Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Oklahoma, 55199 [2018-23920]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 213 / Friday, November 2, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Bureau of Land Management [LLCAD06000 L51010000.ER0000 LVRWB18B5480 18X; MO 4500126502] [190A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G] Indian Gaming; Approval of TribalState Class III Gaming Compact Amendment in the State of Oklahoma AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the EDF Renewable Energy Palen Solar Photovoltaic Project Riverside County, California Notice. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) to Authorize a Right-of-Way (ROW) and amend the California Desert Conservation Area Plan (CDCA Plan) for the EDF Renewable Energy Palen Solar Photovoltaic Project, and by this Notice is announcing its availability. The Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management (ASLM) signed the ROD on October 29, 2018, which constitutes the final decision of the Department, and makes the Approved Land Use Plan Amendment to the CDCA Plan and authorization of a ROW effective immediately. This decision is not subject to appeal under Departmental regulations, and any challenge to this decision, including the BLM Authorized Officer’s issuance of the ROW as directed by this decision, must be brought in Federal district court. 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The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a SUMMARY: The State of Oklahoma entered into a compact amendment with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes governing certain forms of class III gaming; this notice announces the approval of the Model Tribal Gaming Compact Supplement between the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and State of Oklahoma. SUMMARY: The compact amendment is effective on November 2, 2018. DATES: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) Public Law 100– 497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. As required by IGRA and 25 CFR 293.4, all compacts and amendments are subject to review and approval by the Secretary. The compact amendment authorizes the Tribes to engage in certain additional class III gaming activities, provides for the application of existing revenue sharing agreements to the additional forms of class III gaming, and designates how the State will distribute revenue sharing funds. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 27, 2018. Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2018–23920 Filed 11–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Nov 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55199 message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[190A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900253G]


Indian Gaming; Approval of Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact 
Amendment in the State of Oklahoma

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State of Oklahoma entered into a compact amendment with 
the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes governing certain forms of class III 
gaming; this notice announces the approval of the Model Tribal Gaming 
Compact Supplement between the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and State of 
Oklahoma.

DATES: The compact amendment is effective on November 2, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary--Policy and 
Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming 
Regulatory Act (IGRA) Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the 
Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice 
of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class 
III gaming activities on Indian lands. As required by IGRA and 25 CFR 
293.4, all compacts and amendments are subject to review and approval 
by the Secretary. The compact amendment authorizes the Tribes to engage 
in certain additional class III gaming activities, provides for the 
application of existing revenue sharing agreements to the additional 
forms of class III gaming, and designates how the State will distribute 
revenue sharing funds.

    Dated: September 27, 2018.
Tara Sweeney,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2018-23920 Filed 11-1-18; 8:45 am]
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