[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 91 (Thursday, May 10, 2018)]
[Page 21790]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09919]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Land Acquisitions; the Muscogee (Creek) Nation

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs made 
a final agency determination to acquire 48.58 acres, more or less, of 
land near the City of Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, (Fountainhead 
Site) in trust for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for gaming and other 
purposes on April 30, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS-3657 MIB, 1849 C Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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, and is 
published to comply with the requirements of 25 CFR 151.12(c)(2)(ii) 
that notice of the decision to acquire land in trust be promptly 
provided in the Federal Register.
    On April 30, 2018, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs issued a decision to accept the Fountainhead Site, consisting 
of approximately 48.58 acres, more or less, of land in trust of the 
Muscogee (Creek) Nation (Nation), under the authority of the Indian 
Reorganization Act, 25 U.S.C. 5108. The Principal Deputy Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs determined that Nation's request also meets 
the requirements of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act's ``Oklahoma 
Exception,'' 25 U.S.C. 2719(a)(2)(A)(i), to the general prohibition 
contained in 25 U.S.C. 2719(a) on gaming on lands acquired in trust 
after October 17, 1988.
    The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, on behalf 
of the Secretary of the Interior, will immediately acquire title to the 
Fountainhead Site in the name of the United States of America in trust 
for the Nation upon fulfillment of Departmental requirements.
    The property known as Fountainhead Resort property submitted for 
gaming-related purposes is comprised of 48.58 acres, located in Section 
34, Township 11 North, Range 16 East, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, 
described as follows:

    Beginning 165.00 feet west of the southeast corner of the 
Southwest Quarter (SW/4) of said Section Thirty-Four (34); THENCE 
north 00[deg]18'24'' East a distance of 330.00 feet; THENCE north 
26[deg]47'33'' east a distance of 369.96 feet; THENCE north 
00[deg]18'24'' east a distance of 134.27 feet; THENCE north 
46[deg]48'06'' west a distance of 18.21 feet; THENCE north 
59[deg]50'42'' west a distance of 150.63 feet; THENCE north 
67[deg]23'20'' west a distance of 182.12 feet; THENCE north 
57[deg]54'16'' west a distance of 507.87 feet; THENCE north 
12[deg]52'25'' west a distance of 140.35 feet; THENCE north 
33[deg]20'21'' east a distance of 160.30 feet; THENCE north 
16[deg]20'06'' east a distance of 507.62 feet; THENCE south 
89[deg]56'04'' west a distance of 444.33 feet; THENCE south 
00[deg]16'36'' west a distance of 165.09 feet; THENCE south 
22[deg]01'53'' west a distance of 891.23 feet; THENCE south 
89[deg]55'24'' west a distance of 330.52 feet; THENCE south 
26[deg]49'23'' west a distance of 370.00 feet; THENCE south 
00[deg]15'06'' west 330.26 feet; THENCE south 26[deg]23'58'' east a 
distance of 368.42 feet to the South Line of said Section 34; THENCE 
north 89[deg]54'44'' east 1487.60 feet to the point of beginning.

    Dated: April 30, 2018.
John Tahsuda,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, Exercising the 
Authority of the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2018-09919 Filed 5-9-18; 8:45 am]