Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enterprise Rancheria Fee-to-Trust Transfer and Casino-Hotel Project, Yuba County, CA
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe (Enterprise Rancheria) as a cooperating agency, intends to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed 40 acre fee-to-trust transfer and casino and hotel project to be located in Yuba County, California. The purpose of the proposed action is to help provide a land base for, and address the socio-economic needs of the Enterprise Rancheria. This notice also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues, concerns and alternatives to be considered in the EIS.
Preparation of Rolls of Indians
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is proposing to amend its regulations governing the compilation of rolls of Indians in order to open the enrollment application process for the Western Shoshone Identifiable Group of Indians. The enrollment application process will give individuals an opportunity to file applications to share in the Western Shoshone judgment fund distribution authorized under the Western Shoshone Claims Distribution Act of July 7, 2004.
Indian Child Welfare Act; Receipt of Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice; Addendum
This notice is published in exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affairs by 209 DM 8. The regulations implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act provide that Indian tribes may designate an agent other than the tribal chairman for service of notice of proceedings under the Act, 25 CFR 23.12. The Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register on an annual basis the names and addresses of the designated agents. This is an addendum to the Designated Tribal Agents for service of notice published on March 21, 2005 (70 FR 13518), which included the listings of designated tribal agents received by the Secretary of the Interior with the exception of the Southern Plains Region, which was inadvertently omitted. This notice publishes the designated agent list of the Southern Plains Region only.
Amendment to Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Pueblo of Jemez's Proposed Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Dona Ana County, New Mexico
This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is amending its Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pueblo of Jemez's Proposed Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2005 (70 FR 9963-9964), which described the proposed action. In response to a request by an interested party, and in the interest of providing the public the fullest reasonable opportunity to participate in the scoping process for this EIS, this amendment reopens the public comment period for an additional 30 days.
Notice of Availability, Assessment Plan for Natural Resources Injured by Releases of Hazardous Substances From the Rio Tinto Mine
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on behalf of the Department of the Interior, the Shoshone- Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley, the Department of Agriculture, and the State of Nevada, announces the release for public review of the Assessment Plan, Rio Tinto Mine Site Natural Resource Damage AssessmentPublic Release Draft Report (Assessment Plan). The Assessment Plan was developed by the Rio Tinto Mine Trustee Council consisting of representatives of the Tribe and Agencies listed above, to assess injuries to natural resources resulting from the releases of hazardous substances from the Rio Tinto Mine in Elko County, Nevada. The Assessment Plan describes the proposed approach for determining and quantifying natural resource injuries and calculating damages associated with these injuries. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the Assessment Plan.
Notice of Determination
The Associate Deputy Secretary made a final agency determination to acquire approximately 147 acres of land into trust for the Match-E-Be-Nash-E-Wish Band (Gun Lake Tribe) of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan on April 18, 2005. This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Principal Deputy Assistant SecretaryIndian Affair by 209 Department Manual 8.1.