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Minimum Internal Control Standards
Document Number: 2013-23977
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-25
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 add standards for kiosks.
Submission of Information Collection Extensions Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2013-22260
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Concurrently with the publication of this second notice of request for comments, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) intends to submit the following information collections to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of 3- year extensions under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Commission is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: (i) Compliance and enforcement actions under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0001; (ii) tribal gaming ordinance approvals, background investigations, and issuance of licenses as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0003; (iii) National Environmental Policy Act submissions as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0006; and (iv) issuance to tribes of certificates of self- regulation for Class II gaming as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0008. These information collections all expire on October 31, 2013.
Renewals of Information Collections Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2013-16179
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-08
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: (i) Compliance and enforcement actions under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act as authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 3141-0001; (ii) approval of tribal ordinances, and background investigation and issuance of licenses as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0003; (iii) National Environmental Policy Act submissions as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0006; and (iv) issuance to tribes of certificates of self-regulation for Class II gaming as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0008. These information collections all expire on October 31, 2013.
Electronic One Touch Bingo System
Document Number: 2013-15031
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is seeking comment on a proposed reinterpretation of an agency decision regarding the classification of server based electronic bingo system games that can be played utilizing only one touch of a button (``one touch bingo''). The proposed reinterpretation is in response to questions the NIGC received from the regulated community and the public about whether one touch bingo is a Class II or Class III game.
Self-Regulation of Class II Gaming
Document Number: 2013-14669
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is revising its rules concerning the issuance of certificates for tribal self-regulation of Class II gaming: To correct a section heading in the table of contents; to correct a conflict in the deadlines contained in one of the sections which, if left uncorrected, would at times require the Commission to issue certain preliminary findings on the same day that it receives a tribe's response to the Office of Self Regulation's recommendation and report; and to correct referencing errors in two of its rules.
2013 Final Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Document Number: 2013-13257
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.2, that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2013 final annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.072% (.00072) 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 under 25 CFR part 518, the 2013 final fee rate on Class II revenues shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.036% (.00036). Pursuant to 25 CFR 514.16, the National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its new fingerprint processing fees of $22 per card effective June 1st, 2013.
Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment
Document Number: 2013-09604
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending its rules regarding technical standards for Class II gaming systems and equipment to harmonize the charitable gaming exemption amount in the technical standards with the charitable gaming exemption amount in its Class II minimum internal control standards.
Tribal Background Investigations and Licensing
Document Number: 2013-08538
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is revising its gaming license regulations to correct a section reference in one of its rules.
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Approval of a Gaming Management Contract
Document Number: 2013-08267
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice advises the public that the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) as lead agency, in cooperation with the Jamul Indian Village (Tribe), intends to gather information necessary to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the proposed Gaming Management Contract between the Tribe and San Diego Gaming Ventures, LLC (SDGV). The Gaming Management Contract, if approved, would allow SDGV to manage the approved 203,000 square foot tribal gaming facility to be located on the Tribe's Reservation, which qualifies as ``Indian Lands'' pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 2703. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Pacific Region, Division of Environmental, Cultural Resources Management & Safety will serve as environmental staff to the NIGC in the preparation of the SEIS. As such, the BIA is the contact for further information, in lieu of the NIGC. This notice also announces that no public scoping meeting will be held for the SEIS.
Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission
Document Number: 2013-08263
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is revising its appeals regulations to include, amongst the appealable actions, the Chair's decisions to approve or object to a tribal gaming regulatory authority's adoption of alternate standards from those required by the Commission's minimum internal control standards and/or technical standards.
Self-Regulation of Class II Gaming
Document Number: 2013-07621
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) amends its regulation for the review and approval of petitions seeking the issuance of a certificate for tribal self-regulation of Class II gaming.
Fee Rate
Document Number: C1-2013-05334
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Fee Rate
Document Number: 2013-05334
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-07
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.2, that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2013 preliminary annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.074% (.00074) 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 under 25 CFR part 518, the 2013 preliminary fee rate on Class II revenues shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.037% (.00037).
Notice of Approved Class III Tribal Gaming Ordinances
Document Number: 2013-04947
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the approved Class III tribal gaming ordinances.
Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment
Document Number: 2013-03670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
On September 21, 2012, the National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') published a final rule amending its technical standards for Class II gaming systems and equipment, and the rule became effective on October 22, 2012. This document proposes an amendment to the regulatory text of the final rule to harmonize the charitable gaming exemptions in the Technical Standards and the Class II Minimum Internal Control Standards of NIGC regulations.
Minimum Internal Control Standards
Document Number: 2013-03669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) proposes to amend its minimum internal control standards for Class II gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to add standards for the drop and count and surveillance of kiosks.
Tribal Background Investigations and Licensing
Document Number: 2013-01315
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) is amending certain NIGC regulations concerning background investigations and licenses to streamline the submission of documents to the Commission; to ensure that two notifications are submitted to the Commission in compliance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA); and to clarify the regulations regarding the issuance of temporary and permanent gaming licenses.
Fees
Document Number: 2013-00942
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-23
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) corrects its fee regulations in order to reference the Commission's recently finalized appeal rules contained in another subchapter.
Compliance and Enforcement
Document Number: 2013-00946
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
On August 9, 2012, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) published a final rule amending its enforcement regulation to include a graduated pre-enforcement process for voluntary compliance. That rule referenced a rule that was later withdrawn and also incorrectly referenced an internal citation. This publication corrects the error and makes technical amendments to reference the Commission's recently finalized appeal rules contained in a new subchapter.
Appeal Proceedings Before the Commission
Document Number: 2013-00941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) proposes to revise its appeals rules to include, amongst the appealable actions, the Chair's decisions to approve or object to a tribal gaming regulatory authority's adoption of alternate standards from those required by the Commission's minimum internal control standards and/or technical standards.
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.
Notice of Tribal Consultations; Schedule Update
Document Number: 2011-33190
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
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 consultations. This notice adds two consultations to the schedule for January 2012. Should any further changes to the consultation schedule be necessary, the Commission will announce them in the Federal Register and on its Web site, www.nigc.gov.
Definition of Enforcement Action
Document Number: 2011-33028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This action proposes to amend NIGC regulations to include definitions for ``enforcement action''. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act authorizes the NIGC to take certain actions in regard to violations of the Act, NIGC regulations, and tribal gaming ordinances. However, current NIGC regulations do not provide a definition for such actions. The Commission believes that providing a definition for these actions will provide clarity to persons subject to them. Therefore, a definition of ``enforcement action'' is proposed in this notice.
Enforcement Actions
Document Number: 2011-32757
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This action proposes to amend NIGC regulations to include a graduated pre-enforcement process through which a tribe may come into compliance before an enforcement action is taken by the Chair. Voluntary compliance is the goal of the Commission. This amendment sets forth how Commission staff and tribes may address potential or existing compliance issues. The amendment retains the Chair's authority to issue an enforcement action at the Chair's discretion. The amendment also modifies this Part to allow a temporary closure order when there is clear and convincing evidence that a gaming operation defrauds a tribe. The current regulation provides for the issuance of a temporary closure order when there is clear and convincing evidence that a gaming operation defrauds a tribe or a customer. The Commission believes this issue has been adequately addressed by ordinance requirements of the IGRA and NIGC regulations, because tribes must include in their ordinances a dispute resolution procedure to address issues where a customer believes she or he has been defrauded. If the tribe fails to follow their ordinance, enforcement action may be taken. Finally, current regulations do not provide specificity for when an enforcement action becomes final, such as when a notice of violation is issued and there is no appeal filed or settlement agreement reached. The proposed amendment clarifies that an enforcement action becomes final agency action and a final order of the Commission if no appeal is filed or a settlement agreement reached.
Tribal Background Investigations and Licensing
Document Number: 2011-32760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The proposed rule modifies certain NIGC regulations concerning background investigations and licenses to reduce the quantity of documents that must be submitted to the Commission; to require that two notifications be submitted to the Commission in order to comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA); and to establish the requirements for the issuance of temporary and permanent gaming licenses.
Management Contracts-Background Investigations
Document Number: 2011-32759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This action proposes to amend NIGC regulations to include tribes, wholly owned tribal entities, and national banks that are already federally regulated or required to undergo a background investigation and licensure by a state or tribe pursuant to a tribal- state compact as entities that the Chair may exercise discretion regarding the submission of information and background investigations. This process may provide for a streamlined review for such entities in the background investigation process required for management contracts. The proposed revision may reduce duplication of efforts while maintaining the integrity of NIGC review. The proposal maintains the Chair's discretion in determining which entities should be allowed to proceed through an expedited background investigation. This amendment has been included in this proposed rule. The Commission also considered revising its regulations to clarify that a management contractor should be required to submit background information when the contract is for management of both Class II and Class III gaming activities. Many public comments noted that it was not a necessary revision. The Commission agrees with those public comments and does not propose that clarification.
Review and Approval of Existing Ordinances or Resolutions
Document Number: 2011-25930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
On November 18, 2010, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) issued a Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Consultation advising the public that the NIGC was conducting a comprehensive review of its regulations and requesting public comment on the process for conducting the regulatory review. On April 4, 2011, after holding eight consultations and reviewing all comments, NIGC published a Notice of Regulatory Review Schedule setting out a consultation schedule and process for review. Based on the above review, the Commission proposes to rescind our regulations pertaining to the approval of existing ordinances and resolutions that were enacted by a Tribe prior to February 22, 1993 and that have not been submitted to the NIGC Chair, and to notify the public that it does not intend to take action at this time on certain other regulations identified in the Notice of Regulatory Review Schedule.
Issuance of Investigation Completion Letters
Document Number: 2011-25923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This action proposes to amend our regulations to provide for an investigation completion letter to be issued to a Tribe if the Agency's authorized staff will not recommend the commencement of an enforcement proceeding against a respondent.
Fees
Document Number: 2011-25955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) proposes to amend its fee regulations by requiring tribes to submit their fees and fee statements on a quarterly basis, basing the fee calculation on the gaming operation's fiscal year, establishing an assessment for fees submitted one to 90 days late, and establishing a fingerprinting fee payment process.
Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2011-23729
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The purpose of this document is to change the date and location for the Tribal consultation scheduled for November 14-15, 2011 at the Spa Resort Casino, Palms Springs, California to November 14, 2011 in Rapid City, South Dakota.