|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2007
The Campo Band of Mission Indians (Campo Band), San Diego County, California, hereby provides this Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Evaluation (Draft EE) for the proposed expansion of the Golden Acorn Casino and Travel Center. This project site is located at 1800 Golden Acorn Way, Campo, CA 91906, off of Old Highway 80 at the Interstate 8/Crestwood Road exit.SUMMARY:
This Notice advises the public that a Draft EE analyzing the potential off-Reservation effects of a proposal by the Campo Band to expand the existing Golden Acorn Casino and Travel Center with 17,800 square feet of additional gamin and non-gaming casino area, construction of a 3-story 150-room hotel, 900-space parking structure, RV Park, up to two wind turbines, and improvements to the water and wastewater systems, is available for public review. Non-gaming areas are to include a trading post, arcade, coffee bar, administrative offices, bowling center, snack bar, entertainment hall, and retail/restaurant uses. The project is to be constructed in three phases over a period of approximately 7 years. The purpose of this Notice is to solicit substantive public comments on the Draft EE that will assist the Campo Band in determining the potential for off-Reservation environmental impacts. Direct off-Reservation traffic impacts will be limited to the Old Highway 80/Crestwood Road intersection, and road improvements are recommended at this location. Indirect off-Reservation impacts may include aesthetics, air quality, public services, and transportation/traffic.REVIEW PERIOD:
Written public comments on the Draft EE will be accepted during a 30-day public review period beginning July 18, 2007, and ending August 16, 2007.EE COPIES:
Copies of the Draft EE are available for public review at the Campo Tribal Office, located at 36190 Church Road, Campo, CA and at the following two San Diego County Library Branches: San Diego County Library San Diego County Library Campo-Morena Branch Pine Valley Branch 31356 Highway 94 28804 Old Highway 80 Campo, CA 91906 Pine Valley, CA 91962PUBLIC MEEETING:
The Campo Band will hold a public meeting for the purpose of receiving comments on the Draft EE on August 16, 2007, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Campo Tribal Office, 36190 Church Road, Campo, CA 91906WRITTEN COMMENTS:
Written Comments on the Draft EE should be mailed to:Tierra Environmental Services
Campo Kumeyaay Nation Campo Kumeyaay Nation
The Campo Kumeyaay Nation is one of twelve (12) Kumeyaay Bands in the County of San Diego, California. They are a gaming tribe and owners of the Golden Acorn Casino & Travel Center. The Campo Nation are proud leaders in renewable wind energy (Kumeyaay Wind), in Indian Country and has recently joined The Climate Registry as the FIRST Tribal nation to measure and collect data on GHG emissions in the region.
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