Tejon Indian Tribe Trust Aquisition and Casino Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Department of the Interior
Document Title
Tejon Indian Tribe Trust Aquisition and Casino Project
Document Type
EIS - Draft EIS
Present Land Use
Agriculture/ Zoning: Limited Agriculture (A-1)/ General Plan Designation: Intensive Agriculture

Document Description
Draft EIS for the Tejon Indian Tribe Trust Aquisition and Casino Project. The proposed action is the acquisition of approximately 306-acres of fee land in trust by the United States upon which the Tejon Indian Tribe would construct a gaming facility and associated facilities. The Proposed Project consists of the construction of an approximately 715,800-sf casino resort, an RV park, fire and sheriff stations, and associated facilities such as water treatment and disposal facilities on the subject property, which is located in unincorporated Kern County, immediately west of the town of Mettler and approximately 14 miles south of the City of Bakersfield.

Contact Information
Chad Broussard
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Regional Office
Lead/Public Agency
2800 Cottage Way Room W–2820
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone : (916) 978-6165

Tejon Indian Tribe
Project Applicant


Southern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
State Route 99, Maricopa Highway 166, Interstate 5
Total Acres
Parcel #
238-204-02238-204-04, 238-204-07, 238-204-14
State Highways
99, 166, I-5
Mettler Elementary
Other Location Info
Nearest Community: Mettler

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (Gaming Facility)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of General Services (DGS) Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 12 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance Department of Toxic Substances Control


Environmental Document
01_Tejon Trust Acquisition and Casino Project DEIS V1_June 2020   PDF 5309 K 02_Tejon Trust Acquisition and Casino Project DEIS V2_June 2020_A-G   PDF 40894 K 03_Tejon Trust Acquisition and Casino Project DEIS V2 June 2020_H   PDF 29256 K 04_Tejon Trust Acquisition and Casino Project DEIS V2_June 2020_I-U   PDF 30990 K 2020   PDF 27 K
Tejon_DEIS_NOC_signed   PDF 389 K
State Comments
2015084002_CHP Comment   PDF 285 K 2015084002_DTSC Comment   PDF 225 K

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