National Indian Gaming Commission 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Tribal Consultations; Schedule Update
Document Number: 2010-29701
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
On November 18, 2010, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) published a Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Consultation, 75 FR 70680. The Commission announced to the public a comprehensive review of all its regulations, sought responses to many general and specific questions about its regulations, and announced a schedule of eight consultation sessions to take place during January and February 2011. This notice announces a minor change to that schedule. Should any further changes to the consultation schedule be necessary, the Commission will announce them in the Federal Register and on its Web site, http://www.nigc.gov.
Notice of Inquiry and Request for Information; Notice of Consultation
Document Number: 2010-29028
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
This Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Consultation advises the public that the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is conducting a comprehensive review of all regulations promulgated to implement the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. The Commission is taking a fresh look at its rules in order to determine whether amendments are necessary to more effectively implement IGRA's policies of protecting Indian gaming as a means of generating Tribal revenue, ensuring that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both the operator and players, and ensuring that Tribes are the primary beneficiaries of gaming operations. The Commission's challenge is to adapt its rules to ensure that they promote these values into the future. This review is also being prepared in order to submit the NIGC's Semi-Annual Regulatory Review to the Federal Register in April 2011 as required by Executive Order 12866 entitled ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. In compliance with Executive Order 13,175 entitled ``Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments,'' the NIGC will hold eight consultations during January and February 2011. This Notice of Inquiry invites comments and information that will assist the NIGC in understanding the need for revising any or all of the regulations outlined below. The consultations and public comments requested in this Notice are intended to assist the NIGC with completion of the review and in establishing priorities. Following completion of the consultation and written comment period, the NIGC will review all comments received and create a comprehensive regulatory review agenda schedule. The public comment period ends February 12, 2011. The regulatory review agenda will be released in April 2011 and will include a summary explaining why the NIGC agreed or disagreed with the comments received and why the regulatory review agenda took its final form.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Environmental Impact Statement for the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria Casino and Hotel, Sonoma County, CA
Document Number: 2010-26074
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
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''), announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria Casino and Hotel, Sonoma County, CA.
Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: 2010-22661
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the effective date on the final rule for Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2008 (73 FR 60492). The Commission is changing the effective date for the amendments to Sec. Sec. 542.7 and 542.16 (and their renumbering as Sec. Sec. 543.7 and 543.16), as well as the date for operations to implement tribal internal controls found in Sec. 543.3(c)(3) to October 13, 2011, in order to extend the transition time, allow the new Commission time to thoroughly review the rule, and to receive comment on whether the rule should be amended in whole or in part.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 2010-18692
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-29
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 0.060% (.00060) for tier 2 for calendar year 2010. 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 2010 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.030% (.00030).
The National Environmental Policy Act Procedures Manual
Document Number: 2010-5872
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
This notice reopens the period for comments on the Draft NEPA Procedures Manual published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2009 (74 FR 63765-74 FR 63787). Previously, the Commission reopened the comment period from January 19, 2010, to March 4, 2010 (75 FR 3756).
Notice of Rights and Protections Available Under the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002
Document Number: 2010-2901
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-10
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is publishing its notice under Title II of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002, Public Law 107-174 (Act), as required by the Act and 5 CFR part 724. This notice describes the obligation of the NIGC and other federal agencies to notify all employees, former employees, and applicants for federal employment of the rights and protections available to them under federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 2010-2183
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-02
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 0.060% (.00060) for tier 2 for calendar year 2010. 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 2010 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.030% (.00030).
The National Environmental Policy Act Procedures Manual
Document Number: 2010-1148
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice reopens the period for comments on the Draft NEPA Procedures Manual published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2009 (74 FR 63765, 74 FR 63787).
Amendments to Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2010-802
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
On July 27, 2009 (74 FR 36926), the National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') published a final rule updating various NIGC regulations and streamlining procedures. On August 25, 2009 (74 FR 42275), NIGC extended the effective date of the changes made by the final rule to December 31, 2009. This publication corrects inadvertent errors left in Sec. 514.1 of the final rule so that fees and fee statements are due on June 30th and December 31st of each calendar year, not on March 1st and August 1st as originally published.