[Federal Register: August 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 151)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the
Proposed Fee-to-Trust Conveyance of Property for the Seminole Tribe of
AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs, in cooperation with the Seminole
Tribe of Florida (Tribe), intends to prepare an environmental impact
statement for the Tribe's proposed 47 acre trust
acquisition and subsequent construction of a mixed-use development in
Broward County, Florida. The project site may include, but is not
limited to, a variety of proposed land uses such as a hotel, commercial
retail uses, fitness and entertainment facilities, and related employee
parking. The purposes of the proposed action are to consolidate the
Tribe's land holdings surrounding the existing Coconut Creek Casino
into one contiguous trust property, to improve the Tribe's economy, and
to help Tribal members attain economic self sufficiency. This notice
also announces a public scoping meeting to identify potential issues
and content for inclusion in the environmental impact statement.
DATES: Written comments on the scope of the environmental impact
statement or implementation of the proposal must arrive by September
20, 2010. The public scoping meeting will be held on September 15,
2010, from 6 p.m. local time.
ADDRESSES: You may mail, hand carry, or fax written comments to
Franklin Keel, Regional Director, Eastern Regional Office, Bureau of
Indian Affairs, 545 Marriott Drive, Suite 700, Nashville, Tennessee
37214, Fax (615) 564-6701. Please see the SUPPLMENTARY INFORMATION
section of this notice for directions on submitting comments. The
public scoping meeting will be held at: Coral Springs High School
Auditorium, 7201 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33065-2249.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt G. Chandler, Bureau of Indian
Affairs, (615) 564-6832.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribe has asked the Bureau of Indian
Affairs to acquire into trust 47 acres of land. The Tribe
proposes to convert a portion of this land into a mixed-use
development. The proposed trust acquisition lands are immediately
adjacent to lands currently held in trust for the benefit of the Tribe.
Placing the approximately 47 acres into trust would consolidate the
Tribe's land holdings into one contiguous trust property.
In addition to the fee-to-trust action, the proposed action also
includes developing a 1000-room hotel, restaurants, retail
establishments, entertainment facilities, a spa and health club, and a
convention center. The proposed development also includes a parking
garage and associated employee parking. Significant issues to be
covered during the scoping process may include, but are not limited to,
air quality, transportation, surface and groundwater resources,
biological resources, cultural resources, socioeconomic conditions,
public services, infrastructure, land use, aesthetics, and
Directions for Submitting Comments
Please include your name, return address and the caption, ``DEIS
Scoping Comments, Seminole Tribe of Florida's Trust Acquisition
Project,'' on the first page of your written comments.
Public Availability of Comments
Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be
available for public review at the Tennessee office shown in the
ADDRESSES section from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday,
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.
This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 of the
Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through
1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.),
and related Department of the Interior requirements in 43 CFR part 46
and the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2), and is in the
exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary--Indian
Affairs by 209 DM 8.1.
Dated: July 20, 2010.
Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-19193 Filed 8-5-10; 8:45 am]
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