Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission, 6537 [2016-02349]

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The Chair is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The two associate members are appointed by the Secretary. Before appointing an associate member to the Commission, the Secretary is required to ‘‘publish in the Federal Register the name and other information the Secretary deems pertinent regarding a nominee for membership on the Commission and . . . allow a period of not less than thirty days for receipt of public comments.’’ See 25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(2)(B). The Secretary proposes to appoint Kathryn Isom-Clause as an associate member of the Commission for a term of 3 years. Ms. Isom-Clause is a citizen of the Taos Pueblo and is well qualified to be a member of the National Indian Gaming Commission by virtue of her extensive background and experience in Indian gaming, as well as a broad spectrum of other Native American issues. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

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Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act provides for a three-person 
National Indian Gaming Commission. One member, the Chair, is appointed 
by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Two 
associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior 
(Secretary). Before appointing members, the Secretary is required to 
provide public notice of a proposed appointment and allow a comment 
period. Notice is hereby given of the proposed appointment of Kathryn 
Isom-Clause as an associate member of the National Indian Gaming 
Commission for a term of 3 years.

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 9, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Director, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, 
1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 7328, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Hoenig, National Indian 
Gaming Commission, c/o Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., 
Mail Stop 1621, Washington, DC 20240; telephone (202) 632-7003; 
facsimile (202) 632-7066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 
2701 et seq., established the National Indian Gaming Commission 
(Commission), composed of three full-time members. Commission members 
serve for a term of 3 years. The Chair is appointed by the President 
with the advice and consent of the Senate. The two associate members 
are appointed by the Secretary. Before appointing an associate member 
to the Commission, the Secretary is required to ``publish in the 
Federal Register the name and other information the Secretary deems 
pertinent regarding a nominee for membership on the Commission and . . 
. allow a period of not less than thirty days for receipt of public 
comments.'' See 25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(2)(B).
    The Secretary proposes to appoint Kathryn Isom-Clause as an 
associate member of the Commission for a term of 3 years. Ms. Isom-
Clause is a citizen of the Taos Pueblo and is well qualified to be a 
member of the National Indian Gaming Commission by virtue of her 
extensive background and experience in Indian gaming, as well as a 
broad spectrum of other Native American issues.
    In her current position as Senior Counselor to the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior, Ms. Isom-
Clause provides policy guidance to the Assistant Secretary on gaming 
matters, including the review and analysis of revenue allocation plans, 
tribal-state gaming compacts, and environmental compliance issues. In 
addition to her work on gaming issues, Ms. Isom-Clause chairs and 
participates on a number of working groups and committees covering a 
variety of issues important to Indian Affairs. Before serving as Senior 
Counselor to the Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, Ms. Isom-Clause 
served as an attorney representing tribal clients throughout the United 
States.
    Ms. Isom-Clause's experience with Indian gaming specifically, as 
well as her wide experience in Federal Indian law and policy, makes her 
a highly qualified candidate for membership on the National Indian 
Gaming Commission. Her extensive knowledge and experience will enrich 
the Commission's deliberations and contribute to informed decisions 
that promote the integrity and economic viability of Indian gaming.
    Ms. Isom-Clause does not have any financial interests that would 
make her ineligible to serve on the Commission under 25 U.S.C. 
2704(b)(5)(B) or (C).
    Any person wishing to submit comments on this proposed appointment 
of Kathryn Isom-Clause may submit written comments to the address 
listed above. Comments must be received by March 9, 2016.

    Dated: February 2, 2016.
Sally Jewell,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2016-02349 Filed 2-5-16; 8:45 am]
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