PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING—FEBRUARY 25, 2009 Seneca County and Cayuga County will be holding a public information meeting on the Cayuga Indian Nation’s Land into Trust application.
Representatives of the Counties will discuss the status of the application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the next steps in the application process. Under the federal environment review process, the BIA will release the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public review and comment. At the meeting we will discuss the Scoping Report issued by the BIA and the impacts that will likely be evaluated in the DEIS and those issues that will not be evaluated. The public will hear how it can most effectively respond to the DEIS during the comment period to assure that the full impacts of the application are identified and evaluated.
For background, we urge you to review the Scoping Report found in this website. The report was prepared for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and is guiding the preparation of the DEIS.
The meeting will also provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the application and the likely community impacts of placing the lands into trust. These comments will be recorded for the public record.
The meeting will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, February 25 in Student Lounge (Main Building), Franklin Street on the campus of Cayuga Community College in Auburn. Current Public InformationPublic Meeting--February 25