Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact in the State of South Dakota, 68682 [2021-26274]

Download as PDF 68682 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 230 / Friday, December 3, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [222A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G] Indian Gaming; Approval of TribalState Class III Gaming Compact in the State of South Dakota Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice publishes the approval of the Amendment to the Gaming Compact (Amendment) between the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation (Tribe) and the State of South Dakota (State). DATES: The Amendment takes effect on December 3, 2021. 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, paula.hart@bia.gov, (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. The Amendment authorizes the Tribe to engage in sports wagering at the Tribe’s class III gaming facilities. The Amendment is approved. SUMMARY: Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2021–26274 Filed 12–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORB06000.L10200000.EE0000.21X. LXSS043H0000.HAG 21–0079] jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Notice of Intent To Prepare the Bridge Creek Area Allotment Management Plans Environmental Impact Statement in the Andrews Field Office, Burns District, Oregon Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Dec 02, 2021 Jkt 256001 Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oregon/Washington Burns District’s Andrews Field Office intends to prepare the Bridge Creek Area (BCA) Allotment Management Plans (AMP) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and, by this notice, is announcing the beginning of the public scoping period to solicit public comments and identify issues. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the EIS. Comments may be submitted in writing until January 3, 2022. The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of the Draft EIS. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Website: https://eplanning.blm.gov/ eplanning-ui/project/2013546/510. • Email: BLM_OR_BU_BCA_AMP@ blm.gov. • Fax: (541) 573–4411. • Mail: BCA, c/o Burns District BLM 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, OR 97738, Attention: Don Rotell. Documents associated with this proposal are available at the BLM Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, OR 97738, or at https:// eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/ project/2013546/510. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrews Field Office Manager, Don Rotell; telephone (541) 573–4422, or email BLM_OR_BU_BCA_AMP@ blm.gov. Contact Mr. Rotell to have your name added to the project mailing list. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at (800) 877–8339 to contact Mr. Rotell during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EIS will analyze several alternatives for livestock management and related actions in the 26,378-acre project area in southeastern Oregon near the town of Frenchglen. The project covers four allotments: The Hammond, Mud Creek, Hardie Summer, and Hammond Fenced Federal Range allotments. The alternatives will consider issuance of 10-year grazing permits to up to three applicants and approval of four AMPs that outline seasonal grazing systems, grazing utilization thresholds, monitoring, and range developments. The proposed range developments currently include about 8 miles of new fence construction and a similar amount of fence removal. 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This decision was administratively appealed by the permittee, and the Secretary of the Interior resolved the administrative appeal in January 2019 by instructing the BLM to reissue the grazing permit. That decision was litigated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. The Court issued an order partially granting and partially denying a request for preliminary injunction that allowed only a limited amount of grazing to proceed in the 2019 season. The Court vacated the reissued permit and related Secretarial action and remanded the matter to the Department. On January 19, 2021, the Secretary of the Interior signed a decision concerning the apportionment of available forage within the allotments and the assignment of grazing preference, and directing the BLM to issue a 10-year livestock grazing permit with allotment management plans and authorize the construction and removal of range improvements. On February 26, 2021, the Senior Advisor to the Secretary Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management rescinded the decision and directed the BLM to ‘‘initiate any additional processes and opportunities for public involvement that it may determine appropriate under applicable law following a careful and considered review of the protests.’’ Through the public-scoping process, the BLM is seeking input on issues, actions, and alternatives that should be addressed in the EIS. Potential issues include the effects of proposed management actions on livestock grazing management, sagebrush ecosystem health, sage-grouse habitat, vegetation, fuels (including invasive E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[222A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900253G]


Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact 
in the State of South Dakota

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice publishes the approval of the Amendment to the 
Gaming Compact (Amendment) between the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the 
Lake Traverse Reservation (Tribe) and the State of South Dakota 
(State).

DATES: The Amendment takes effect on December 3, 2021.

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, [email protected], (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. The Amendment authorizes the Tribe to engage in sports 
wagering at the Tribe's class III gaming facilities. The Amendment is 
approved.

Bryan Newland,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2021-26274 Filed 12-2-21; 8:45 am]
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