Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Coquille Indian Tribe Fee-To-Trust and Gaming Facility Project, City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon, 55026-55027 [2020-19503]

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[FR Doc. 2020–19502 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [201D0102DR/DS5A300000/ DR.5A311.IA000118] Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Coquille Indian Tribe Fee-ToTrust and Gaming Facility Project, City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of cancellation. AGENCY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announces that it has discontinued preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Coquille Indian Tribe’s (Tribe) application for the proposed conveyance of 2.4-acres of land into trust and development of a gaming facility in the City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon. The Proposed Action included (1) conveyance of the Medford Site into trust by the BIA, and (2) conversion of an existing bowling alley on the Medford Site into a gaming facility by the Tribe. On May 27, 2020, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs declined to accept conveyance of the Medford Site into trust. Accordingly, the Department will take no Federal action, and there is no longer a need for an EIS. DATES: Cancellation of this EIS is immediate. SUMMARY: Mail all comments, statements, or questions concerning this notice to: Mr. Bryan Mercier, Northwest Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Northwest Region, 911 Northeast 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232–4165. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacilyn Snyder, BIA Northwest Regional Environmental Protection Specialist, at (503) 231–6780. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 15, 2015, the BIA published in the Federal Register a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS. The BIA initiated scoping on February 2, 2015. On May 27, 2020, the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs declined to accept conveyance of the Medford Site into trust pursuant to the Department’s regulations at 25 CFR part 151. Under the Department’s regulations, the Secretary must consider jurisdictional problems that may arise because of the conveyance. The Assistant Secretary determined pursuant to 25 CFR 151.11(b) that the Tribe’s anticipated benefits do not outweigh potential jurisdictional concerns raised by the ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 172 / Thursday, September 3, 2020 / Notices State, county, and municipal governments having regulatory jurisdiction over the Medford Site. Accordingly, the Department will take no Federal action, and there is no longer a need for an EIS. Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–19503 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–CONC–30207; PPWOBSADC0, PPMVSCS1Y.Y00000] Notice of Intent To Award 16 Temporary Concession Contracts for Guided Interpretive Colorado River Trips Within Grand Canyon National Park National Park Service, Interior. Public Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service hereby gives public notice that it intends to award 16 temporary outfitter and guide concession contracts to qualified persons for the conduct of Guided Interpretive Colorado River Trips within Grand Canyon National Park for a term not to exceed three years. DATES: The National Park Service intends for the temporary outfitter and guide concession contracts to commence on January 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Parker, Chief of Commercial Services, NPS Regional Office Serving Interior regions 6, 7, 8, (303) 969–2661, or by email at jennifer_parker@nps.gov. 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The National Park Service has determined that the issuance of temporary outfitter and guide concession contracts not to exceed three years is necessary to avoid interruption of visitor services and has taken all reasonable and appropriate steps to consider alternatives to avoid an interruption of visitor services in accordance with 36 CFR 51.24. Authority: 54 U.S.C. 101913(11)(a); 36 CFR 51.24(a). Lena McDowall, Deputy Director, Management and Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–19510 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–CONC–28973; PPWOBSADC0, PPMVSCS1Y.Y00000] Notice of Continuation of Concession Contracts AGENCY: ACTION: 55027 Public notice. The National Park Service hereby gives notice that, pursuant to the terms of the concession contracts identified in the table below, the National Park Service intends to the contracts for a period of one year beginning on January 1, 2020. SUMMARY: The contract continuations will begin on January 1, 2020. DATES: Kurt Rausch, Acting Chief, Commercial Services Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 2410, Washington, DC 20240, Telephone: 202–513–7156. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The concession contracts listed in the table below have been extended for the maximum time allowable under 36 CFR 51.23. Under the provisions of the existing contracts and pending the issuance of prospectuses and the completion of the public solicitation process to award new concession contracts, the National Park Service intends to continue the existing contracts for a period not-to-exceed one year beginning on January 1, 2020. Except for their expiration dates, the terms and conditions of the existing contracts will remain unchanged. The continuation of the existing contracts does not confer or affect any rights with respect to the award of new concession contracts. The publication of this notice reflects the intent of the National Park Service but does not bind the National Park Service to continue any of the contracts listed in the table below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Park Service, Interior. Park unit CONCID Concessioner Cape Hatteras National Seashore ........................................ Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ............................... Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ............................... Independence National Historical Park ................................. Lake Mead National Recreation Area ................................... Lake Mead National Recreation Area ................................... CAHA001–98 ........... GLCA002–88 ............ GLCA003–69 ............ INDE001–94 ............. LAKE001–73 ............ LAKE002–82 ............ Lake Mead National Recreation Area ................................... Lake Mead National Recreation Area ................................... Lake Mead National Recreation Area ................................... National Mall and Memorial Parks ........................................ LAKE005–97 ............ LAKE006–74 ............ LAKE009–88 ............ NACC003–86 ........... Koru Village Incorporated. ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment Services, Inc. ARAMARK Leisure Services, Inc. Concepts by Staib, Walter Staib. Rex G. Maughan and Ruth G. Maughan. Lake Mead R.V. Village, LLC or LMNRA Guest Services, Inc. Rex G. Maughan and Ruth G. Maughan. Las Vegas Boat Harbor, Inc. Temple Bar Marina, LLC or LMNRA Guest Services, Inc. Guest Services, Inc. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Sep 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 172 (Thursday, September 3, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55026-55027]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-19503]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[201D0102DR/DS5A300000/DR.5A311.IA000118]


Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for 
Proposed Coquille Indian Tribe Fee-To-Trust and Gaming Facility 
Project, City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of cancellation.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announces that it has 
discontinued preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for 
the Coquille Indian Tribe's (Tribe) application for the proposed 
conveyance of 2.4-acres of land into trust and development of a gaming 
facility in the City of Medford, Jackson County, Oregon. The Proposed 
Action included (1) conveyance of the Medford Site into trust by the 
BIA, and (2) conversion of an existing bowling alley on the Medford 
Site into a gaming facility by the Tribe. On May 27, 2020, the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs declined to accept conveyance of 
the Medford Site into trust. Accordingly, the Department will take no 
Federal action, and there is no longer a need for an EIS.

DATES: Cancellation of this EIS is immediate.

ADDRESSES: Mail all comments, statements, or questions concerning this 
notice to: Mr. Bryan Mercier, Northwest Regional Director, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Northwest Region, 911 Northeast 11th Avenue, Portland, 
Oregon 97232-4165.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacilyn Snyder, BIA Northwest Regional 
Environmental Protection Specialist, at (503) 231-6780.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 15, 2015, the BIA published in 
the Federal Register a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS. The BIA 
initiated scoping on February 2, 2015. On May 27, 2020, the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs declined to accept conveyance of the Medford 
Site into trust pursuant to the Department's regulations at 25 CFR part 
151. Under the Department's regulations, the Secretary must consider 
jurisdictional problems that may arise because of the conveyance. The 
Assistant Secretary determined pursuant to 25 CFR 151.11(b) that the 
Tribe's anticipated benefits do not outweigh potential jurisdictional 
concerns raised by the

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State, county, and municipal governments having regulatory jurisdiction 
over the Medford Site. Accordingly, the Department will take no Federal 
action, and there is no longer a need for an EIS.

Tara Sweeney,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-19503 Filed 9-2-20; 8:45 am]
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