National Indian Gaming Commission 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-26943
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-14
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) proposes to establish a new system of records entitled, ``NIGC Reasonable Accommodations Records.'' This system of records will include information that the NIGC collects and maintains on applicants for employment and employees who request and/or receive reasonable accommodations from NIGC for medical or religious reasons.
Submission of Gaming Ordinance or Resolution
Document Number: 2021-25843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-09
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) proposes to amend the Submission of Gaming Ordinance or Resolution under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The proposed rule would amend the regulations controlling the submission and approval requirements of tribal gaming ordinances or resolutions and amendments thereof. Notably, the proposed rule: Authorizes the submission of documents in electronic or physical form; clarifies that the submission requirements applies to amendments of ordinances or resolutions; eliminates the requirement that an Indian tribe provide copies of all gaming regulations with its submission; requires tribes to submit a copy of pertinent governing documents; initiates the 90-day deadline for the NIGC's Chair ruling upon receipt of a complete submission; and eliminates the requirement that the NICG Chair publish a tribe's entire gaming ordinance in the Federal Register.
Background Investigations for Persons or Entities With a Financial Interest in or Having a Management Responsibility for a Management Contract
Document Number: 2021-25844
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission proposes to amend its procedures for processing a request for approval of a management contract under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The proposed amendments make the following changes to the current regulations. The regulations will now require a background investigation of all persons who have 10 percent or more direct or indirect financial interest in a management contract. The regulations will also require a background investigation of all entities with 10 percent or more financial interest in a management contract. The regulations now require a background investigation of any other person or entity with a direct or indirect financial interest in a management contract otherwise designated by the Commission. The regulations authorize the Chair, either by request or unilaterally, to exercise discretion to reduce the scope of the information to be furnished and background investigation to be conducted for certain entities.
Fees
Document Number: 2021-25838
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission proposes to amend agency procedures for calculating the amount of annual fee a gaming operation owes the National Indian Gaming Commission. The proposed amendments will allow a gaming operation to exclude certain promotional credits from the calculation of Assessable Gross Gaming Revenue.
Facility License Notifications
Document Number: 2021-25845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission proposes to amend our facility license notifications. The proposed rule would modify the requirement that facility license notice submissions include a name and address of the proposed gaming facility. Specifically, the National Indian Gaming Commission would require the submission of the name and address of the property only if known when the facility license notification is submitted to the NIGC Chair. The Commission proposes this action to assist tribal governments, and tribal gaming regulatory authorities that face challenges in meeting the regulatory requirement in instances where a facility has not been issued a name or address.
Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Document Number: 2021-24697
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Notice is hereby given that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.08% (.0008) for tier 2. 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, the fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.04% (.0004) which is one-half of the annual fee rate. The annual fee rates being adopted here are effective November 1, 2021 and will remain in effect until new rates are adopted. The National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its fingerprint processing fee of $35 per card which represents a decrease of $10 per card from the current fee of $45. The fingerprint processing fee being adopted here is effective November 1, 2021 and will remain in effect until the Commission adopts a new rate.
Notice of Approved Class III Tribal Gaming Ordinances
Document Number: 2021-21854
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-06
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of Class III tribal gaming ordinances approved by the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty To Reflect Inflation
Document Number: 2021-01413
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-01
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.
Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Document Number: 2021-01772
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Notice is hereby given that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.062% (.00062) for tier 2, which remain the same as current fee rates. 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, the fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.031% (.00031) which is one-half of the annual fee rate. The Commission may need to reassess these rates during the year, as well as the fee collection processes laid out in its regulations. This reassessment includes the Commission considering actions to potentially increase fee rates before November 2021, promulgate changes to the provisions described in the Commission's Fees regulations, and/or other potential measures to address the agency's budget planning. These potential measures will not be implemented before the third quarter payment due date, will comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act's existing requirements, and will be done in consultation with tribal governments as outlined in the Agency's policies on government-to-government consultation. The annual fee rates being adopted here are effective November 23, 2020 and will remain in effect until new rates are adopted. The National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its fingerprint processing fee of $45 per card effective November 13, 2020. The increase from the current $22 per card is necessary to update the NIGC's fingerprint system and network (equipment cost) and implement additional measures required to ensure compliance with Federal Bureau of Investigation requirements. The fingerprint processing fee being adopted here is effective November 13, 2020, and will remain in effect until the Commission adopts a new rate.