Submission of Information Collections Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 70992-70996 [2019-27839]

Download as PDF 70992 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices Public Availability of Comments Written comments we receive become part of the administrative record associated with this action. 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 can request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Moreover, all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Next Steps If we decide to issue permits to any of the applicants listed in this notice, we will publish a notice in the Federal Register. Authority Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Martin Miller, Chief, Division of Endangered Species, Ecological Services, Northeast Region. [FR Doc. 2019–27727 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNML00000 L12200000.DF0000 20XL1109AF] Notice of Public Meeting for the Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council Meeting, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Las Cruces District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The RAC will hold a full-day field trip and a half-day public meeting on January 22 and 23, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The public comment period is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on January 23. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 The field trip will originate and end at the BLM Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001. The meeting will be held at the same address. The public may send written comments to the RAC at this same address, Attn: Bill Childress. In order to be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than January 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Designated Federal Official Bill Childress, BLM Las Cruces District, 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, NM 88001, telephone: 575–525–4421, email: wchildre@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 Mr. Childress during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 10member Las Cruces District RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in the Las Cruces District. A field trip will take RAC members to several areas in the District related to the Rincon Watershed Restoration Project and ongoing collaborative efforts. The planned meeting agenda includes updates on current and proposed land/realty, planning, and energy projects in the Las Cruces District, including an update on the American Magnesium Mining Plan of Operation. In addition, the RAC will discuss the field trip points about the Rincon Watershed Restoration Project. The field trip and meeting are open to the public. Persons wishing to attend the field trip will need to provide their own transportation. In addition, persons wishing to make comments during the public comment period should register in person with the BLM by 11:00 a.m. on the meeting day, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment, the length of comments may be limited. Public Disclosure of Comments: 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 can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1) Timothy R. Spisak, BLM New Mexico State Director. [FR Doc. 2019–27689 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission Submission of Information Collections Under the Paperwork Reduction Act National Indian Gaming Commission, Interior. ACTION: Second notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is announcing its submission, concurrently with the publication of this notice or soon thereafter, of the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Commission is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: Compliance and enforcement actions under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0001; tribal gaming ordinance approvals, background investigations, and issuance of licenses as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0003; National Environmental Policy Act submissions as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0006; and issuance to tribes of certificates of self-regulation for class II gaming as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0008. These information collections all expire on January 31, 2020. DATES: The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection requests, but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by no later than January 27, 2020 in order to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Policy Analyst/ Desk Officer for the National Indian Gaming Commission. Comments can also be emailed to <OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov,> include reference to ‘‘NIGC PRA Renewals’’ in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including copies of the proposed collections of information and supporting documentation, contact Tim Osumi at (202) 632–7054; fax (202) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices 632–7066 (not toll-free numbers). You may also review these information collection requests by going to <http:// www.reginfo.gov> (Information Collection Review, Currently Under Review, Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The gathering of this information is in keeping with the purposes of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA or the Act), Public Law 100–497, 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., which include: Providing a statutory basis for the operation of gaming by Indian tribes as a means of promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong tribal governments; ensuring that the Indian tribe is the primary beneficiary of the gaming operation; and declaring that the establishment of independent federal regulatory authority for gaming on Indian lands, the establishment of federal standards for gaming on Indian lands, and the establishment of the Commission, are necessary to meet congressional concerns regarding gaming and to protect such gaming as a means of generating tribal revenue. 25 U.S.C. 2702. The Act established the Commission and laid out a comprehensive framework for the regulation of gaming on Indian lands. II. Data Title: Indian Gaming Compliance and Enforcement. OMB Control Number: 3141–0001. Brief Description of Collection: Although IGRA places primary responsibility with the tribes for regulating their gaming activities, 25 U.S.C. 2706(b) directs the Commission to monitor class II gaming conducted on Indian lands on a continuing basis. Amongst other actions necessary to carry out the Commission’s statutory duties, the Act authorizes the Commission to access and inspect all papers, books, and records relating to gross revenues of a gaming operation. The Act also requires tribes to provide the Commission with annual independent audits of their gaming operations, including audits of all contracts in excess of $25,000. 25 U.S.C. 2710(b)(2)(C), (D); 2710(d)(1)(A)(ii). The Act also authorizes the Commission to ‘‘promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement’’ IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). Part 571 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, implements these statutory requirements. Section 571.7(a) requires Indian gaming operations to keep/maintain VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 permanent books of account and records sufficient to establish the amount of gross and net income, deductions and expenses, receipts and disbursements, and other relevant financial information. Section 571.7(c) requires that these records be kept for at least five years. Under § 571.7(b), the Commission may require a gaming operation to submit statements, reports, accountings, and specific records that will enable the NIGC to determine whether or not such operation is liable for fees payable to the Commission (and in what amount). Section 571.7(d) requires a gaming operation to keep copies of all enforcement actions that a tribe or a state has taken against the operation. Section 571.12 requires tribes to prepare comparative financial statements covering all financial activities of each class II and class III gaming operation on the tribe’s Indian lands, and to engage an independent certified public accountant to provide an annual audit of the financial statements of each gaming operation. Section 571.13 requires tribes to prepare and submit to the Commission two paper copies or one electronic copy of the financial statements and audits, together with management letter(s) and other documented auditor communications and/or reports as a result of the audit, setting forth the results of each fiscal year. The submission must be sent to the Commission within 120 days after the end of the fiscal year of each gaming operation, including when a gaming operation changes its fiscal year or when gaming ceases to operate. Section 571.14 requires tribes to reconcile quarterly fee reports with audited financial statements and to keep/ maintain this information to be available to the NIGC upon request in order to facilitate the performance of compliance audits. This information collection is mandatory and allows the Commission to fulfill its statutory responsibilities under IGRA to regulate gaming on Indian lands. Respondents: Indian tribal gaming operations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 723. Estimated Annual Responses: 723. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of information collection, the range of time can vary from 25 burden hours to 2,250 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Responses: 1 per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 127,489. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70993 Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $35,033,688. Title: Approval of Class II and Class III Ordinances, Background Investigations, and Gaming Licenses. OMB Control Number: 3141–0003. Brief Description of Collection: The Act sets standards for the regulation of gaming on Indian lands, including requirements for the approval or disapproval of tribal gaming ordinances. Specifically, § 2705(a)(3) requires the NIGC Chair to review all class II and class III tribal gaming ordinances. Section 2710 sets forth the specific requirements for the tribal gaming ordinances, including the requirement that there be adequate systems in place: To cause background investigations to be conducted on individuals in key employee and primary management official (PMO) positions (§ 2710(b)(2)(F)(i)); and to provide two prompt notifications to the Commission, including one containing the results of the background investigations before the issuance of any gaming licenses, and the other one of the issuance of such gaming licenses to key employees and PMOs (§ 2710(b)(2)(F)(ii)). In addition, § 2710(d)(2)(D)(ii) requires tribes who have, in their sole discretion, revoked any prior class III ordinance or resolution to submit a notice of such revocation to the NIGC Chair. The Act also authorizes the Commission to ‘‘promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement’’ IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). Parts 519, 522, 556, and 558 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, implement these statutory requirements. Sections 519.1 and 519.2 require a tribe, management contractor, and a tribal operator to designate an agent for service of process, and § 522.2(g) requires it to be submitted by written notification to the Commission. Section 522.2(a) requires a tribe to submit a copy of an ordinance or resolution certified as authentic, and that meets the approval requirements in 25 CFR 522.4(b) or 522.6. Sections 522.10 and 522.11 require tribes to submit, respectively, an ordinance for the licensing of individually owned gaming operations other than those operating on September 1, 1986, and for the licensing of individually owned gaming operations operating on September 1, 1986. Section 522.3(a) requires a tribe to submit an amendment to an ordinance or resolution within 15 days after adoption of such amendment. Section 522.2(b)–(h) requires tribes to submit to the Commission: (i) Procedures that the tribe will employ in conducting background investigations E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 70994 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices on key employees and PMOs, and to ensure that key employees and PMOs are notified of their rights under the Privacy Act; (ii) procedures that the tribe will use to issue licenses to key employees and PMOs; (iii) copies of all tribal gaming regulations; (iv) a copy of any applicable tribal-state compact or procedures as prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior; (v) procedures for resolving disputes between the gaming public and the tribe or the management contractor; and (vi) the identification of the law enforcement agent that will take fingerprints and the procedures for conducting criminal history checks, including a check of criminal history records information maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Section 522.3(b) requires a tribe to submit any amendment to these submissions within 15 days after adoption of such amendment. Section 522.12(a) requires a tribe to submit to the Commission a copy of an authentic ordinance revocation or resolution. Section 556.4 requires tribes to mandate the submission of the following information from applicants for key employee and PMO positions: (i) Name(s), Social Security number(s), date and place of birth, citizenship, gender, and languages; (ii) present and past business and employment positions, ownership interests, business and residential addresses, and driver’s license number(s); (iii) the names and addresses of personal references; (iv) current business and personal telephone numbers; (v) a description of any existing and previous business relationships with Indian tribes, including ownership interests; (vi) a description of any existing and previous business relationships with the gaming industry generally, including ownership interests; (vii) the name and address of any licensing/regulatory agency with which the person has filed an application for a license or permit related to gaming, even if the license or permit was not granted; (viii) for each ongoing felony prosecution or conviction, the charge, the name and address of the court, and the date and disposition, if any; (ix) for each misdemeanor conviction or ongoing prosecution within the past 10 years, the name and address of the court and the date and disposition; (x) for each criminal charge in the past 10 years that is not otherwise listed, the criminal charge, the name and address of the court, and the date and disposition; (xi) the name and address of any licensing/ regulatory agency with which the person has filed an application for an occupational license or permit, even if VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 the license or permit was not granted; (xii) a photograph; and (xiii) fingerprints. Sections 556.2 and 556.3 require tribes to place a specific Privacy Act notice on their key employee and PMO applications, and to warn applicants regarding the penalty for false statements by also placing a specific false statement notice on their applications. Sections 556.6(a) and 558.3(e) require tribes to keep/maintain the individuals’ complete application files, investigative reports, and eligibility determinations during their employment and for at least three years after termination of their employment. Section 556.6(b)(1) requires tribes to create and maintain an investigative report on each background investigation that includes: (i) The steps taken in conducting a background investigation; (ii) the results obtained; (iii) the conclusions reached; and (iv) the basis for those conclusions. Section 556.6(b)(2) requires tribes to submit, no later than 60 days after an applicant begins work, a notice of results of the applicant’s background investigation that includes: (i) The applicant’s name, date of birth, and Social Security number; (ii) the date on which the applicant began or will begin work as a key employee or PMO; (iii) a summary of the information presented in the investigative report; and (iv) a copy of the eligibility determination. Section 558.3(b) requires a tribe to notify the Commission of the issuance of PMO and key employee licenses within 30 days after such issuance. Section 558.3(d) requires a tribe to notify the Commission if the tribe does not issue a license to an applicant, and requires it to forward copies of its eligibility determination and notice of results to the Commission for inclusion in the Indian Gaming Individuals Record System. Section 558.4(e) requires a tribe, after a gaming license revocation hearing, to notify the Commission of its decision to revoke or reinstate a gaming license within 45 days of receiving notification from the Commission that a specific individual in a PMO or key employee position is not eligible for continued employment. These information collections are mandatory and allow the Commission to carry out its statutory duties. Respondents: Indian tribal gaming operations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,626. Estimated Annual Responses: 220,461. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of information collection, the range of time can vary PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from 3.0 burden hour to 3,807 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 972,377. Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $1,287,967. Title: NEPA Compliance. OMB Control Number: 3141–0006. Brief Description of Collection: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq., and the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) implementing regulations, require federal agencies to prepare (or cause to be prepared) environmental documents for agency actions that may have a significant impact on the environment. Under NEPA, an Environmental Assessment (EA) must be prepared when the agency action cannot be categorically excluded, or the environmental consequences of the agency action will not result in a significant impact or the environmental impacts are unclear and need to be further defined. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must be prepared when the agency action will likely result in significant impacts to the environment. Amongst other actions necessary to carry out the Commission’s statutory duties, the Act requires the NIGC Chair to review and approve third-party management contracts that involve the operation of tribal gaming facilities. 25 U.S.C. 2711. The Commission has taken the position that the NEPA process is triggered when a tribe and a potential contractor seek approval of a management contract. Normally, an EA or EIS and its supporting documents are prepared by an environmental consulting firm and submitted to the Commission by the tribe. In the case of an EA, the Commission independently evaluates the NEPA document, verifies its content, and assumes responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained therein. In the case of an EIS, the Commission directs and is responsible for the preparation of the NEPA document, but the tribe or potential contractor is responsible for paying for the preparation of the document. The information collected includes, but is not limited to, maps, charts, technical studies, correspondence from other agencies (federal, tribal, state, and local), and comments from the public. These information collections are mandatory and allow the Commission to carry out its statutory duties. Respondents: Tribal governing bodies, management contractors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices Estimated Annual Responses: 7. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on whether the response is an EA or an EIS, the range of time can vary from 2 burden hours to 30 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 33. Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $494,132. Title: Issuance of Certificates of SelfRegulation to Tribes for Class II Gaming. OMB Control Number: 3141–0008. Brief Description of Collection: The Act sets the standards for the regulation of Indian gaming, including a framework for the issuance of certificates of self-regulation for class II gaming operations to tribes that meet certain qualifications. Specifically, 25 U.S.C. 2710(c) authorizes the Commission to issue a certificate of selfregulation if it determines that a tribe has: (i) Conducted its gaming activity in a manner that has resulted in an effective and honest accounting of all revenues, in a reputation for safe, fair, and honest operation of the activity, and has been generally free of evidence of criminal or dishonest activity; (ii) adopted and is implementing adequate systems for the accounting of all revenues from the activity, for the investigation, licensing, and monitoring of all employees of the gaming activity, and for the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of violations of its gaming ordinance and regulations; and (iii) conducted the operation on a fiscally and economically sound basis. The Act also authorizes the Commission to ‘‘promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement’’ IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). Part 518 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, implements these statutory requirements. Section 518.3(e) requires a tribe’s gaming operation(s) and the tribal regulatory body (TRB) to have kept all records needed to support the petition for self-regulation for the three years immediately preceding the date of the petition submission. Section 518.4 requires a tribe petitioning for a certificate of self-regulation to submit the following to the Commission, accompanied by supporting documentation: (i) Two copies of a petition for self-regulation approved by the tribal governing body and certified as authentic; (ii) a description of how the tribe meets the eligibility criteria in § 518.3; (iii) a brief history of each gaming operation, including the opening dates and periods of voluntary or involuntary closure(s); (iv) a TRB VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 organizational chart; (v) a brief description of the criteria that individuals must meet before being eligible for employment as a tribal regulator; (vi) a brief description of the process by which the TRB is funded, and the funding level for the three years immediately preceding the date of the petition; (vii) a list of the current regulators and TRB employees, their complete resumes, their titles, the dates that they began employment, and if serving limited terms, the expiration date of such terms; (viii) a brief description of the accounting system(s) at the gaming operation that tracks the flow of the gaming revenues; (ix) a list of the gaming activity internal controls at the gaming operation(s); (x) a description of the recordkeeping system(s) for all investigations, enforcement actions, and prosecutions of violations of the tribal gaming ordinance or regulations, for the threeyear period immediately preceding the date of the petition; and (xi) the tribe’s current set of gaming regulations, if not included in the approved tribal gaming ordinance. Section 518.10 requires each Indian gaming tribe that has been issued a certificate of self-regulation to submit to the Commission the following information by April 15th of each year following the first year of selfregulation, or within 120 days after the end of each gaming operation’s fiscal year: (i) An annual independent audit; and (ii) a complete resume for all TRB employees hired and licensed by the tribe subsequent to its receipt of a certificate of self-regulation. Submission of the petition and supporting documentation is voluntary. Once a certificate of self-regulation has been issued, the submission of certain other information is mandatory. Respondents: Tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11. Estimated Annual Responses: 11. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the information collection, the range of time can vary from 1 burden hour to 284 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Responses: One per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 257. Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $203,825. III. Request for Comments Regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, require that interested members of the public have an opportunity to comment on an agency’s information collection and PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70995 recordkeeping activities. See 5 CFR 1320.8(d). To comply with the public consultation process, the Commission previously published its 60-day notice of its intent to submit the abovementioned information collection requests to OMB for approval. See 81 FR 36322 (June 6, 2016). The Commission did not receive any comments in response to that notice and request for comments. The Commission will submit the preceding requests to OMB to renew its approval of the information collections. The Commission is requesting a threeyear term of approval for each of these information collection and recordkeeping activities. You are again 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, 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. It should be noted that as a result of the Commission reviewing its own records that track the number of tribal and/or management contractor submissions and after surveying tribal gaming operators, tribal gaming regulatory authorities, and/or management contractors regarding the Commission’s submission and recordkeeping requirements, many of the previously published burden estimates have changed since the publication of the Commission’s 60-day notice on July 1, 2019. If you wish to comment in response to this notice, you may send your comments to the office listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice by January 27, 2020. Comments submitted in response to this second notice will be summarized and become a matter of public record. The NIGC will not request nor sponsor a collection of information, and you need not respond to such a request, if there is no valid OMB Control Number. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 70996 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices MPS), 1830 Sutter St., San Francisco, MP100004868 Dated: December 19, 2019. Christinia Thomas, Chief of Staff (Acting). MINNESOTA [FR Doc. 2019–27839 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] Clay County BILLING CODE 7565–01–P [FR Doc. 2019–27737 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Moorhead Storage and Transfer Company Warehouse, 1010 Center Ave., Moorhead, SG100004863 National Park Service Kandiyohi County DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Sperry, Albert H. and Jennie C., House, 228 Porto Rico St., Willmar, SG100004861 National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#-29448; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] Waseca County National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before November 30, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. DATES: Comments should be submitted by January 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent via U.S. Postal Service and all other carriers to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their consideration were received by the National Park Service before November 30, 2019. Pursuant to Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. 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 can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Nominations submitted by State or Tribal Historic Preservation Officers: SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Dated: December 2, 2019. Julie H. Ernstein, Supervisory Archeologist, National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmarks Program. CALIFORNIA Los Angeles County Eastern Star Home, 11725 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, SG100004858 San Francisco County Japanese YWCA, (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California, 1850–1970 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 Waseca Commercial Historic District, Centering on State St. between Third Ave. NE/NW and Second Ave. SE/SW; Roughly Bounded by Second St. NW/SW and the Canadian Pacific RR Tracks, Waseca, SG100004864 BILLING CODE 4312–52–P [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#–29477; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: NEW HAMPSHIRE ACTION: Sullivan County SUMMARY: MINNESOTA The National Park Service is soliciting comments on the significance of properties nominated before December 7, 2019, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. DATES: Comments should be submitted by January 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent via U.S. Postal Service and all other carriers to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their consideration were received by the National Park Service before December 7, 2019. Pursuant to Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. 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 can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Nominations submitted by State or Tribal Historic Preservation Officers: Wright County HAWAII Akerlund, August, Photographic Studio (Additional Documentation), 390 Broadway Ave., Cokato, AD77000777 (Authority: Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60) Hawaii County Awong Brothers Store, (Honoka’a Town, Hawaii MPS), 45–3600 Mamane St., Honoka’a, MP100004873 Langdon Meeting House, Five Walker Hill Rd., Langdon, SG100004859 TEXAS Galveston County Galveston, Houston & Henderson (GH&H) Freight Depot, 325 33rd St., Galveston, SG100004866 An owner objection was received for the following resource: CALIFORNIA San Francisco County Gran Oriente Filipino Hotel, (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California, 1850–1970 MPS), 104–106 South Park St., San Francisco, MP100004869 A request for removal has been made for the following resource: MINNESOTA Wright County Mealey, Tobias G., House, Territorial Rd., Monticello, OT76001082 Additional documentation has been received for the following resources: ILLINOIS Winnebago County Haight Village Historic District (Additional Documentation), Roughly bounded by Walnut & Kishwaukee Sts., Chicago Northwestern RR tracks & Madison St., Rockford, AD87002044 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 247 (Thursday, December 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27839]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Indian Gaming Commission


Submission of Information Collections Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act

AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission, Interior.

ACTION: Second notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is announcing 
its submission, concurrently with the publication of this notice or 
soon thereafter, of the following information collection requests to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The 
Commission is seeking comments on the renewal of information 
collections for the following activities: Compliance and enforcement 
actions under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act as authorized by OMB 
Control Number 3141-0001; tribal gaming ordinance approvals, background 
investigations, and issuance of licenses as authorized by OMB Control 
Number 3141-0003; National Environmental Policy Act submissions as 
authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0006; and issuance to tribes of 
certificates of self-regulation for class II gaming as authorized by 
OMB Control Number 3141-0008. These information collections all expire 
on January 31, 2020.

DATES: The OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the 
information collection requests, but may respond after 30 days. 
Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by no later than 
January 27, 2020 in order to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments directly to OMB's Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Policy Analyst/Desk Officer for the National 
Indian Gaming Commission. Comments can also be emailed to 
<[email protected],> include reference to ``NIGC PRA 
Renewals'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including 
copies of the proposed collections of information and supporting 
documentation, contact Tim Osumi at (202) 632-7054; fax (202)

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632-7066 (not toll-free numbers). You may also review these information 
collection requests by going to <http://www.reginfo.gov> (Information 
Collection Review, Currently Under Review, Agency: National Indian 
Gaming Commission).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The gathering of this information is in keeping with the purposes 
of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA or the Act), Public 
Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq., which include: Providing a 
statutory basis for the operation of gaming by Indian tribes as a means 
of promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong 
tribal governments; ensuring that the Indian tribe is the primary 
beneficiary of the gaming operation; and declaring that the 
establishment of independent federal regulatory authority for gaming on 
Indian lands, the establishment of federal standards for gaming on 
Indian lands, and the establishment of the Commission, are necessary to 
meet congressional concerns regarding gaming and to protect such gaming 
as a means of generating tribal revenue. 25 U.S.C. 2702. The Act 
established the Commission and laid out a comprehensive framework for 
the regulation of gaming on Indian lands.

II. Data

    Title: Indian Gaming Compliance and Enforcement.
    OMB Control Number: 3141-0001.
    Brief Description of Collection: Although IGRA places primary 
responsibility with the tribes for regulating their gaming activities, 
25 U.S.C. 2706(b) directs the Commission to monitor class II gaming 
conducted on Indian lands on a continuing basis. Amongst other actions 
necessary to carry out the Commission's statutory duties, the Act 
authorizes the Commission to access and inspect all papers, books, and 
records relating to gross revenues of a gaming operation. The Act also 
requires tribes to provide the Commission with annual independent 
audits of their gaming operations, including audits of all contracts in 
excess of $25,000. 25 U.S.C. 2710(b)(2)(C), (D); 2710(d)(1)(A)(ii). The 
Act also authorizes the Commission to ``promulgate such regulations and 
guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement'' IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 
2706(b)(10). Part 571 of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, 
implements these statutory requirements.
    Section 571.7(a) requires Indian gaming operations to keep/maintain 
permanent books of account and records sufficient to establish the 
amount of gross and net income, deductions and expenses, receipts and 
disbursements, and other relevant financial information. Section 
571.7(c) requires that these records be kept for at least five years. 
Under Sec.  571.7(b), the Commission may require a gaming operation to 
submit statements, reports, accountings, and specific records that will 
enable the NIGC to determine whether or not such operation is liable 
for fees payable to the Commission (and in what amount). Section 
571.7(d) requires a gaming operation to keep copies of all enforcement 
actions that a tribe or a state has taken against the operation.
    Section 571.12 requires tribes to prepare comparative financial 
statements covering all financial activities of each class II and class 
III gaming operation on the tribe's Indian lands, and to engage an 
independent certified public accountant to provide an annual audit of 
the financial statements of each gaming operation. Section 571.13 
requires tribes to prepare and submit to the Commission two paper 
copies or one electronic copy of the financial statements and audits, 
together with management letter(s) and other documented auditor 
communications and/or reports as a result of the audit, setting forth 
the results of each fiscal year. The submission must be sent to the 
Commission within 120 days after the end of the fiscal year of each 
gaming operation, including when a gaming operation changes its fiscal 
year or when gaming ceases to operate. Section 571.14 requires tribes 
to reconcile quarterly fee reports with audited financial statements 
and to keep/maintain this information to be available to the NIGC upon 
request in order to facilitate the performance of compliance audits.
    This information collection is mandatory and allows the Commission 
to fulfill its statutory responsibilities under IGRA to regulate gaming 
on Indian lands.
    Respondents: Indian tribal gaming operations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 723.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 723.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of information 
collection, the range of time can vary from 25 burden hours to 2,250 
burden hours for one item.
    Frequency of Responses: 1 per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 127,489.
    Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $35,033,688.

    Title: Approval of Class II and Class III Ordinances, Background 
Investigations, and Gaming Licenses.
    OMB Control Number: 3141-0003.
    Brief Description of Collection: The Act sets standards for the 
regulation of gaming on Indian lands, including requirements for the 
approval or disapproval of tribal gaming ordinances. Specifically, 
Sec.  2705(a)(3) requires the NIGC Chair to review all class II and 
class III tribal gaming ordinances. Section 2710 sets forth the 
specific requirements for the tribal gaming ordinances, including the 
requirement that there be adequate systems in place: To cause 
background investigations to be conducted on individuals in key 
employee and primary management official (PMO) positions (Sec.  
2710(b)(2)(F)(i)); and to provide two prompt notifications to the 
Commission, including one containing the results of the background 
investigations before the issuance of any gaming licenses, and the 
other one of the issuance of such gaming licenses to key employees and 
PMOs (Sec.  2710(b)(2)(F)(ii)). In addition, Sec.  2710(d)(2)(D)(ii) 
requires tribes who have, in their sole discretion, revoked any prior 
class III ordinance or resolution to submit a notice of such revocation 
to the NIGC Chair. The Act also authorizes the Commission to 
``promulgate such regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to 
implement'' IGRA. 25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). Parts 519, 522, 556, and 558 
of title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, implement these statutory 
requirements.
    Sections 519.1 and 519.2 require a tribe, management contractor, 
and a tribal operator to designate an agent for service of process, and 
Sec.  522.2(g) requires it to be submitted by written notification to 
the Commission. Section 522.2(a) requires a tribe to submit a copy of 
an ordinance or resolution certified as authentic, and that meets the 
approval requirements in 25 CFR 522.4(b) or 522.6. Sections 522.10 and 
522.11 require tribes to submit, respectively, an ordinance for the 
licensing of individually owned gaming operations other than those 
operating on September 1, 1986, and for the licensing of individually 
owned gaming operations operating on September 1, 1986. Section 
522.3(a) requires a tribe to submit an amendment to an ordinance or 
resolution within 15 days after adoption of such amendment.
    Section 522.2(b)-(h) requires tribes to submit to the Commission: 
(i) Procedures that the tribe will employ in conducting background 
investigations

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on key employees and PMOs, and to ensure that key employees and PMOs 
are notified of their rights under the Privacy Act; (ii) procedures 
that the tribe will use to issue licenses to key employees and PMOs; 
(iii) copies of all tribal gaming regulations; (iv) a copy of any 
applicable tribal-state compact or procedures as prescribed by the 
Secretary of the Interior; (v) procedures for resolving disputes 
between the gaming public and the tribe or the management contractor; 
and (vi) the identification of the law enforcement agent that will take 
fingerprints and the procedures for conducting criminal history checks, 
including a check of criminal history records information maintained by 
the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Section 522.3(b) requires a tribe 
to submit any amendment to these submissions within 15 days after 
adoption of such amendment. Section 522.12(a) requires a tribe to 
submit to the Commission a copy of an authentic ordinance revocation or 
resolution.
    Section 556.4 requires tribes to mandate the submission of the 
following information from applicants for key employee and PMO 
positions: (i) Name(s), Social Security number(s), date and place of 
birth, citizenship, gender, and languages; (ii) present and past 
business and employment positions, ownership interests, business and 
residential addresses, and driver's license number(s); (iii) the names 
and addresses of personal references; (iv) current business and 
personal telephone numbers; (v) a description of any existing and 
previous business relationships with Indian tribes, including ownership 
interests; (vi) a description of any existing and previous business 
relationships with the gaming industry generally, including ownership 
interests; (vii) the name and address of any licensing/regulatory 
agency with which the person has filed an application for a license or 
permit related to gaming, even if the license or permit was not 
granted; (viii) for each ongoing felony prosecution or conviction, the 
charge, the name and address of the court, and the date and 
disposition, if any; (ix) for each misdemeanor conviction or ongoing 
prosecution within the past 10 years, the name and address of the court 
and the date and disposition; (x) for each criminal charge in the past 
10 years that is not otherwise listed, the criminal charge, the name 
and address of the court, and the date and disposition; (xi) the name 
and address of any licensing/regulatory agency with which the person 
has filed an application for an occupational license or permit, even if 
the license or permit was not granted; (xii) a photograph; and (xiii) 
fingerprints. Sections 556.2 and 556.3 require tribes to place a 
specific Privacy Act notice on their key employee and PMO applications, 
and to warn applicants regarding the penalty for false statements by 
also placing a specific false statement notice on their applications.
    Sections 556.6(a) and 558.3(e) require tribes to keep/maintain the 
individuals' complete application files, investigative reports, and 
eligibility determinations during their employment and for at least 
three years after termination of their employment. Section 556.6(b)(1) 
requires tribes to create and maintain an investigative report on each 
background investigation that includes: (i) The steps taken in 
conducting a background investigation; (ii) the results obtained; (iii) 
the conclusions reached; and (iv) the basis for those conclusions. 
Section 556.6(b)(2) requires tribes to submit, no later than 60 days 
after an applicant begins work, a notice of results of the applicant's 
background investigation that includes: (i) The applicant's name, date 
of birth, and Social Security number; (ii) the date on which the 
applicant began or will begin work as a key employee or PMO; (iii) a 
summary of the information presented in the investigative report; and 
(iv) a copy of the eligibility determination.
    Section 558.3(b) requires a tribe to notify the Commission of the 
issuance of PMO and key employee licenses within 30 days after such 
issuance. Section 558.3(d) requires a tribe to notify the Commission if 
the tribe does not issue a license to an applicant, and requires it to 
forward copies of its eligibility determination and notice of results 
to the Commission for inclusion in the Indian Gaming Individuals Record 
System. Section 558.4(e) requires a tribe, after a gaming license 
revocation hearing, to notify the Commission of its decision to revoke 
or reinstate a gaming license within 45 days of receiving notification 
from the Commission that a specific individual in a PMO or key employee 
position is not eligible for continued employment.
    These information collections are mandatory and allow the 
Commission to carry out its statutory duties.
    Respondents: Indian tribal gaming operations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,626.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 220,461.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of information 
collection, the range of time can vary from 3.0 burden hour to 3,807 
burden hours for one item.
    Frequency of Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 972,377.
    Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $1,287,967.

    Title: NEPA Compliance.
    OMB Control Number: 3141-0006.
    Brief Description of Collection: The National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq., and the Council on Environmental 
Quality's (CEQ) implementing regulations, require federal agencies to 
prepare (or cause to be prepared) environmental documents for agency 
actions that may have a significant impact on the environment. Under 
NEPA, an Environmental Assessment (EA) must be prepared when the agency 
action cannot be categorically excluded, or the environmental 
consequences of the agency action will not result in a significant 
impact or the environmental impacts are unclear and need to be further 
defined. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) must be prepared when 
the agency action will likely result in significant impacts to the 
environment.
    Amongst other actions necessary to carry out the Commission's 
statutory duties, the Act requires the NIGC Chair to review and approve 
third-party management contracts that involve the operation of tribal 
gaming facilities. 25 U.S.C. 2711. The Commission has taken the 
position that the NEPA process is triggered when a tribe and a 
potential contractor seek approval of a management contract. Normally, 
an EA or EIS and its supporting documents are prepared by an 
environmental consulting firm and submitted to the Commission by the 
tribe. In the case of an EA, the Commission independently evaluates the 
NEPA document, verifies its content, and assumes responsibility for the 
accuracy of the information contained therein. In the case of an EIS, 
the Commission directs and is responsible for the preparation of the 
NEPA document, but the tribe or potential contractor is responsible for 
paying for the preparation of the document. The information collected 
includes, but is not limited to, maps, charts, technical studies, 
correspondence from other agencies (federal, tribal, state, and local), 
and comments from the public. These information collections are 
mandatory and allow the Commission to carry out its statutory duties.
    Respondents: Tribal governing bodies, management contractors.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7.

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    Estimated Annual Responses: 7.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on whether the response is 
an EA or an EIS, the range of time can vary from 2 burden hours to 30 
burden hours for one item.
    Frequency of Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 33.
    Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $494,132.

    Title: Issuance of Certificates of Self-Regulation to Tribes for 
Class II Gaming.
    OMB Control Number: 3141-0008.
    Brief Description of Collection: The Act sets the standards for the 
regulation of Indian gaming, including a framework for the issuance of 
certificates of self-regulation for class II gaming operations to 
tribes that meet certain qualifications. Specifically, 25 U.S.C. 
2710(c) authorizes the Commission to issue a certificate of self-
regulation if it determines that a tribe has: (i) Conducted its gaming 
activity in a manner that has resulted in an effective and honest 
accounting of all revenues, in a reputation for safe, fair, and honest 
operation of the activity, and has been generally free of evidence of 
criminal or dishonest activity; (ii) adopted and is implementing 
adequate systems for the accounting of all revenues from the activity, 
for the investigation, licensing, and monitoring of all employees of 
the gaming activity, and for the investigation, enforcement, and 
prosecution of violations of its gaming ordinance and regulations; and 
(iii) conducted the operation on a fiscally and economically sound 
basis. The Act also authorizes the Commission to ``promulgate such 
regulations and guidelines as it deems appropriate to implement'' IGRA. 
25 U.S.C. 2706(b)(10). Part 518 of title 25, Code of Federal 
Regulations, implements these statutory requirements.
    Section 518.3(e) requires a tribe's gaming operation(s) and the 
tribal regulatory body (TRB) to have kept all records needed to support 
the petition for self-regulation for the three years immediately 
preceding the date of the petition submission. Section 518.4 requires a 
tribe petitioning for a certificate of self-regulation to submit the 
following to the Commission, accompanied by supporting documentation: 
(i) Two copies of a petition for self-regulation approved by the tribal 
governing body and certified as authentic; (ii) a description of how 
the tribe meets the eligibility criteria in Sec.  518.3; (iii) a brief 
history of each gaming operation, including the opening dates and 
periods of voluntary or involuntary closure(s); (iv) a TRB 
organizational chart; (v) a brief description of the criteria that 
individuals must meet before being eligible for employment as a tribal 
regulator; (vi) a brief description of the process by which the TRB is 
funded, and the funding level for the three years immediately preceding 
the date of the petition; (vii) a list of the current regulators and 
TRB employees, their complete resumes, their titles, the dates that 
they began employment, and if serving limited terms, the expiration 
date of such terms; (viii) a brief description of the accounting 
system(s) at the gaming operation that tracks the flow of the gaming 
revenues; (ix) a list of the gaming activity internal controls at the 
gaming operation(s); (x) a description of the recordkeeping system(s) 
for all investigations, enforcement actions, and prosecutions of 
violations of the tribal gaming ordinance or regulations, for the 
three-year period immediately preceding the date of the petition; and 
(xi) the tribe's current set of gaming regulations, if not included in 
the approved tribal gaming ordinance. Section 518.10 requires each 
Indian gaming tribe that has been issued a certificate of self-
regulation to submit to the Commission the following information by 
April 15th of each year following the first year of self-regulation, or 
within 120 days after the end of each gaming operation's fiscal year: 
(i) An annual independent audit; and (ii) a complete resume for all TRB 
employees hired and licensed by the tribe subsequent to its receipt of 
a certificate of self-regulation.
    Submission of the petition and supporting documentation is 
voluntary. Once a certificate of self-regulation has been issued, the 
submission of certain other information is mandatory.
    Respondents: Tribal governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 11.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 11.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the information 
collection, the range of time can vary from 1 burden hour to 284 burden 
hours for one item.
    Frequency of Responses: One per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 257.
    Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $203,825.

III. Request for Comments

    Regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act, require that interested members of the public 
have an opportunity to comment on an agency's information collection 
and recordkeeping activities. See 5 CFR 1320.8(d). To comply with the 
public consultation process, the Commission previously published its 
60-day notice of its intent to submit the above-mentioned information 
collection requests to OMB for approval. See 81 FR 36322 (June 6, 
2016). The Commission did not receive any comments in response to that 
notice and request for comments.
    The Commission will submit the preceding requests to OMB to renew 
its approval of the information collections. The Commission is 
requesting a three-year term of approval for each of these information 
collection and recordkeeping activities.
    You are again 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, 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. It should be noted that as a result of the 
Commission reviewing its own records that track the number of tribal 
and/or management contractor submissions and after surveying tribal 
gaming operators, tribal gaming regulatory authorities, and/or 
management contractors regarding the Commission's submission and 
recordkeeping requirements, many of the previously published burden 
estimates have changed since the publication of the Commission's 60-day 
notice on July 1, 2019. If you wish to comment in response to this 
notice, you may send your comments to the office listed under the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice by January 27, 2020.
    Comments submitted in response to this second notice will be 
summarized and become a matter of public record. The NIGC will not 
request nor sponsor a collection of information, and you need not 
respond to such a request, if there is no valid OMB Control Number.


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    Dated: December 19, 2019.
Christinia Thomas,
Chief of Staff (Acting).
[FR Doc. 2019-27839 Filed 12-23-19; 8:45 am]
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