National Indian Gaming Commission 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fee Rate
Document Number: 07-6182
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.1(a)(3), that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted final annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.059% (.00059) for tier 2 for calendar year 2007. 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 final fee rate on class II revenues for calendar year 2007 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.0295% (.000295).
Class II Classification Standards
Document Number: E7-23084
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the period for comments on the burden, estimates or any other aspects of the information collection requirements for the proposed Class II game classification standards (72 FR 60483) published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007.
Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: E7-23083
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the period for comments on the burden, estimates or any other aspects of the information collection requirements of the proposed Class II technical standards (72 FR 60508) published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007.
Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-22409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the period for comments on the proposed definition for electronic or electromechanical facsimile (72 FR 60482), Class II game classification standards (72 FR 60483), Class II technical standards (72 FR 60495), and Class II minimum internal control standards (72 FR 60508) published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007.
Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: E7-20789
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
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 using ``electronic, computer, or other technologic aids.'' The proposed rule would also establish a process for ensuring 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 the accountability of gaming revenue.
Definition for Electronic or Electromechanical Facsimile
Document Number: E7-20781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
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. Specifically, the proposed rule revises the definition for ``electronic or electromechanical facsimile'' that appears in the Commission's regulations. The Commission defined these terms in 1992 and revised the definitions in 2002. The proposed rule offers further revision.
Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: E7-20778
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
In response to the inherent risks and the need for effective controls in tribal gaming, the Commission, in January 1999, developed minimum internal control standards (MICS). Since their original implementation, it has become obvious that the MICS require technical adjustments and revisions so that they continue to be effective in protecting tribal assets, while still allowing tribes to utilize technological advances in the gaming industry. The current MICS are specific to the conduct of a wagering game without regards to whether the game is classified as a Class II or Class III game. This proposed rule is intended to supersede certain specified sections of the current MICS and replace them with a new part titled Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming.
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: E7-20776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The proposed rule clarifies the terms Congress used to define Class II gaming. First, the proposed rule further revises the definitions for ``electronic or electromechanical facsimile'' and ``other games similar to bingo.'' 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 Commission adds a new Part to its regulations 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. The Commission has submitted the information collection request to OMB for approval.
Facility License Standards
Document Number: E7-20541
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The proposed rules add new sections and a new part to the Commission's regulations in order to ensure that each place, facility or location where class II or class III gaming will occur is located on Indian lands eligible for gaming as required by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The rules are also intended to ensure that gaming facilities are constructed, maintained and operated in a manner that adequately protects the environment and the public health and safety.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Conformity Determination for the Proposed Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria Casino and Hotel Project, Sonoma, CA
Document Number: 07-2399
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the comment period for the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a proposed casino and hotel project/action to be located in Sonoma, California. Notice of the availability of the DEIS and Draft Conformity Determination were published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2007 (72 FR 10790).
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement and a Draft Conformity Determination for the proposed Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria Casino and Hotel Project, Sonoma, CA
Document Number: E7-4087
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
In accordance with Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., the NIGC, in cooperation with the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria (the ``Graton Rancheria''), has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a proposed casino and hotel project/action to be located in Sonoma, California. The purpose of the proposed project/action is to help address the socio-economic needs of the Graton Rancheria. The DEIS documents the existing condition of environmental resources in and around the areas considered for development and the potential impacts on those resources as a result of implementing each of the alternatives. The alternatives considered in detail are: a casino/hotel project on the ``Wilfred Site'' (the proposed project/action), a casino/hotel project on the ``Stony Point Site,'' a casino/hotel project on the ``Lakeville Site,'' a reduced intensity casino/hotel project on the ``Stony Point'' site, an alternate use project on the ``Stony Point'' site, and a no proposed project/action alternative. In accordance with Section 176 of the Clean Air Act 42 U.S.C. 7506, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) general conformity regulations 40 CFR Part 93, Subpart B, a Draft Conformity Determination (DCD) has been prepared for the proposed project. The DCD is contained within Appendix W of the DEIS.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 07-942
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-02
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
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 0.059% (.00059) for tier 2 for calendar year 2007. 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 2007 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.0295% (.000295).
Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games; Withdrawal
Document Number: E7-2623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This is to notify the public that the National Indian Gaming Commission is withdrawing the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2006. (71 FR 46335.)
Class II Definitions and Game Classification Standards; Withdrawal
Document Number: E7-2621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The purpose of this document is to notify the public that the National Indian Gaming Commission is withdrawing the proposed regulations published in the Federal Register on May 25, 2006 (71 FR 30232, 71 FR 30238).