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This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency, with the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians (Tribe) as a cooperating agency, intends to file a Draft EnvironmentalImpact Statement (DEIS) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Tribe's proposed lease agreement with an individual Indian trust land allotee and subsequent construction of a casino/resort project to be located near Friant, Fresno County, California. This notice also advises the public that the DEIS is now available for public review and comment and announces the availability of copies of the document and the date, time and location of a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIS. Details of the proposed action, location, and areas of environmental concern addressed in the DEIS are provided below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. This notice provides a 75-day public comment period and thereby grants a 30-day extension to the normal 45-day public comment period.


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