Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of Washington, 80139-80140 [2020-27219]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 239 / Friday, December 11, 2020 / Notices The FSEIS is available at the following website: www.arrowcanyonsolarseis.com. In order to be fully considered, written comments on the FSEIS must arrive no later than 30 days after EPA publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may mail, hand carry, fax, or email written comments to Mr. Chip Lewis, Regional Environmental Protection Officer, BIA Western Regional Office, Branch of Environmental Quality Services, 2600 North Central Avenue, 4th Floor Mail Room, Phoenix, Arizona 85004–3008; fax (602) 379–3833; email: chip.lewis@ bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chip Lewis, BIA Western Regional Office, Branch of Environmental Quality Services at (602) 379–6750 or Mr. Garry Cantley at (602) 379–6750. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed Federal action, taken under 25 U.S.C. 415, is BIA’s approval of a lease to accommodate the expansion of the solar field previously approved for the MSEC Project and the modification of the existing solar energy ground lease and related agreements entered into by the Moapa Band with the Applicant. The agreements provide for construction, operation and maintenance (O&M), and decommissioning of a 200-megawatt (MW) alternating current solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation facility located entirely on the Reservation and specifically on lands held in trust for the Moapa Band. The MSEC Project was originally developed by Moapa Solar LLC and included an 850-acre solar site on the Reservation and associated rights-ofway (ROWs) on BLM-managed lands for an access road, gen-tie line, and water pipeline. Records of Decision (RODs) were issued by the BIA and BLM in May 2014 and BIA approved the lease one month later. The ROW was issued by BLM in August 2015 for the linear facilities. In March 2017, EDF Renewables Development, Inc. (EDFR) purchased the MSEC Project from the original owner and renamed the Project the Arrow Canyon Solar Project. EDFR subsequently transferred the Project to Arrow Canyon Solar, LLC. Currently, the approved MSEC Project and associated facilities have not yet been constructed. The Applicant currently plans to expand the solar field on the Reservation from 850 acres to 2,200 acres. This expansion would occur on Tribal lands identified by the Moapa Band that are adjacent to the originally jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:25 Dec 10, 2020 Jkt 253001 approved MSEC site. The linear facilities, (i.e. main access road, 230kV gen-tie line, and water pipeline) as previously approved by the BLM would remain a part of the Project description; therefore, these facilities are not reevaluated. The FSEIS focuses on the expansion of the solar field only. Construction of the Project is expected to take approximately 18 to 20 months. The Applicant is expected to operate the energy facility up to 50 years. Major components of the solar site would include multiple blocks of solar PV panels mounted on tracking systems, inverters, transformers, collection lines, battery storage facilities, project substation, and O&M facilities. Water will be needed during construction primarily for dust control and a minimal amount will be needed during operations for administrative and sanitary water use and panel washing. The water supply required for the Project would be from wells owned by the Moapa Band and delivered to the site via the previously approved water pipeline or trucks. Access to the ACSP will be provided via North Las Vegas Boulevard from the I–15/US 93 interchange. The purposes of the proposed Project are, among other things, to: (1) help provide a long-term, diverse, and viable economic revenue base and job opportunities for the Moapa Band; (2) meet the terms of the existing Power Purchase Agreement for the output of the Project; (3) help Nevada and neighboring states to meet their State renewable energy needs; and (4) allow the Moapa Band, in partnership with the Applicant, to optimize the use of the lease site while maximizing the potential economic benefit to the Moapa Band. The BIA will use the FSEIS to make a decision on the land lease application under its jurisdiction; the EPA may use the document to make decisions under its authorities; the Band may use the FSEIS to make decisions under its Environmental Policy Ordinance; and the USFWS may use the FSEIS to support its decision under the Endangered Species Act. Directions for Submitting Comments: Please include your name, return address and the caption: ‘‘FSEIS Comments, Proposed Arrow Canyon Solar Project’’ on the first page of your written comments and send to the address listed above in the ADDRESSES section. Locations Where the FSEIS is Available for Review: The FSEIS will be available for review at: BIA Western Regional Office, 2600 North Central Avenue, 12th Floor, Suite 210, Phoenix, PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80139 Arizona and the BIA Southern Paiute Agency, 180 North 200 East, Suite 111, St. George, Utah. The FSEIS is also available on line at: www.arrowcanyonsolarseis.com. To obtain an electronic copy of the FSEIS, please provide your name and address in writing or by voicemail to Mr. Chip Lewis or Mr. Garry Cantley. Their contact information is listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Individual paper copies of the FSEIS will be provided only upon request. Public Comment Availability: Written comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BIA Western Regional Office, 2600 North Central Avenue, 12th Floor, Suite 210, Phoenix, Arizona during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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 can 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 in accordance with section 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1500 et seq.) and the Department of the Interior Regulations (43 CFR part 46) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and in accordance with the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by part 209 of the Department Manual. Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–27220 Filed 12–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [212A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G] Indian Gaming; Approval of TribalState Class III Gaming Compact Taking Effect in the State of Washington Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 80140 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 239 / Friday, December 11, 2020 / Notices The Skokomish Indian Tribe (Tribe) and the State of Washington (State) submitted the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Skokomish Indian Tribe and the State of Washington (Compact) governing certain forms of Class III gaming. This notice announces that the Fifth Amendment to the TribalState Compact for Class III Gaming between the Skokomish Indian Tribe and the State of Washington is taking effect. DATES: The compact takes effect on December 11, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), Public Law 100– 497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. As required by 25 CFR 293.4, all compacts and amendments are subject to review and approval by the Secretary. On September 22, 2020, the Tribe and the State submitted the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Skokomish Indian Tribe and the State of Washington. The Secretary took no action on the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming between the Skokomish Indian Tribe and the State of Washington within 45 days of its submission. Therefore, the Compact is considered to have been approved, but only to the extent it is consistent with IGRA. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C). SUMMARY: Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–27219 Filed 12–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [212A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010. 999900] Land Acquisitions; Tule River Tribe, Airpark Site, Tulare County, California Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs made a final agency SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:25 Dec 10, 2020 Jkt 253001 determination to acquire in trust 40 acres, more or less, of land known as the Airpark Site in the City of Porterville, Tulare County, California (Site), for the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California (Tribe), for gaming and other purposes. This final determination was made on December 7, 2020. DATES: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Mailstop 3543, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 219–4066, paula.hart@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On the date listed in the DATES section of this notice, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs made a final agency determination to acquire the Site, consisting of 40 acres, more or less, in trust for the Tribe under the authority of the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934, 25 U.S.C. 5108. The Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, will immediately acquire title to Site in the name of the United States of America in trust for Tribe upon fulfillment of all Departmental requirements. The 40 acres, more or less, are described as follows: The following described real property in the County of Tulare, State of California, more particularly described as: Parcel No’s 1 through 17 inclusive, of Parcel Map No. 4343, in the City of Porterville, County of Tulare, State of California, according to the map thereof recorded in Book 44, Page 47 of Parcel Map, in the office of the County Recorder of said County and by certificates of correction recorded, June 1, 1999 as Instrument No. 99– 0041612 and August 12, 1999 as Instrument No. 99–0061851. Excepting therefrom all oil, gas, minerals and other hydrocarbon substances, in, on, upon or under said land, as reserved by the City of Porterville, a Municipal Corporation, in a Deed recorded October 29, 1990 as file No. 71536 of Official Records. Authority: This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 Departmental Manual 8.1, and is published to comply with the requirements of 25 CFR 151.12 (c)(2)(ii) that notice of the decision to acquire land in trust be promptly provided in the Federal Register. Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–27223 Filed 12–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [212A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A51010.999900] Land Acquisitions; The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs has made a final determination to acquire 217.88 acres, more or less, into trust for The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California. SUMMARY: This determination was made on December 7, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sharlene M. Round Face, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Real Estate Services, 1001 Indian School Road NW, Albuquerque NM 87104, telephone (505) 563–3132. 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, and is published to comply with the requirement of 25 CFR 151.12(c)(2)(ii) that notice of the decision to acquire land in trust be promptly published in the Federal Register. On the date listed in the DATES section of this notice, the Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs issued a decision to accept land in trust for the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California under the authority of Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (48 Stat. 984). DATES: Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California Parcel 1 All that portion of the North half of the Northeast quarter of Section 24, Township 9 South, Range 20 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, according to the Official Plat thereof, lying Westerly of the Westerly line of State Highway No. 41. Excepting Therefrom that portion thereof described in Grant Deed to the State of California, recorded April 8, 1987 in Book 1963, Page 411 of Official Records. Parcel 2 All that portion of the South half of the Northeast quarter and of the North half of the North half of the Southeast E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 239 (Friday, December 11, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80139-80140]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27219]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[212A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900253G]


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

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Skokomish Indian Tribe (Tribe) and the State of Washington 
(State) submitted the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for 
Class III Gaming between the Skokomish Indian Tribe and the State of 
Washington (Compact) governing certain forms of Class III gaming. This 
notice announces that the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact 
for Class III Gaming between the Skokomish Indian Tribe and the State 
of Washington is taking effect.

DATES: The compact takes effect on December 11, 2020.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming 
Regulatory Act (IGRA), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the 
Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice 
of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class 
III gaming activities on Indian lands. As required by 25 CFR 293.4, all 
compacts and amendments are subject to review and approval by the 
Secretary. On September 22, 2020, the Tribe and the State submitted the 
Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact for Class III Gaming 
between the Skokomish Indian Tribe and the State of Washington. The 
Secretary took no action on the Fifth Amendment to the Tribal-State 
Compact for Class III Gaming between the Skokomish Indian Tribe and the 
State of Washington within 45 days of its submission. Therefore, the 
Compact is considered to have been approved, but only to the extent it 
is consistent with IGRA. See 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(8)(C).

Tara Sweeney,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-27219 Filed 12-10-20; 8:45 am]
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