National Indian Gaming Commission 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Amendments to Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations
Document Number: E8-30019
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The proposed rule modifies various Commission regulations to reduce reporting burdens on tribes, update costs for background investigations, clarify definitions and regulatory intent, and update audit requirements to consolidate and reflect industry standards.
Fee Rate
Document Number: E8-29062
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
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 0.057% (.00057) for tier 2 for calendar year 2008. 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 2008 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.0285% (.000285).
Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: E8-23084
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The rule adds a new part to the Commission's regulations establishing technical standards for Class II gamesbingo, lotto, other games similar to bingo, pull tabs, and ``instant bingo''that are played using ``electronic, computer, or other technologic aids'' as parts of a Class II gaming system. The rule establishes a process for ensuring the integrity of such games and aidsexamination by an independent testing laboratory and approval by the tribal gaming regulatory authoritybefore being made available to the public for play in a tribal gaming operation. The standards will assist tribal gaming regulatory authorities and operators in ensuring the integrity and security of Class II gaming and the accountability of Class II gaming revenue. The standards will also provide guidance to equipment manufacturers and distributors of Class II gaming systems. The rule does not attempt to distinguish Class II gaming from Class III gaming. Rather, the rule assumes that the games played on Class II gaming systems are, in fact, Class II.
Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: E8-23081
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This rule supersedes certain specified sections of the current Minimum Internal Control Standards and replaces them with a new part titled Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming. Since the implementation of Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS), it became obvious that the MICS require technical adjustments and revisions so that they can effectively protect tribal assets, while still allowing tribes to utilize technological advances in the gaming industry. This rule applies only to Class II games.
Definition for Electronic or Electromechanical Facsimile
Document Number: E8-23075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission is withdrawing the proposed modification to the definition of ``Electronic or electromechanical facsimile'' published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007. (72 FR 60482.)
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: E8-23070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission is withdrawing the proposed Classification standards published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007. (72 FR 60483.)
Submission of Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Reinstatement
Document Number: E8-13679
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'' or ``Commission''), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, is seeking reinstatement of the approval for collection of information for the following information collection activities: (1) Compliance and Enforcement under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA); (2) Privacy Act Procedures; (3) Approval of Class II/Background Investigation Tribal Licenses; (4) Management Contract Regulations; (5) Freedom of Information Act Procedures; (6) National Environmental Policy Act Procedures; (7) Annual Fees Payable by Indian Gaming Operations; (8) Issuance of Certificates of Self Regulation to Tribes for Class II Gaming; (9) Minimum Internal Control Standards. These information collections have expired.
Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Big Sandy Casino and Resort, Fresno County, CA
Document Number: E8-7766
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice advises the public that the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is no longer participating in the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Big Sandy Casino and Resort to be located in Fresno County, CA. The NIGC's federal action that was being evaluated was approval of a management contract between the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians (Tribe) and QBS, LLC. On October 19, 2007 and at the request of the Tribe, the management contract approval request was deemed withdrawn. As a result, the NIGC no longer has a federal action that requires compliance with NEPA and is therefore no longer participating in the preparation of the EIS for the Big Sandy Casino and Resort.
Notice of Approval of Class III Tribal Gaming Ordinances
Document Number: E8-5248
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of class III gaming ordinances approved by the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 08-942
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
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 0.057% (.00057) for tier 2 for calendar year 2008. 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 2008 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.0285% (.000285)
Facility License Standards
Document Number: E8-1862
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The rule adds new sections and a new part to the Commission's regulations that require tribes to adopt and enforce standards for facility licenses. These standards will help the Commission 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 will ensure that gaming facilities are constructed, maintained and operated in a manner that adequately protects the environment and the public health and safety.
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: E8-769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning 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.'' The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60483). The NIGC is extending the comment period to March 9, 2008.
Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: E8-768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60508). The NIGC is extending the comment period to March 9, 2008.
Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: E8-763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60495). The NIGC is extending the comment period to March 9, 2008.
Definition for Electronic or Electromechanical Facsimile
Document Number: E8-760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning the Definition for Electronic or Electromechanical Facsimile. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60482). The NIGC is extending the comment period to March 9, 2008.