Renewals of Information Collections and Request for New Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 27344-27347 [2018-12498]

Download as PDF 27344 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2018 / Notices Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–2. Melanie Barnes, Deputy State Director, Lands and Resources. [FR Doc. 2018–12610 Filed 6–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNV912000 L10200000.PH0000 LXSS0006F0000; 12–08807; MO#4500120116; TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Public Meeting: Sierra FrontNorthwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The SFNW RAC will hold a public meeting on Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a field trip to the Pine Forest Wilderness on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public comment periods will be held on July 26 at 8:05 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The July 26, 2018, meeting will be held at the BLM Winnemucca District Office, 5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard, Winnemucca, Nevada, 89445. Field trip participants will meet at the BLM Winnemucca District Office at 7:00 a.m. on July 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Ross, Public Affairs Specialist, at 775– 885–6107, Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701, or lross@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC was chartered to serve in an advisory capacity concerning the planning and management of the public land resources located within Nevada. Members represent an array of stakeholder interests in the land and sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Jun 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 resources from within the local area and statewide. Both the meeting and field trip are open to the public. However, the public is required to provide its own transportation for the field trip. Topics for discussion at each meeting will include, but are not limited to: • July 26, 2018—Planned agenda items at the meeting include, but are not limited to district manager and subcommittee reports, wildlife management, and updates on energy and mineral development and Burning Man. • July 27, 2018—Field trip to the Pine Forest Wilderness. The RAC may raise other topics at the meetings. Final agendas are posted online two weeks prior to the meeting on the BLM Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC website at https:// go.usa.gov/xQTsA. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, or who wish to receive a copy of each agenda, may contact the person listed above no later than 10 days prior to the meeting. Persons wishing to make comments during the public comment period of the meeting should register in person with the BLM, at the meeting location, before the meeting’s public comment period. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment, the amount of time for individual oral comments may be limited. The public may also submit written comments to the person listed above no later than July 20 to be made available to the RAC at the July 26, 2018, meeting. All written comments received will be provided to the council members. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal information in your comments, please be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–2. Rudy Evenson, Deputy Chief, Office of Communications. [FR Doc. 2018–12611 Filed 6–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission Renewals of Information Collections and Request for New Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act National Indian Gaming Commission. ACTION: Notice of request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: Indian gaming management contract-related submissions, as authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 3141–0004 (expires on November 30, 2018); Indian gaming fee paymentsrelated submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0007 (expires on November 30, 2018); minimum internal control standards for class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0009 (expires on November 30, 2018); facility license-related submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0012 (expires on November 30, 2018); and minimum technical standards for class II gaming systems and equipment submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0014 (expires on November 30, 2018). DATES: Submit comments on or before August 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the attention of: Tim Osumi, National Indian Gaming Commission, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop #1621, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may be faxed to (202) 632– 7066 and may be sent electronically to info@nigc.gov, subject: PRA renewals. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Osumi at (202) 632–7054; fax (202) 632– 7066 (not toll-free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Request for Comments You are invited to comment on these collections concerning: (i) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burdens (including the hours and cost) of the proposed collections of information, E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES including the validity of the methodologies and assumptions used; (iii) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (iv) ways to minimize the burdens of the information collections on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection techniques or forms of information technology. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB control number. It is the Commission’s policy to make all comments available to the public for review at its headquarters, located at 90 K Street NE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20002. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask in your comment that the Commission withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the Commission cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. II. Data Title: Management Contract Provisions. OMB Control Number: 3141–0004. Brief Description of Collection: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA or the Act), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., established the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) and laid out a comprehensive framework for the regulation of gaming on Indian lands. Amongst other actions necessary to carry out the Commission’s statutory duties, the Act requires the NIGC Chairman to review and approve all management contracts for the operation and management of class II and/or class III gaming activities, and to conduct background investigations of persons with direct or indirect financial interests in, and management responsibility for, management contracts. 25 U.S.C. 2710, 2711. The Commission is authorized to ‘‘promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement’’ IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). The Commission has promulgated parts 533, 535, and 537 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, to implement these statutory requirements. Section 533.2 requires a tribe or management contractor to submit a management contract for review within 60 days of execution, and to submit all of the items specified in § 533.3. Section 535.1 requires a tribe to submit an VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Jun 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 amendment to a management contract within 30 days of execution, and to submit all of the items specified in § 535.1(c). Section 535.2 requires a tribe or a management contractor, upon execution, to submit the assignment by a management contractor of its rights under a previously approved management contract. Section 537.1 requires a management contractor to submit all of the items specified in § 537.1(b),(c) in order for the Commission to conduct background investigations on: Each person with management responsibility for a management contract; each person who is a director of a corporation that is a party to a management contract; the ten persons who have the greatest direct or indirect financial interest in a management contract; any entity with a financial interest in a management contract; and any other person with a direct or indirect financial interest in a management contract, as otherwise designated by the Commission. This collection is mandatory, and the benefit to the respondents is the approval of Indian gaming management contracts, and any amendments thereto. Respondents: Tribal governing bodies and management contractors. Estimated Annual Responses: 43 (submissions of contracts, contract amendments, contract assignments, and background investigation material). Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, the range of time can vary from 10.0 burden hours to 20.0 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Response: Usually no more than once per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 692. Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $500,000. Title: Fees. OMB Control Number: 3141–0007. Brief Description of Collection: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA or the Act), 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., laid out a comprehensive framework for the regulation of gaming on Indian lands. Amongst other actions necessary to carry out the Commission’s statutory duties, the Act requires Indian tribes that conduct a class II and/or class III gaming activity to pay annual fees to the Commission on the basis of the assessable gross revenues of each gaming operation using rates established by the Commission. 25 U.S.C. 2717. The Commission is authorized to ‘‘promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement’’ IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). The Commission has PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27345 promulgated part 514 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, to implement these statutory requirements. Section 514.6 requires a tribe to submit, along with its fee payments, quarterly fee statements (worksheets) showing its assessable gross revenues for the previous fiscal year in order to support the computation of fees paid by each gaming operation. Section 514.7 requires a tribe to submit a notice within 30 days after a gaming operation changes its fiscal year. Section 514.15 allows a tribe to submit fingerprint cards to the Commission for processing by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), along with a fee to cover the NIGC’s and FBI’s cost to process the fingerprint cards on behalf of the tribes. Part of this collection is mandatory and the other part is voluntary. The required submission of the fee worksheets allows the Commission to both set and adjust fee rates, and to support the computation of fees paid by each gaming operation. In addition, the voluntary submission of fingerprint cards allows a tribe to conduct statutorily mandated background investigations on applicants for key employee and primary management official positions. Respondents: Indian gaming operations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 651. Estimated Annual Responses: 71,375. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, the range of time can vary from 0.5 burden hours to 2.0 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Response: Quarterly (for fee worksheets); varies (for fingerprint cards and fiscal year change notices). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 38,292. Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $1,467,585. Title: Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming. OMB Control Number: 3141–0009. Brief Description of Collection: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA or the Act), 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., laid out a comprehensive framework for the regulation of gaming on Indian lands. Amongst other actions necessary to carry out the Commission’s statutory duties, the Act directs the Commission to monitor class II gaming conducted on Indian lands on a continuing basis in order to adequately shield Indian gaming from organized crime and other corrupting influences, to ensure that the Indian tribe is the primary beneficiary of the gaming operation, and to assure that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 27346 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2018 / Notices by both the operator and players. 25 U.S.C. 2702(2), 2706(b)(1). The Commission is also authorized to ‘‘promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement’’ IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). The Commission has promulgated part 543 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, to aid it in monitoring class II gaming on a continuing basis. Section 543.3 requires a tribal gaming regulatory authority (TGRA) to submit to the Commission a notice requesting an extension to the deadline (by an additional six months) to achieve compliance with the requirements of the new tier after a gaming operation has moved from one tier to another. Section 543.5 requires a TGRA to submit a detailed report after the TGRA has approved an alternate standard to any of the NIGC’s minimum internal control standards, and the report must contain all of the items specified in § 543.5(a)(2). Section 543.23(c) requires a tribe to maintain internal audit reports and to make such reports available to the Commission upon request. Section 543.23(d) requires a tribe to submit two copies of the agreed-upon procedures (AUP) report within 120 days of the gaming operation’s fiscal year end. This collection is mandatory and allows the NIGC to confirm tribal compliance with the minimum internal control standards in the AUP reports. Respondents: Tribal governing bodies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 466. Estimated Annual Responses: 834. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the tier level of the gaming facility, the range of time can vary from 1 burden hour to 108 burden hours for one AUP audit report. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 11,340. Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $8,736,040. Title: Facility License Notifications and Submissions. OMB Control Number: 3141–0012. Brief Description of Collection: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA or the Act), 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., laid out a comprehensive framework for the regulation of gaming on Indian lands. Amongst other actions necessary to carry out the Commission’s statutory duties, the Act requires Indian tribes that conduct class II and/or class III gaming to issue ‘‘a separate license . . . for each place, facility, or location on Indian lands at which class II [and class III] gaming is conducted,’’ 25 U.S.C. 2710(b)(1), (d)(1), and to ensure that VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Jun 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 ‘‘the construction and maintenance of the gaming facilities, and the operation of that gaming is conducted in a manner which adequately protects the environment and public health and safety.’’ 25 U.S.C. 2710(b)(2)(E). The Commission is authorized to ‘‘promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement’’ IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). The Commission has promulgated part 559 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, to implement these requirements. Section 559.2 requires a tribe to submit a notice (that a facility license is under consideration for issuance) at least 120 days before opening any new facility on Indian lands where class II and/or class III gaming will occur, with the notice containing all of the items specified in § 559.2(b). Section 559.3 requires a tribe to submit a copy of each newly issued or renewed facility license within 30 days of issuance. Section 559.4 requires a tribe to submit an attestation certifying that by issuing the facility license, the tribe has determined that the construction, maintenance, and operation of that gaming facility is conducted in a manner that adequately protects the environment and the public health and safety. Section 559.5 requires a tribe to submit a notice within 30 days if a facility license is terminated or expires or if a gaming operation closes or reopens. Section 559.6 requires a tribe to maintain and provide applicable and available Indian lands or environmental and public health and safety documentation, if requested by the NIGC. This collection is mandatory and enables the Commission to perform its statutory duty by ensuring that tribal gaming facilities on Indian lands are properly licensed by the tribes. Respondents: Indian tribal gaming operations. Estimated Annual Responses: 110. Estimated Annual Responses: 269. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, the range of time can vary from 0.5 burden hours to 13.0 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 2,232. Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $6,663. Title: Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment. OMB Control Number: 3141–0014. Brief Description of Collection: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA or the Act), 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., laid out a comprehensive framework for the PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regulation of gaming on Indian lands. Amongst other actions necessary to carry out the Commission’s statutory duties, the Act directs the Commission to monitor class II gaming conducted on Indian lands on a continuing basis in order to adequately shield Indian gaming from organized crime and other corrupting influences, to ensure that the Indian tribe is the primary beneficiary of the gaming operation, and to assure that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both the operator and players. 25 U.S.C. 2702(2), 2706(b)(1). The Act allows Indian tribes to use ‘‘electronic, computer, or other technologic aids’’ to conduct class II gaming activities. 25 U.S.C. 2703(7)(A). The Commission is authorized to ‘‘promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement’’ IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). The Commission has promulgated part 547 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, to aid it in monitoring class II gaming facilities that are using electronic, computer, or other technologic aids to conduct class II gaming. Section 547.5(a)(2) requires that, for any grandfathered class II gaming system made available for use at any tribal gaming operation, the tribal gaming regulatory authority (TGRA): Must retain copies of the gaming system’s testing laboratory report, the TGRA’s compliance certificate, and the TGRA’s approval of its use; and must maintain records identifying these grandfathered class II gaming systems and their components. Section 547.5(b)(2) requires that, for any class II gaming system generally, the TGRA must retain a copy of the system’s testing laboratory report, and maintain records identifying the system and its components. As long as a class II gaming system is available to the public for play, section 547.5(c)(3) requires a TGRA to maintain records of any modification to such gaming system and a copy of its testing laboratory report. Section 547.5(d)(3) requires a TGRA to maintain records of approved emergency hardware and software modifications to a class II gaming system (and a copy of the testing laboratory report) so long as the gaming system remains available to the public for play, and must make the records available to the Commission upon request. Section 547.5(f) requires a TGRA to maintain records of its following determinations: (i) Regarding a testing laboratory’s (that is owned or operated or affiliated with a tribe) independence from the manufacturer and gaming operator for whom it is providing the testing, evaluating, and E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2018 / Notices reporting functions; (ii) regarding a testing laboratory’s suitability determination based upon standards no less stringent than those set out in 25 CFR 533.6(b)(1)(ii) through (v) and based upon no less information than that required by 25 CFR 537.1; and/or (iii) the TGRA’s acceptance of a testing laboratory’s suitability determination made by any other gaming regulatory authority in the United States. The TGRA must maintain said records for a minimum of three years and must make the records available to the Commission upon request. Section 547.17 requires a TGRA to submit a detailed report for each enumerated standard for which the TGRA approves an alternate standard, and the report must include: (i) An explanation of how the alternate standard achieves a level of security and integrity sufficient to accomplish the purpose of the standard it is to replace; and (ii) the alternate standard as approved and the record on which the approval is based. This collection is mandatory and allows the NIGC to confirm tribal compliance with NIGC regulations on ‘‘electronic, computer, or other technologic aids’’ to conduct class II gaming activities. Respondents: Tribal governing bodies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 492. Estimated Annual Responses: 500. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, the range of time can vary from 2.0 burden hours to 6.0 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 2,456. Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $0. Dated: May 31, 2018. Christinia Thomas, Chief of Staff (A). BILLING CODE 7565–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [NPS–NERO–GATE–25299; PPNEGATEB0, PPMVSCS1Z.Y00000] Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee National Park Service, Interior. Notice of renewal. AGENCY: The Secretary of the Interior is giving notice of renewal of the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Jun 11, 2018 Jkt 244001 Ryan K. Zinke, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2018–12559 Filed 6–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR03510000, XXXR0680R1, RR171260120019400] Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments. AGENCY: National Park Service SUMMARY: Authority: 54 U.S.C. 100906; 54 U.S.C. 100101(a) et seq. Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, New Mexico Unit of the Central Arizona Project; Catron, Grant, and Hidalgo Counties, New Mexico [FR Doc. 2018–12498 Filed 6–11–18; 8:45 am] ACTION: Committee. The Committee provides advice on the development of a specific reuse plan and on matters relating to the future uses of the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District within the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daphne Yun, Acting Public Affairs Officer, Gateway National Recreation Area, 210 New York Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305, or by telephone (718) 354–4602, or by email daphne_yun@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended). The certification of renewal is published below. Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the renewal of the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior by the National Park Service Organic Act (54 U.S.C. 100101(a) et seq.), and other statutes relating to the administration of the National Park Service. The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), as the lead Federal agency, and the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC), as joint lead agency, intend to gather information necessary for preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the effects of the construction and operation of a New Mexico Unit (NM Unit) of the Central Arizona Project (CAP). Reclamation and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27347 the ISC will work with land owners that may be impacted by construction and operation of the NM Unit. Reclamation and the ISC will evaluate and disclose the potential environmental effects on these lands to determine consistency with any applicable land use plans or other guiding documents. This notice also opens public scoping to identify potential issues, concerns, and alternatives to be considered in the EIS. DATES: Comments on the scope of the EIS are due 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Eight public scoping meetings will be held to solicit comments on the scope of the EIS and the issues and alternatives that should be analyzed. The dates and locations of the scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers, and the project website at: https://www.nmuniteis.com. At the time of this publication, the dates and locations of the scoping meetings will be on the project website. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the scope of the EIS to the Phoenix Area Office, Bureau of Reclamation (ATTN: NM Unit EIS), 6150 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, Arizona 85306, or by email to NMUnitEIS@empsi.com. If emailing comments, please use ‘‘NM Unit EIS’’ as the subject of your email. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Sean Heath at (623) 773–6250, or by email at NMUnitEIS@empsi.com. Additional information is available online at https://www.nmuniteis.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4231–4347; the Council on Environmental Quality’s Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA, 40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508; and the Department of the Interior’s regulations, 43 CFR part 46, Reclamation and the ISC, as joint lead agencies, intend to prepare an EIS on the NM Unit of the CAP. The Proposed Action would develop a NM Unit of the CAP to permit the consumptive use of Gila River water, diverted in accordance with the Consumptive Use and Forbearance Agreement (CUFA), and pursuant to the terms of the Arizona Water Settlements Act, Public Law 108– 451 (AWSA). Background The Colorado River Basin Project Act of 1968, Public Law 90–537, 43 U.S.C. Ch. 32, as amended by the AWSA, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to contract with water users in New Mexico for water from the Gila River, its tributaries and underground E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 113 (Tuesday, June 12, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27344-27347]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12498]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Indian Gaming Commission


Renewals of Information Collections and Request for New 
Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act

AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is seeking 
comments on the renewal of information collections for the following 
activities: Indian gaming management contract-related submissions, as 
authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 
3141-0004 (expires on November 30, 2018); Indian gaming fee payments-
related submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0007 
(expires on November 30, 2018); minimum internal control standards for 
class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as 
authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0009 (expires on November 30, 
2018); facility license-related submission and recordkeeping 
requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0012 (expires on 
November 30, 2018); and minimum technical standards for class II gaming 
systems and equipment submission and recordkeeping requirements, as 
authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0014 (expires on November 30, 
2018).

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the attention 
of: Tim Osumi, National Indian Gaming Commission, 1849 C Street NW, 
Mail Stop #1621, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may be faxed to (202) 
632-7066 and may be sent electronically to [email protected], subject: PRA 
renewals.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Osumi at (202) 632-7054; fax (202) 
632-7066 (not toll-free numbers).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Request for Comments

    You are invited to comment on these collections concerning: (i) 
Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimates of the burdens (including the hours and cost) of the 
proposed collections of information,

[[Page 27345]]

including the validity of the methodologies and assumptions used; (iii) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; (iv) ways to minimize the burdens of the information 
collections on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other collection 
techniques or forms of information technology. Please note that an 
agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond 
to, a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB control 
number.
    It is the Commission's policy to make all comments available to the 
public for review at its headquarters, located at 90 K Street NE, Suite 
200, Washington, DC 20002. Before including your address, phone number, 
email address, or other personal identifying information in your 
comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including your 
personal identifying information--may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you may ask in your comment that the Commission withhold 
your personal identifying information from public review, the 
Commission cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

II. Data

    Title: Management Contract Provisions.
    OMB Control Number: 3141-0004.
    Brief Description of Collection: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 
(IGRA or the Act), Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., 
established the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) 
and laid out a comprehensive framework for the regulation of gaming on 
Indian lands. Amongst other actions necessary to carry out the 
Commission's statutory duties, the Act requires the NIGC Chairman to 
review and approve all management contracts for the operation and 
management of class II and/or class III gaming activities, and to 
conduct background investigations of persons with direct or indirect 
financial interests in, and management responsibility for, management 
contracts. 25 U.S.C. 2710, 2711. The Commission is authorized to 
``promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to 
implement'' IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). The Commission has promulgated 
parts 533, 535, and 537 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, to 
implement these statutory requirements.
    Section 533.2 requires a tribe or management contractor to submit a 
management contract for review within 60 days of execution, and to 
submit all of the items specified in Sec.  533.3. Section 535.1 
requires a tribe to submit an amendment to a management contract within 
30 days of execution, and to submit all of the items specified in Sec.  
535.1(c). Section 535.2 requires a tribe or a management contractor, 
upon execution, to submit the assignment by a management contractor of 
its rights under a previously approved management contract. Section 
537.1 requires a management contractor to submit all of the items 
specified in Sec.  537.1(b),(c) in order for the Commission to conduct 
background investigations on: Each person with management 
responsibility for a management contract; each person who is a director 
of a corporation that is a party to a management contract; the ten 
persons who have the greatest direct or indirect financial interest in 
a management contract; any entity with a financial interest in a 
management contract; and any other person with a direct or indirect 
financial interest in a management contract, as otherwise designated by 
the Commission. This collection is mandatory, and the benefit to the 
respondents is the approval of Indian gaming management contracts, and 
any amendments thereto.
    Respondents: Tribal governing bodies and management contractors.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 43 (submissions of contracts, contract 
amendments, contract assignments, and background investigation 
material).
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, 
the range of time can vary from 10.0 burden hours to 20.0 burden hours 
for one item.
    Frequency of Response: Usually no more than once per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 692.
    Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $500,000.

    Title: Fees.
    OMB Control Number: 3141-0007.

    Brief Description of Collection: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 
(IGRA or the Act), 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., laid out a comprehensive 
framework for the regulation of gaming on Indian lands. Amongst other 
actions necessary to carry out the Commission's statutory duties, the 
Act requires Indian tribes that conduct a class II and/or class III 
gaming activity to pay annual fees to the Commission on the basis of 
the assessable gross revenues of each gaming operation using rates 
established by the Commission. 25 U.S.C. 2717. The Commission is 
authorized to ``promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems 
appropriate to implement'' IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). The Commission 
has promulgated part 514 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, to 
implement these statutory requirements.
    Section 514.6 requires a tribe to submit, along with its fee 
payments, quarterly fee statements (worksheets) showing its assessable 
gross revenues for the previous fiscal year in order to support the 
computation of fees paid by each gaming operation. Section 514.7 
requires a tribe to submit a notice within 30 days after a gaming 
operation changes its fiscal year. Section 514.15 allows a tribe to 
submit fingerprint cards to the Commission for processing by the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), along with a fee to cover the 
NIGC's and FBI's cost to process the fingerprint cards on behalf of the 
tribes. Part of this collection is mandatory and the other part is 
voluntary. The required submission of the fee worksheets allows the 
Commission to both set and adjust fee rates, and to support the 
computation of fees paid by each gaming operation. In addition, the 
voluntary submission of fingerprint cards allows a tribe to conduct 
statutorily mandated background investigations on applicants for key 
employee and primary management official positions.
    Respondents: Indian gaming operations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 651.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 71,375.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, 
the range of time can vary from 0.5 burden hours to 2.0 burden hours 
for one item.
    Frequency of Response: Quarterly (for fee worksheets); varies (for 
fingerprint cards and fiscal year change notices).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 38,292.
    Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $1,467,585.

    Title: Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming.
    OMB Control Number: 3141-0009.
    Brief Description of Collection: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 
(IGRA or the Act), 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., laid out a comprehensive 
framework for the regulation of gaming on Indian lands. Amongst other 
actions necessary to carry out the Commission's statutory duties, the 
Act directs the Commission to monitor class II gaming conducted on 
Indian lands on a continuing basis in order to adequately shield Indian 
gaming from organized crime and other corrupting influences, to ensure 
that the Indian tribe is the primary beneficiary of the gaming 
operation, and to assure that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly

[[Page 27346]]

by both the operator and players. 25 U.S.C. 2702(2), 2706(b)(1). The 
Commission is also authorized to ``promulgate such regulations and 
guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement'' IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 
2706(b)(10). The Commission has promulgated part 543 of title 25, Code 
of Federal Regulations, to aid it in monitoring class II gaming on a 
continuing basis.
    Section 543.3 requires a tribal gaming regulatory authority (TGRA) 
to submit to the Commission a notice requesting an extension to the 
deadline (by an additional six months) to achieve compliance with the 
requirements of the new tier after a gaming operation has moved from 
one tier to another. Section 543.5 requires a TGRA to submit a detailed 
report after the TGRA has approved an alternate standard to any of the 
NIGC's minimum internal control standards, and the report must contain 
all of the items specified in Sec.  543.5(a)(2). Section 543.23(c) 
requires a tribe to maintain internal audit reports and to make such 
reports available to the Commission upon request. Section 543.23(d) 
requires a tribe to submit two copies of the agreed-upon procedures 
(AUP) report within 120 days of the gaming operation's fiscal year end. 
This collection is mandatory and allows the NIGC to confirm tribal 
compliance with the minimum internal control standards in the AUP 
reports.
    Respondents: Tribal governing bodies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 466.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 834.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the tier level of the 
gaming facility, the range of time can vary from 1 burden hour to 108 
burden hours for one AUP audit report.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 11,340.
    Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $8,736,040.

    Title: Facility License Notifications and Submissions.
    OMB Control Number: 3141-0012.
    Brief Description of Collection: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 
(IGRA or the Act), 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., laid out a comprehensive 
framework for the regulation of gaming on Indian lands. Amongst other 
actions necessary to carry out the Commission's statutory duties, the 
Act requires Indian tribes that conduct class II and/or class III 
gaming to issue ``a separate license . . . for each place, facility, or 
location on Indian lands at which class II [and class III] gaming is 
conducted,'' 25 U.S.C. 2710(b)(1), (d)(1), and to ensure that ``the 
construction and maintenance of the gaming facilities, and the 
operation of that gaming is conducted in a manner which adequately 
protects the environment and public health and safety.'' 25 U.S.C. 
2710(b)(2)(E). The Commission is authorized to ``promulgate such 
regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement'' IGRA. 
25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). The Commission has promulgated part 559 of title 
25, Code of Federal Regulations, to implement these requirements.
    Section 559.2 requires a tribe to submit a notice (that a facility 
license is under consideration for issuance) at least 120 days before 
opening any new facility on Indian lands where class II and/or class 
III gaming will occur, with the notice containing all of the items 
specified in Sec.  559.2(b). Section 559.3 requires a tribe to submit a 
copy of each newly issued or renewed facility license within 30 days of 
issuance. Section 559.4 requires a tribe to submit an attestation 
certifying that by issuing the facility license, the tribe has 
determined that the construction, maintenance, and operation of that 
gaming facility is conducted in a manner that adequately protects the 
environment and the public health and safety. Section 559.5 requires a 
tribe to submit a notice within 30 days if a facility license is 
terminated or expires or if a gaming operation closes or reopens. 
Section 559.6 requires a tribe to maintain and provide applicable and 
available Indian lands or environmental and public health and safety 
documentation, if requested by the NIGC. This collection is mandatory 
and enables the Commission to perform its statutory duty by ensuring 
that tribal gaming facilities on Indian lands are properly licensed by 
the tribes.
    Respondents: Indian tribal gaming operations.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 110.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 269.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, 
the range of time can vary from 0.5 burden hours to 13.0 burden hours 
for one item.
    Frequency of Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 2,232.
    Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $6,663.

    Title: Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and 
Equipment.
    OMB Control Number: 3141-0014.
    Brief Description of Collection: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 
(IGRA or the Act), 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., laid out a comprehensive 
framework for the regulation of gaming on Indian lands. Amongst other 
actions necessary to carry out the Commission's statutory duties, the 
Act directs the Commission to monitor class II gaming conducted on 
Indian lands on a continuing basis in order to adequately shield Indian 
gaming from organized crime and other corrupting influences, to ensure 
that the Indian tribe is the primary beneficiary of the gaming 
operation, and to assure that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly 
by both the operator and players. 25 U.S.C. 2702(2), 2706(b)(1). The 
Act allows Indian tribes to use ``electronic, computer, or other 
technologic aids'' to conduct class II gaming activities. 25 U.S.C. 
2703(7)(A). The Commission is authorized to ``promulgate such 
regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement'' IGRA. 
25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). The Commission has promulgated part 547 of title 
25, Code of Federal Regulations, to aid it in monitoring class II 
gaming facilities that are using electronic, computer, or other 
technologic aids to conduct class II gaming.
    Section 547.5(a)(2) requires that, for any grandfathered class II 
gaming system made available for use at any tribal gaming operation, 
the tribal gaming regulatory authority (TGRA): Must retain copies of 
the gaming system's testing laboratory report, the TGRA's compliance 
certificate, and the TGRA's approval of its use; and must maintain 
records identifying these grandfathered class II gaming systems and 
their components. Section 547.5(b)(2) requires that, for any class II 
gaming system generally, the TGRA must retain a copy of the system's 
testing laboratory report, and maintain records identifying the system 
and its components. As long as a class II gaming system is available to 
the public for play, section 547.5(c)(3) requires a TGRA to maintain 
records of any modification to such gaming system and a copy of its 
testing laboratory report. Section 547.5(d)(3) requires a TGRA to 
maintain records of approved emergency hardware and software 
modifications to a class II gaming system (and a copy of the testing 
laboratory report) so long as the gaming system remains available to 
the public for play, and must make the records available to the 
Commission upon request. Section 547.5(f) requires a TGRA to maintain 
records of its following determinations: (i) Regarding a testing 
laboratory's (that is owned or operated or affiliated with a tribe) 
independence from the manufacturer and gaming operator for whom it is 
providing the testing, evaluating, and

[[Page 27347]]

reporting functions; (ii) regarding a testing laboratory's suitability 
determination based upon standards no less stringent than those set out 
in 25 CFR 533.6(b)(1)(ii) through (v) and based upon no less 
information than that required by 25 CFR 537.1; and/or (iii) the TGRA's 
acceptance of a testing laboratory's suitability determination made by 
any other gaming regulatory authority in the United States. The TGRA 
must maintain said records for a minimum of three years and must make 
the records available to the Commission upon request. Section 547.17 
requires a TGRA to submit a detailed report for each enumerated 
standard for which the TGRA approves an alternate standard, and the 
report must include: (i) An explanation of how the alternate standard 
achieves a level of security and integrity sufficient to accomplish the 
purpose of the standard it is to replace; and (ii) the alternate 
standard as approved and the record on which the approval is based. 
This collection is mandatory and allows the NIGC to confirm tribal 
compliance with NIGC regulations on ``electronic, computer, or other 
technologic aids'' to conduct class II gaming activities.
    Respondents: Tribal governing bodies.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 492.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 500.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, 
the range of time can vary from 2.0 burden hours to 6.0 burden hours 
for one item.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 2,456.
    Estimated Total Non-Hour Cost Burden: $0.

    Dated: May 31, 2018.
Christinia Thomas,
Chief of Staff (A).
[FR Doc. 2018-12498 Filed 6-11-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7565-01-P