[Federal Register: August 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 151)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enterprise
Rancheria Gaming Facility and Hotel Fee-to-Trust Acquisition Project,
Yuba County, CA
AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Availability.
SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian
Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Enterprise Rancheria of Estom
Yumeka Maidu Tribe (Tribe), National Indian Gaming Commission, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Yuba County, California as
cooperating agencies, intends to file a Final Environmental Impact
Statement (FEIS) with the EPA for the Tribe's proposed Gaming Facility
and Hotel Fee-to-Trust Acquisition Project to be located within
unincorporated Yuba County, California, and that the FEIS is now
available for public review.
DATES: The Record of Decision on the proposed action will be issued no
sooner than 30 days after the release of the FEIS. Thus, any comments
on the FEIS must arrive by September 7, 2010.
ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Dale Morris,
Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Region, 2800
Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825. The FEIS is available for
public review on the following Web site: http://www.EnterpriseEIS.com
and at the Yuba County Public Library, 303 2nd Street, Marysville,
California 95901; the Sutter County Library, 720 Forbes Avenue, Yuba
City, California 95991; and the Butte County Library, 1820 Mitchell
Avenue, Oroville, California 95966. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for
instructions for submitting comments and instructions for obtaining a
compact disk copy of the FEIS.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rydzik, (916) 978-6051. General
information for the Yuba County Public Library can be obtained by
calling (530) 749-7380. For information on Sutter County Library please
call (530) 822-7137. For the Butte County Library, please call (530)
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribe has requested that the BIA take
into trust 40 acres currently held in fee, on which the Tribe proposes
to construct a gaming facility, hotel, parking facilities, and other
facilities. The proposed 40-acre site (Yuba Site) is located in
unincorporated Yuba County, California, approximately four miles
southeast of the Community of Olivehurst, near the intersection of
Forty Mile Road and State Route 65 (SR-65). The proposed project
includes the development of an approximately 207,760 square-foot gaming
facility, 107,125 square-foot hotel, and 2,750 parking spaces on the
Yuba Site. The two-story gaming facility would include a casino floor,
food and beverage areas (consisting of a buffet, gourmet restaurant,
and bar), meeting space, guest support services, offices, and a
security area. The resort would include: an eight-story hotel with 170
rooms, a pool area, an exercise room, retail space, and an arcade.
Access to the site would be provided from Forty Mile Road.
Project alternatives considered in the FEIS include: (A) The
proposed casino and hotel alternative; (B) a reduced intensity
alternative; (C) non-gaming use alternative; (D) a reduced intensity--
Butte County alternative; and (E) a no action alternative. Alternative
A has been selected as the Preferred Alternative, as discussed in the
FEIS. The alternatives are intended to assist the review of the issues
presented, but the Preferred Alternative does not necessarily reflect
what the final decision will be, because a complete evaluation of the
criteria listed in 25 CFR part 151 may lead to a final decision that
selects an alternative other than the Preferred Alternative, including
no action, or that selects a variant of the Preferred or another of the
alternatives analyzed in the FEIS.
Environmental issues addressed in the FEIS include land resources,
water resources, air quality, biological resources, cultural and
paleontological resources, socioeconomic conditions, environmental
justice, transportation and circulation, land use, public services,
noise, hazardous materials, visual resources, cumulative effects,
indirect effects and mitigation measures.
The BIA has afforded other government agencies and the public
extensive opportunity to participate in the preparation of this EIS.
The BIA published a notice of intent to prepare the EIS for the
proposed action in the Federal Register on May 20, 2005 (70 FR 29363).
The BIA held a public scoping meeting on June 9, 2005 in Marysville,
California. A NOA for the Draft EIS (DEIS) was published in the Federal
Register on March 21, 2008 (73 FR 15191). The DEIS was available for
public comment from March 21 to May 5, 2008. The BIA held a public
hearing on the DEIS on April 9, 2008, in Marysville, California.
To submit comments on the FEIS, please include your name, return
address and the caption, ``FEIS Comments, Enterprise Rancheria, Gaming
Facility and Hotel Fee-to-Trust Acquisition Project,'' on the first
page of your written comments. 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.
To obtain compact disk copy of the FEIS, please provide your name
and address in writing or by voicemail to John Rydzik, Chief of the
Division of Environmental, Cultural Resources Management and Safety, at
the BIA address above or at the telephone number provided in the FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Individual paper
copies of the FEIS will be provided upon payment of applicable printing
expenses by the requestor for the number of copies requested.
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 the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 1-6), and is in the
exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary--Indian
Affairs by 209 DM 8.
Dated: July 20, 2010.
Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-19194 Filed 8-5-10; 8:45 am]
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