[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 65 (Thursday, April 3, 2008)]
[Pages 18297-18298]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-6878]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

Land Acquisitions; Skokomish Indian Tribe, Washington

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice of Final Agency Determination to take land into trust 
under 25 CFR part 151.


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made a final agency 
determination to acquire approximately 0.94 acres of land into trust 
for the Skokomish Indian Tribe of Washington on March 14, 2008. This 
notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the 
Secretary of the Interior to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs by 
209 Departmental Manual 8.1.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Skibine, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming, MS-3657 MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; 
Telephone (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published to comply with the 
requirement of 25 CFR part 151.12(b) that notice be given to the public 
of the Secretary's decision to acquire land in trust at least 30 days 
prior to signatory acceptance of the land into trust. The purpose of 
the 30-day waiting period in 25 CFR 151.12(b) is to afford interested 
parties the opportunity to seek judicial review of final administrative 
decisions to take land in trust for Indian tribes and individual 
Indians before transfer of title to the property occurs. On March 14, 
2008, the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs decided to accept 
approximately 0.94 acres of land into trust for the Skokomish Indian 
Tribe of Washington under the authority of the Indian Reorganization 
Act of 1934, 25 U.S.C. 465. The 0.94 acre parcel is located within the 
exterior boundaries of the Skokomish Indian Tribe in Mason County, 
Washington. The parcel is currently used for the Tribe's gaming 
facility. No change in the use is anticipated following conveyance of 
the parcel to the United States in trust for the Tribe. The property is 
located adjacent/contiguous to the location of the Lucky Dog Casino and 
its parking lot, which are already held in trust. The legal description 
of the property is as follows:
    All that portion of the Southeast Quarter (SE\1/4\) of the 
Southwest Quarter (SW\1/4\) of the Northwest Quarter (NW\1/4\) AND of 
Indian Lot twenty-three (23), all in Section two (2), township twenty-
one (21) North, Range four (4) West, W.M., particularly described as 
    Beginning at a point 16.20 chains East of the quarter Section post 
on the West line of said Section two (2), which point is a post 30 feet 
East of the center of US Highway 101; thence North 2[deg] 15' East, 175 
feet; thence west 235 feet; thence South 2[deg] 15' West, 175 feet; 
thence West, 235 feet to the point of beginning.
    Excepting therefrom right-of-way for U.S. Highway 101.
    Parcel No. 42102 23 00012.
    Together with and subject to a perpetual, non-exclusive easement 
for ingress, egress, drainage and utilities, 20 feet in width, as 
described in instrument recorded January 30, 1979, Auditor's File No. 
356506. Situated in Mason County, Washington. Containing 0.94 acres, 
more or less.

    Dated: March 25, 2008.
Carl J. Artman,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E8-6878 Filed 4-2-08; 8:45 am]