Tuolumne Rancheria, Fee-to-Trust Action

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs (U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs)
Document Title
Tuolumne Rancheria, Fee-to-Trust Action
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Present Land Use
Rural / Residential Estate (RE-3, RE-5) / Tuolumne County

Document Description
The proposed action consists of several types of development for the proposed trust parcels. Residential development includes single-family housing for tribal members and a 30- to 40-room, 30,000 square-foot lodge for tribal guests. Lots will range from two to five acres in size, and approximately 62 lots are planned. Houses will range in size from approximately 1,500 to 3,000 square feet. A combined 12,000 square-foot tribal security and fire station is proposed to increase emergency response services on the Rancheria and nearby communities. The station would provide security, fire suppression, and emergency services for the Tribe, and would include approximately five firefighters and five security officers. A licensed paramedic would also be stationed at the facility. A 12,000 square-foot tribal senior center is also proposed for the Tribe's elders to use for meetings, recreation, and presentations. Lastly, several infrastructure projects are proposed to make developments on the proposed trust parcels possible, including paved road ways, water and wastewater lines, leach fields, and other utilities. All proposed roads would be paved with asphalt. Storm drains and curbs will be constructed to minimize erosion. Three open-space areas proposed to be set aside from development and managed under a Conservation Management Plan. These areas, totaling approximately 74.2 acres, contain sensitive biological and cultural resources that the Tribal Government considers important to conserve, and the Tribe has passed a resolution to protect these areas from development. A final component of the proposed action is to implement several mitigation measures and conservation policies to protect water, air, biological, cultural, and other resources. These policies include best management practices to protect water quality during construction and mitigation measures to minimize adverse effects to resources, protect resources during construction, and provide compensation where adverse effects cannot be avoided. The fee-to-trust conveyance consists of five parcels totaling 297.18 acres.

Contact Information
Patrick O'Mallan
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Sacramento Area
2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone : (916) 978-6044


Cross Streets
Tuolumne Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
87-020-08; 62-050-59, 58; 62-040-11; 62-050-02
State Highways
Turnback Creek, Bear Creek, unnamed tributaries (intermittent and ephemeral)
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Tuolumne

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (62 Units) Recreational (12,000 square-foot tribal senior center) Other (12,000 sf tribal security & fire station; 74.2 ac open space; 30) Transportation:Local Road (Paved roadway)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Health Care Services California Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency California Department of Conservation

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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