August 6, 2010

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enterprise Rancheria Gaming Facility and Hotel Fee-to-Trust Acquisition Project, Yuba County, CA

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.
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[Federal Register: August 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 151)]
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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.

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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) 
538-7641.

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.

Authority

    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.
Donald Laverdure,
Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2010-19194 Filed 8-5-10; 8:45 am]
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