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CX-004606: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Chippewa Tribe of Minnesota on behalf of the Leech Lake Band Transportation Programs
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 01/08/2010
Location(s): Tower, Minnesota
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The Leech Band would hire a Transportation Project Manager for the development and implementation of planned tribal transportation programs. The Band has been engaged in a long-term planning process to meet the transportation and mobility needs of tribal members and the project has reached the stage where a full time Project Manager is needed to bring it to fruition. The resulting job will be sustained in the overall Transportation Plan adopted by the Band. The Transportation Strategy is aimed primarily at the tribal public and casing the travel burden many people experience because of the size of the reservation and distances to fundamental services. Full implementation of the strategy would involve the establishment of a reservation-wide public transportation schedule and use of tribally produced biodiesel to fuel the tribal buses that will support the program.