Ko-Kwel Wellness Center Lease

Notice of Completion of Draft Tribal Environmental Impact Report

Ko-Kwel Wellness Center Lease

Dated: December 5, 2019

The Coquille Indian Tribe (“Tribe”) has adopted a Business Site Leasing Ordinance (CITC Chapter 330.320), which authorizes the Tribe to approve certain leases of its Indian trust lands.  The ordinance requires the Tribe to conduct a Tribal Environmental Impact Report (“TEIR”) for such leases, unless certain exceptions apply.  These exceptions are referred to as “categorical exclusions”.

The Tribe is evaluating a lease of certain reservation lands for a new Ko-Kwel Wellness Center (“Lease”).  The Tribe anticipates that this lease will qualify for a categorical exclusion from environmental review. That anticipated categorical exclusion, which currently being adopted, would apply to projects unanimously determined by the Lease Review Team to have no Potential Impact, as long as the Lease Review Official is a member of the Lease Review Team and the Lease Review Team’s determination is made in writing and signed by all team members.

In this case, the Tribe has voluntarily opted to prepare a Tribal Environmental Impact Report (“TEIR”).  The Tribe offers this draft voluntary TEIR as a service to help the Tribal community understand and comment on the potential environmental impacts of the Lease.

The location of the proposed Leased premises, on the Coquille Indian Reservation, is:

  • Township 25S; Range 13W; Section 31; Kilkich Indian Reservation Tract 155-T1002
  • Latitude, Longitude: 43°21’34.23″N, 124°17’46.21″W
  • Project site is immediately east of existing Coquille Health Center, 600 Miluk Drive, Coos Bay, OR 97420
  • The TEIR includes maps displaying the project site and analysis areas.

The draft TEIR is available for Tribal members, Tribal employees and Kilkich Reservation residents to view at the following locations:

Attn: Kay Collins

Coquille Indian Tribe

3050 Tremont Street

North Bend, OR 97459

 

Attn: Anne Cook

Coquille Indian Housing Authority

2678 Mexeye Loop

Coos Bay, OR 97420

 

Please bring proof of membership status, tribal employment and /or address if you wish to view this document in person.

The draft TEIR is also available for Tribal members on MyTribe at: https://portal.coquilletribe.org/

The Tribe will accept comments from the Public until Noon Monday, January 6, 2020 As used in CITC Chapter 330, “Public” is defined as any of the following:

  • Enrolled members of the Coquille Indian Tribe;
  • Individuals whom live or work on Tribal Trust Lands; and
  • Business entities or other institutions engaged in programs or activities on Tribal Trust lands (and that have a definable, concrete interest that may reasonably be affected by this proposed Lease).

Comments may be submitted two ways:

  1. In writing to:

Attn: Kay Collins

Coquille Indian Tribe

3050 Tremont Street

North Bend, OR 97459

 

  1. VIA email to: eopinion@coquilletribe.org

Comments must include your name, mailing address, physical address (if different) and must indicate status as a Tribal member, Tribal employee or Kilkich Reservation Resident.

If you have questions, please contact Tribal Executive Director Mark Johnston at (541) 756-0904 / markjohnston@coquilletribe.org

 

 

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