Off-Reservation Tribal Environmental Impact Report for the Pauma Casino Replacement and Hotel


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians
Document Title
Off-Reservation Tribal Environmental Impact Report for the Pauma Casino Replacement and Hotel
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
The Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians
Present Land Use
Casino Pauma NA/ NA

Document Description
The proposed Pauma Casino Expansion Project consists of the replacement of the existing Casino Pauma's temporary spring strung structure with a permanent facility. The permanent facility will be entirely located on the Tribal trust land south of the existing facility, largely where existing surface parking is currently located. The gaming area will increase from a current 36,000 square feet to 60,000 square feet, and the number of slot machines will increase from 1,000 to 1,500. Additional improvements include the construction of a new four-story hotel which will accommodate 80-100 rooms.

Contact Information
Michael Baksh
The Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians
Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians, P.O. Box 369
Pauma Valley, CA 92061

Phone : (858) 578-9064


33°19'45"N 116°59'30"W
Valley Center
San Diego
Cross Streets
US HWY 76 x Pauma Reservation Road. Box 369
Total Acres
Parcel #
Pauma Indian Reservation
State Highways
Lyall Roberts, Pauma Valley
Pauma Valley School
Pauma Creek, San Luis Rey River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (152,000 Sq. Ft., 16 Acres, 547 Employees)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Septic System Solid Waste Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use Cumulative Effects Energy
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Transportation, District 11


Environmental Document
NOP   PDF 307 K NOP - Draft Off Reservation Tribal EIR   PDF 1349 K
Letter   PDF 77 K NOC   PDF 930 K
State Comments
2020010413_CDFW Comment   PDF 775 K 2020010413_CT_Ltr_Pauma Casino Expansion NOP_2-26-20   PDF 544 K 2020010413_NAHC_NOP Off-Reservation Tribal Environmental Impact Report for the Pauma Casino Replacement and Hotel Project 1-29-2020   PDF 315 K

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