National Indian Gaming Commission 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment
Document Number: 2017-27945
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The National Indian Gaming Commission is amending its minimum technical standards for Class II gaming systems and equipment. The rule amends the regulations that describe how tribal governments, tribal gaming regulatory authorities, and tribal gaming operations comply with the minimum technical standards.
Fees; Correction
Document Number: 2017-25046
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-20
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
On November 13, 2017, the National Indian Gaming Commission published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) regarding fees. The NPR invited the public to submit written comments during a 45-day comment period beginning on the NPR publication date. This document corrects the preamble to reflect the intended 30-day comment period.
Fees
Document Number: 2017-24363
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-13
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The National Indian Gaming Commission proposes to amend its fee regulations. The proposed rule would require the Commission to adopt annual fee rates no later than November 1 of each year. In addition, the proposed rule defines the fiscal year of the gaming operation that will be used for calculating the fee payments. Finally, the proposed rule includes additional revisions intended to clarify the fee calculation and submission process for gaming operations.
Freedom of Information Act Procedures
Document Number: 2017-22393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-17
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The purpose of this document is to propose amendments to the procedures followed by the National Indian Gaming Commission (Commission) when processing a request under the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. These changes will serve to update certain Commission information, conform to changes made in the FOIA Improvements Act of 2016, and streamline how the Commission processes its Freedom of Information Act requests.
Technical Standards
Document Number: 2017-20635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The National Indian Gaming Commission proposes to amend the minimum technical standards for Class II gaming systems and equipment. The proposed rule would amend regulations that describe how tribal governments, tribal gaming regulatory authorities, and tribal gaming operations comply with the technical standards. In particular, the proposed rule amends the requirement that gaming systems manufactured before November 10, 2008, be modified to meet standards applicable to gaming systems manufactured on or after November 10, 2008, or be removed from the gaming floor by November 10, 2018. The Commission proposes this action to assist tribal governments, tribal gaming regulatory authorities, and operations in ensuring the integrity and security of Class II games and gaming revenue through minimum technical standards for Class II gaming systems and equipment.
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: 2017-15498
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or ``the Commission'') is amending its protocol 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 for certain NIGC actions.
Privacy Act Procedures; Corrections
Document Number: 2017-15499
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
On January 24, 2017, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) revised its Privacy Act regulations. That document included incorrect information regarding the NIGC's address and contained conflicting timelines for resolving appeals. This document corrects the final regulations.
2017 Final Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Document Number: 2017-11434
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-02
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.2, that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2017 final annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.062% (.00062) for tier 2, which remain the same as the 2017 preliminary fee rates. The tier 2 annual fee rate maintains the lowest fee rate adopted by the Commission since 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 2017 final fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.031% (.00031) which is one-half of the annual fee rate. The final fee rates being adopted here are effective June 1, 2017, and will remain in effect until new rates are adopted. Pursuant to 25 CFR 514.16, the National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its 2017 final fingerprint processing fees of $18 per card effective June 1, 2017. These fees remain the same as the 2017 preliminary fingerprint processing fees.
2017 Preliminary Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Document Number: 2017-03978
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
Notice is hereby given that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2017 preliminary annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.062% (.00062) for tier 2, which remain the same as the 2016 final fee rates. The tier 2 annual fee rate represents the lowest fee rate adopted by the Commission since 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 2017 preliminary fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.031% (.00031) which is one-half of the annual fee rate. The preliminary fee rates being adopted here are effective March 1, 2017, and will remain in effect until new rates are adopted. The National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its 2017 preliminary fingerprint processing fees of $18 per card. The new fees represent a $3 decrease from the current fingerprint processing fees of $21 per card which has been in effect since 3/1/2015. The decrease is attributable to the lower fingerprint processing fee charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a result of the fee study conducted by the Department of Justice. This new fingerprint processing fees of $18 per card will be retroactively effective 10/1/2016. A credit of $3 per card will be issued to all gaming operations which submitted fingerprint cards to the NIGC between 10/1/2016 and 2/28/2017.
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty To Reflect Inflation
Document Number: 2017-03858
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-02-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
In compliance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (the Act) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending its civil monetary penalty rule to reflect an annual adjustment for inflation in order to improve the penalty's effectiveness and maintain its deterrent effect. The Act provides that the new penalty level must apply to penalties assessed after the effective date of the increase, including when the penalties whose associated violation predate the increase.
Privacy Act Procedures
Document Number: 2017-00585
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or the Commission) is establishing this rule in Chapter III of title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This rule describes the procedures and policies adopted by the Commission pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974. Under the Act, a Federal agency must publish notice, in the Federal Register, of any systems of records that it intends to create as well as procedures regarding the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of the records within those systems. The Commission previously published notice of the creation of two systems of records, namely the Indian Gaming Individuals Record System and the Management Contract Individuals Record System. The regulations set forth here update the Commission's previously published procedures and serve to streamline how the Commission processes its Privacy Act requests.
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: 2017-00364
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or ``the Commission'') is amending its protocol 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.