Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
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
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
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.
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
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.