Project Alternative SitesThe Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has released an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that analyzes the potential environmental effects of Wilton Rancheria’s (Tribe’s) application for a fee-to-trust transfer and casino project to be located in Sacramento County, CA. The EIS evaluates a range of alternatives, including projects at the Elk Grove Mall site, the Twin Cities site near Galt, and the Historic Rancheria site. The BIA is serving as Lead Agency for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The BIA issued a Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS on December 29, 2015 which initiated a 45-day public review period.

A public hearing on the project was held at the Chabolla Community Center, located at 600 Chabolla Ave., in Galt, California on Friday, January 29, 2016.

The Final EIS and Revised Draft General Conformity Determination were released on December 9, 2016, and a BIA Notice of Availability of these documents was published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2016. The EPA Notice of Availability of the Final EIS was published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2016. Comments on the Revised General Conformity Determination must be received by January 17, 2017, when the Final EIS review period ends.