National Indian Gaming Commission 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Technical Standards for “Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids” Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: E6-21784
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the period for comments on proposed Class II technical standards published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2006 (71 FR 46336).
Class II Definitions and Gaming Standards and Technical Standards
Document Number: E6-20843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice reopens the period for comments on proposed Class II definitions and game classification standards published in the Federal Register on May 25, 2006 (71 FR 30232, 71 FR 30238). This notice also reopens the period for comments on proposed Class II technical standards published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2006 (71 FR 46336).
Class II Definitions and Game Classification
Document Number: E6-19065
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice announces the availability of two analytical reports commissioned by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) to analyze the economic impact of proposed class II game classification regulations as well as sets a deadline for comments on these reports. These two reports may be viewed and downloaded by visiting the NIGC Web site http://www.nigc.gov. Those individuals who are unable to view or download this Web site may contact Shawn Pensoneau at (202) 632-7003 to obtain a copy of the reports.
Class II Definitions and Gaming Standards and Technical Standards
Document Number: E6-15992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the period for comments on proposed Class II definitions and game classification standards published in the Federal Register on May 25, 2006 (71 FR 30232, 71 FR 30238). Additionally, this notice extends the period for comments on proposed Class II technical standards published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2006 (71 FR 46336).
Technical Standards for “Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids” Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: 06-6787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-11
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The proposed rule would add a new part to the Commission's regulations establishing technical standards for Class II gamesbingo, lotto, other games similar to bingo, pull tabs, or ``instant bingo'' that are played primarily through ``electronic, computer, or other technologic aids.'' The proposed rule would also establish a process for assuring the integrity of such games and aids before their placement in a Class II tribal gaming operation. No such standards currently exist. The Commission proposes this action in order to assist tribal gaming regulatory authorities and operators in ensuring the integrity and security of Class II games and gaming revenue.
Class II Definitions and Game Classification Standards
Document Number: E6-12580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This document sets a date, time, place, and procedures for a public hearing in connection with the proposed Class II definitions and game classification standards published in the Federal Register on May 25, 2006 (71 FR 30232, 71 FR 30238). Additionally, this document extends the period for comments on the proposed regulations. Finally, this document provides an errata for the preamble to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal Register on May 25, 2006 (71 FR 30238).
Consultation on Classification on Standards and Definitions
Document Number: E6-9044
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-12
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The purpose of this document is to publish the schedule for government-to-government consultation on proposed revisions to 25 CFR part 502 and new part 546.
Definition for Electronic or Electromechanical Facsimile
Document Number: E6-7873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The proposed rule revises the definition of a term Congress used to define Class II gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq. (``IGRA'' or ``Act''). Specifically, the proposed rule revises the definition for ``electronic or electromechanical facsimile'' that appears in part 502 of the Commission's regulations (25 CFR part 501 et seq.). The Commission defined these terms in 1992 and revised the definitions in 2002. The proposed rule offers further revision.
Classification Standards for Bingo, Lotto, Other Games Similar to Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo as Class II Gaming When Played Through an Electronic Medium Using “Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids”
Document Number: 06-4798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The proposed rule clarifies the terms Congress used to define Class II gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 25 U.S.C. 2701, et seq. (``IGRA'' or ``Act''). First, the proposed rule further revises the definitions for ``electronic or electromechanical facsimile'' and ``other games similar to bingo'' that appear in part 502 of Commission regulations (25 CFR part 501 et seq.). The Commission defined these terms in 1992, revised the definitions in 2002, and proposed further revisions to the term ``electronic or electromechanical facsimile'' separate from this proposed revision. The proposed rule offers further revision that would incorporate the new part 546 into the definitions. The Commission adds a new Part to its regulations (part 546) that explains the basis for determining whether a game of bingo or lotto, ``other game similar to bingo,'' or a game of pull-tabs or ``instant bingo,'' meets the IGRA statutory requirements for Class II gaming, when such games are played electronically, primarily through an ``electronic, computer or other technologic aid,'' while distinguishing them from Class III ``electronic or electromechanical facsimiles.'' This new part also establishes a process for assuring that such games are Class II before placement of the games in a Class II tribal gaming operation. This process contains information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Commission has submitted the information collection request to OMB for approval.
Minimum Internal Control Standards
Document Number: 06-4276
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
In response to the inherent risks of gaming enterprises and the resulting need for effective internal controls in Tribal gaming operations, the National Indian Gaming Commission (Commission or NIGC) first developed Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS) for Indian gaming in 1999, which have subsequently been revised several times. The Commission recognized from the outset that periodic technical adjustments and revisions would be necessary in order to keep the MICS effective in protecting Tribal gaming assets, the interests of Tribal stakeholders and the gaming public. To that end, the following final rule revisions contain certain corrections and revisions, which are necessary to clarify, improve, and update the Commission's existing MICS. The purpose of these final MICS revisions is to address apparent shortcomings in the MICS and various changes in Tribal gaming technology and methods. Public comments on these final MICS revisions were received by the Commission for a period of 45 days after their publication in the Federal Register as a proposed rule on November 15, 2005. After consideration of all received comments, the Commission has made whatever changes to the proposed revisions that it deemed appropriate, and is now promulgating and publishing the final revisions to the Commission's MICS Rule, 25 CFR part 542.
Freedom of Information Act Procedures
Document Number: 06-3712
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The purpose of this document is to amend the procedures followed by the National Indian Gaming Commission (Commission) when processing a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as amended so that the Commission will be in compliance with the provisions of the amendment to FOIA.
Fee Rates
Document Number: 06-1403
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.1(a)(3), that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted preliminary annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.053% (.00053) for tier 2 for calendar year 2006. These rates shall apply to all assessable gross revenues from each gaming operation under the jurisdiction of the Commission. If a tribe has a certificate of self-regulation under 25 CFR part 518, the preliminary fee rate on class II revenues for calendar year 2006 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.0265% (.000265).