and address in writing to Timothy Guyah, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Regional Office. Contact information is listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Individual paper copies of the DEIS will be provided only 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 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, 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 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 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: November 6, 2018. Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. 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ADDRESSES: Sealed bids must be received at the BLM Alaska State Office, ATTN: Carol Taylor (AK932); 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. You may see the Detailed Statement of Sale from the BLM Alaska website at https://www.blm.gov/alaska, or request a copy from the BLM Alaska Public Information Center (Public Room), 222 West 7th Avenue, #13; Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504; 907– 271–5960. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Svejnoha, telephone 907–271– 4407. People who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The December 2018 NPR–A Oil and Gas Lease Sale will include 254 tracts (approximately 2.85 million acres) available for leasing under the NPR–A Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision (ROD) finalized in February 2013. The opening and reading of the bids for the 2018 NPR–A lease sale will be available via video livestreaming at http://www.blm.gov/live. The Detailed Statement of Sale will include a description of the areas the BLM is offering for lease, as well as the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56097 lease terms, conditions, special stipulations, required operating procedures, and directions about how to submit bids. If you plan to submit a bid(s), please note that all bids must be sealed in accordance with the provisions identified in the Detailed Statement of Sale. The United States reserves the right to withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written acceptance of a bid. Authority: 43 CFR 3131.4–1 and 42 U.S.C. 6506a. Ted A. Murphy, Acting State Director, Alaska. [FR Doc. 2018–24586 Filed 11–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNMA02000.L51010000.ER0000.17X LVRWG17G1360; NMNM 136976] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement for the Borderlands Wind Project in Catron County, New Mexico; and Notice of Public Lands Segregation Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Socorro Field Office will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which includes a potential Plan Amendment to the 2010 Socorro Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP) for a proposed commercial wind energy project located on public lands in Catron County, New Mexico. Publication of this Notice initiates the scoping process and opens a 30-day public comment period to solicit public comments and identify issues. Publication of this Notice also serves to segregate the public lands from appropriation under the public land laws, including location under the Mining Law, but not the Mineral Leasing Act or the Materials Act, subject to valid existing rights. This Notice initiates the public scoping process and the public lands segregation. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[189A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900]


Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
for the Ho-Chunk Nation Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project, City of 
Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin

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 City of Beloit, Wisconsin 
Department of Transportation, Ho-Chunk Nation (Nation), and the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serving as cooperating agencies, 
intends to file a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with the 
EPA in connection with the Nation's application for acquisition in 
trust by the United States of approximately 33 acres for gaming and 
other purposes to be located in the City of Beloit, Rock County, 
Wisconsin. This notice also 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: Written comments on the DEIS must arrive within 45 days after 
EPA publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The 
date and location of the public hearing on the DEIS will be announced 
at least 15 days in advance through a notice to be published in local 
newspapers (The Daily News, The Janesville Gazette, and The Rockford 
Register Star) and online at: http://www.ho-chunkbeloiteis.com.

ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand-deliver written comments to the Midwest 
Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region, Norman 
Pointe II, Building, 5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, 
Bloomington, MN 55347. Please include your name, return address, and 
the caption: ``DEIS Comments, Ho-Chunk Nation Fee-to-Trust and Casino 
Project,'' on the first page of your written comments. See the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for addresses where 
the DEIS is available for review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Timothy Guyah, Archaeologist, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Midwest Region, Norman Pointe II Building, 
5600 West American Boulevard, Suite 500, Bloomington, MN 55347; phone: 
(612) 725-4512; email: [email protected]. Information is also 
available online at: http://www.ho-chunkbeloiteis.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public review of the DEIS is part of the 
administrative process for the evaluation of the Tribe's application 
for the acquisition in trust of approximately 33 acres in the City of 
Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. The Nation proposes to develop a 
casino, hotel, parking, and supporting facilities. A Notice of Intent 
to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on November 26, 
2012, and in The Daily News, The Janesville Gazette, and The Rockford 
Register Star. The BIA held a public scoping meeting for the proposed 
project on December 13, 2012, at Aldrich Middle School, 1859 Northgate 
Drive, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511.
    Background: The proposed project consists of the following 
components: (1) The Department's transfer of the approximately 33-acre 
fee property into trust status; (2) issuance of a determination by the 
Secretary of the Interior pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 
25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.; and (3) the Nation's proposed development of 
the trust parcel and its adjacent fee land, totaling approximately 73.5 
acres. The proposed casino-hotel resort would include a hotel, 
convention center, outdoor amphitheater, several restaurant facilities, 
retail buildings, and parking facilities. Access to the project site 
would be provided via three driveways; one along Willowbrook Road and 
two along Colley Road.
    The following alternatives are considered in the DEIS: (1) Proposed 
Project; (2) Reduced Casino and Commercial Development; (3) Retail 
Development; and (4) No Action/No Development. Environmental issues 
addressed in the DEIS include geology and soils, water resources, air 
quality, biological resources, cultural and paleontological resources, 
socio-economic conditions (including environmental justice), 
transportation and circulation, land use, public

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services, noise, hazardous materials, aesthetics, cumulative effects, 
and indirect and growth-inducing effects.
    Locations where the DEIS is available for review: The DEIS will be 
available for review at the Beloit Public Library located at 605 
Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, Wisconsin 53511, and online at http://www.ho-chunkbeloiteis.com. To obtain a compact disk copy of the DEIS, please 
provide your name and address in writing to Timothy Guyah, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Midwest Regional Office. Contact information is listed 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. 
Individual paper copies of the DEIS will be provided only 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 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, 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 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 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: November 6, 2018.
Tara Sweeney,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2018-24598 Filed 11-8-18; 8:45 am]
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