National Indian Gaming Commission 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: 2012-24462
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) announces the delay of the effective date of a rule published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2008. The Commission also announces the suspension of regulations. These changes are intended to maintain the regulatory status quo while tribes and operations transition to the new Class II Minimum Internal Control Standards that were published on September 21, 2012.
Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission
Document Number: 2012-23371
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) promulgates this final rule to enhance and clarify appeal proceedings before the Commission. This final rule removes three parts concerning appeals, and adds a new subchapter concerning appeal proceedings before the Commission. This final rule has six parts. First, the Rules of General Application in Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission define certain terms, set forth the burden of proof and standard of review, explain the content of a Commission decision, uniformly provide for resolution of an appeal if the Commission does not issue a majority decision, and clarify that an appeal of the Chair's decision for matters other than disapproval of a gaming ordinance does not stay the effect of that decision. Next, the regulations set forth rules for motion practice in appeals before the Commission. This part addresses: How an entity other than a tribe can request to participate on a limited basis in ordinance appeals; how parties file motions to intervene, to supplement the record, and for reconsideration; and how parties file motions before the presiding official. Following these two general parts, the regulations set forth more specific rules for the different types of appeals. Rules for appeals of ordinance disapprovals, management contract approvals and disapprovals, appeals before a presiding official, and appeals before the Commission on written submission only, each have their own unique appellate procedures.
Facility License Notifications and Submissions
Document Number: 2012-23156
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending its facility license regulations. The final rule amends the current regulations: To provide for an expedited review to confirm a tribe's submittal of facility license information; to require notice to the NIGC when a tribe issues, renews, or terminates a facility license; to streamline the submittal of certain information relating to the construction, maintenance, and operation of a gaming facility; and to provide that a tribe need not submit a notification of seasonal or temporary closures of less than 180 days.
Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment
Document Number: 2012-23161
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is amending its technical standards to change the order of the first five sections; add definitions and amend existing definitions; amend requirements and time restrictions for grandfathered Class II gaming systems; amend the requirements concerning minimum odds for Class II games; amend standards for test labs; remove references to the Federal Communications Commission and Underwriters Laboratory; require a player interface to display a serial number and date of manufacture; amend requirements concerning approval of downloads to a Class II gaming system; and clarify the term ``alternate standard.''
Minimum Internal Control Standards
Document Number: 2012-23155
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-21
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) amends its minimum internal control standards for Class II gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to provide comprehensive and updated standards for all aspects of Class II gaming. These amendments replace the partial standards published in 2008 with a set of comprehensive standards for the entire Class II gaming environment. The new sections include, for example: Card games; drop and count; surveillance; and gaming promotions and player tracking. The amendments also update and reorganize existing sections, such as bingo and information technology. The amendments reflect advancements in technology and provide auditable standards while leaving more areas in which the Tribal Gaming Regulatory Authorities (TGRAs) may exercise discretion.
Definition of Enforcement Action
Document Number: 2012-19169
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending its regulation setting out definitions to add a definition of ``enforcement action.''
Issuance of Investigation Completion Letters
Document Number: 2012-19166
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This action amends our regulations to provide for the issuance of an investigation completion letter if the Agency will not recommend the commencement of an enforcement proceeding against a respondent.
Enforcement Actions
Document Number: 2012-19163
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending its enforcement regulation to include a graduated pre- enforcement process through which a tribe may come into voluntary compliance.
Management Contracts-Background Investigations
Document Number: 2012-19153
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending its regulation to allow reduced scope background investigations for specific types of entities with a financial interest in, or having management responsibility for, a management contract, and to update the forms of payment that may be accepted by the NIGC for background investigation fees.
Minimum Internal Control Standards and Technical Standards
Document Number: 2012-17649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
On June 1, 2012, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) published in the Federal Register two notices of proposed rulemaking for public comment. The deadline for submission of public comments was July 31, 2012. In response to public requests to extend the comment period, the NIGC has determined that an extension of the end of the public comment period from July 31, 2012 until August 15, 2012, is appropriate. This action will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the proposed rules and prepare their comments.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 2012-16956
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-12
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 0.074% (.00074) for tier 2 for calendar year 2012. 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 2012 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.037% (.00037).
Protocol for Categorical Exclusions Supplementing the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act for Certain National Indian Gaming Commission Actions and Activities
Document Number: 2012-12176
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or ``the Commission'') has established a protocol that provides for categorical exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, Executive Order 11514, as amended, and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) for certain NIGC actions.
Submission of Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Reinstatement
Document Number: 2012-9922
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-25
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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget for collection of information for the following information collection activities: (1) Compliance and enforcement under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) ; (2) approval of Class II background Investigation tribal licenses; (3) management contract regulations; (4) National Environmental Policy Act procedures; (5) annual fees payable by Indian gaming operations; (6) issuance of certificates of self regulation to tribes for Class II gaming; (7) minimum internal control standards; and (8) facility license review. These information collections have expired.
Submission of Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Reinstatement
Document Number: 2012-3689
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-16
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 activities: (1) Compliance and enforcement under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (``IGRA'' or ``the Act''); (2) approval of Class II background investigation and tribal licenses; (3) management contract regulations; (4) National Environmental Policy Act procedures; (5) annual fees payable by Indian gaming operations; (6) issuance of certificates of self regulation to tribes for Class II gaming; (7) minimum internal control standards; and (8) facility license review. These information collections have expired.
Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission
Document Number: 2012-3559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This document corrects the preamble and regulatory text of the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on January 31, 2012, with respect to appeal proceedings before the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Review and Approval of Existing Ordinances or Resolutions; Repeal
Document Number: 2012-2257
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Fee Rate
Document Number: 2012-2255
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-02
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
Fees
Document Number: 2012-2254
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Review and Submittal of a Tribe's Facility License Information
Document Number: 2012-1915
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission is proposing revisions to its regulations that would provide for an expedited review of a tribe's facility license information and streamline the submittal of information relating to a proposed facility license. The proposed rule also provides for tribes to submit a certification attesting that the gaming operation is being conducted in a manner that adequately protects the environment and the public health and safety. Further, the proposed rule requires a facility license to be submitted before the opening of any new place, facility, or location on Indian lands where class II or III gaming will occur. Likewise, a tribe must notify the Chair if a facility license is terminated, expires, or if a gaming place, facility, or location closes or reopens, unless the closure is seasonal or temporary.
Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission
Document Number: 2012-1767
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission proposes to add a new subchapter to its regulations to create a clear process for appeal proceedings before the Commission. It would, among other things, define certain terms, set forth the burden of proof and standard of review, explain what information a Commission decision will contain, and what happens if the Commission does not issue a majority decision, and provide that an appeal of the Chair's decision does not stay the effect of that decision. The proposed regulations set forth rules for motion practice in appeals before the Commission, addresses how an entity other than a tribe would request to participate on a limited basis in ordinance appeals, how parties file motions to intervene, to supplement the record, and for reconsideration, and how to file motions before the presiding official. Additionally, the proposed regulation sets forth more specific rules for different types of appeals. Rules for appeals of ordinance disapprovals, management contract approvals and disapprovals, appeals before a presiding official, and appeals before the Commission on written submission only each receive somewhat different treatment.
Self-Regulation of Class II Gaming
Document Number: 2012-1763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This action proposes to amend the NIGC's self-regulation regulations to tailor the self-regulating qualifying criteria to a tribe's regulation of class II gaming activity and more clearly define and streamline the self-regulation certification process. By tailoring the self-regulating qualifying criteria to the capabilities of a tribe's regulatory body, and by clarifying and streamlining the certification process, more tribes may become self-regulating.