Renewals of Information Collections and Request for New Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 18033-18036 [2022-06616]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORM00000–L12200000.DF0000–223. HAG22–0012] Notice of Public Meetings for the Western Oregon Resource Advisory Council AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of public meetings. ACTION: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Western Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as follows. DATES: The RAC will meet virtually on May 12, 2022, and host a field tour on May 13, 2022. The May 12 virtual meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 12 p.m. The field tour will commence at 9 a.m. and conclude at approximately 4 p.m. The meeting and field tour are open to the public. ADDRESSES: The May 12 meeting will be held virtually over the Zoom platform. Participants must register at least 1 week in advance of the meeting. The link to register for the RAC Zoom meetings is: https://blm.zoomgov.com/ webinar/register/WN_xEuoC8JvTTPxaq-H4uzCg. The RAC will take a field tour of the Anderson Butte area on May 13. The RAC will gather at 9 a.m. at the BLM Medford District Office, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, Oregon, and arrive at Upper Table Rocks at 9:45 a.m., then proceed to Anderson Butte, returning to the BLM Medford District Office at approximately 4 p.m. The public may submit written comments to the RAC by emailing the RAC coordinator, Kyle Sullivan, at ksullivan@blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Sullivan, Public Affairs Specialist, Medford District, 3040 Biddle Road, Medford, OR 97504; phone: (541) 618– 2340; email: ksullivan@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 7–1–1 to contact Mr. Sullivan 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 15member Western Oregon RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of public-land issues lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 across public lands in Western Oregon, including the Coos Bay, Medford, Northwest Oregon, and Roseburg Districts and part of the Lakeview District. On May 12, the RAC will follow up on the recreation fee proposal in the Coos Bay District and discuss the process and next steps for reviewing Secure Rural School Title II funding projects. Title II funds support restoration projects that may not otherwise have been completed, such as the improved maintenance of existing infrastructure, enhancement of forest ecosystems, and restoration of land health and water quality. In turn, these projects create additional employment opportunities in western Oregon communities and foster collaborative relationships between those who use public lands and those who manage them. On May 13, the RAC will visit Upper Table Rocks and the Anderson Butte Area to review Title II projects related to recreation improvements, youth employment, hazardous fuels reduction, and illegal dumping. Members of the public are welcome to attend the field tour and must provide their own transportation and meals. Individuals who plan to attend must RSVP to the BLM Medford District Office at least 2 weeks in advance of the field tour (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Please indicate whether you need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations. The field tour will follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID– 19 guidance regarding social distancing and mask wearing. The meetings are open to the public, and a public comment period will be held on May 12, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and the time available, time allotted for individual oral comments may be limited. The public may submit written comments to the RAC by emailing the RAC coordinator (see ADDRESSES). 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. Previous minutes, membership information, and upcoming agendas are available at: https://www.blm.gov/getinvolved/resource-advisory-council/ near-you/oregon-washington/western- PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18033 oregon-rac. Detailed minutes for the RAC meetings are also maintained in the Medford District Office and will be available for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours within 90 days following the meeting. (Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–2) Elizabeth R. Burghard, Medford District Manager, (Designated Federal Officer). [FR Doc. 2022–06582 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P 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: (i) Indian gaming management contract-related submissions, as authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 3141–0004 (expires on June 30, 2022); (ii) Indian gaming fee paymentsrelated submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0007 (expires on June 30, 2022); (iii) minimum internal control standards for class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0009 (expires on June 30, 2022); (iv) facility license-related submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0012 (expires on June 30, 2022); and (v) minimum technical standards for class II gaming systems and equipment submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141–0014 (expires on June 30, 2022). DATES: Submit comments on or before May 31, 2022. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 18034 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices Tim Osumi at (202) 264–0676; fax (202) 632– 7066 (not toll-free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 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, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 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 Number of Respondents: 29. Estimated Annual Responses: 40 (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 1.0 burden hours to 16.0 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Response: Usually no more than once per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 397. Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $19,396. Title: Fees. OMB Control Number: 3141–0007. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 698. Estimated Annual Responses: 60,772. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, the range of time can vary from 0.5 burden hours to 2.3 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: 33,885. Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $1,649,004. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices 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 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: 398. Estimated Annual Responses: 842. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the tier level of the gaming facility, the range of time can vary from 1.0 burden hour to 10.0 burden hours for one AUP audit report. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 1,199. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $3,296,800. 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 § 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 Number of Respondents: 462. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18035 Estimated Annual Responses: 500. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, the range of time can vary from 1.0 burden hours to 3.0 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 966. Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $0. 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 E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 18036 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices 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 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: 431. Estimated Annual Responses: 431. Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, the range of time can vary from 6 burden hours to 33.5 burden hours for one item. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 7,666. Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $0. Dated: March 24, 2022. Christinia Thomas, Deputy Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2022–06616 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7565–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [Docket ID BSEE–2022–0007; EEEE500000 223E1700D2 ET1SF0000.EAQ000 OMB Control Number 1014–0002] Agency Information Collection Activities; Oil and Gas Production Measurement Surface Commingling, and Security Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) proposes to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 31, 2022. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this information collection request (ICR) by either of the following methods listed below: • Electronically go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter BSEE–2022–0007 then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view all related materials. We will post all comments. • Email kye.mason@bsee.gov, fax (703) 787–1546, or mail or hand-carry comments to the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; Regulations and Standards Branch; ATTN: Nicole Mason; 45600 Woodland Road, Sterling, VA 20166. Please reference OMB Control Number 1014– 0002 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Nicole Mason by email at kye.mason@bsee.gov or by telephone at (703) 787–1607. Individuals in the United States who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability may dial 711 (TTY, TDD, or TeleBraille) to access telecommunications relay services. Individuals outside the United States should use the relay services offered within their country to make international calls to the point-ofcontact in the United States. You may also view the ICR at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the PRA and 5 CFR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1320.8(d)(1), all information collections require approval under the PRA. We may not conduct, or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) How might the agency minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of response. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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. Abstract: The regulations at 30 CFR 250, subpart L, Oil and Gas Production Measurement, Surface Commingling, and Security, are the subject of this collection. This request also covers the related Notices to Lessees and Operators (NTLs) that BSEE issues to clarify, supplement, or provide additional guidance on some aspects of our E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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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.

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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: (i) Indian gaming management contract-related submissions, 
as authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 
3141-0004 (expires on June 30, 2022); (ii) Indian gaming fee payments-
related submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0007 
(expires on June 30, 2022); (iii) minimum internal control standards 
for class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as 
authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0009 (expires on June 30, 2022); 
(iv) facility license-related submission and recordkeeping 
requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0012 (expires on 
June 30, 2022); and (v) minimum technical standards for class II gaming 
systems and equipment submission and recordkeeping requirements, as 
authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0014 (expires on June 30, 2022).

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 31, 2022.

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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Osumi at (202) 264-0676; 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, 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 Number of Respondents: 29.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 40 (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 1.0 burden hours to 16.0 burden hours 
for one item.
    Frequency of Response: Usually no more than once per year.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 397.
    Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $19,396.
    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: 698.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 60,772.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, 
the range of time can vary from 0.5 burden hours to 2.3 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: 33,885.
    Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $1,649,004.

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    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 
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: 398.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 842.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the tier level of the 
gaming facility, the range of time can vary from 1.0 burden hour to 
10.0 burden hours for one AUP audit report.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 1,199.
    Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $3,296,800.
    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 Number of Respondents: 462.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 500.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, 
the range of time can vary from 1.0 burden hours to 3.0 burden hours 
for one item.
    Frequency of Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 966.
    Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $0.
    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

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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 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: 431.
    Estimated Annual Responses: 431.
    Estimated Time per Response: Depending on the type of submission, 
the range of time can vary from 6 burden hours to 33.5 burden hours for 
one item.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Total Annual Hourly Burden to Respondents: 7,666.
    Estimated Total Non-hour Cost Burden: $0.

    Dated: March 24, 2022.
Christinia Thomas,
Deputy Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2022-06616 Filed 3-28-22; 8:45 am]
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