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Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2011-22445
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The purpose of this document is to cancel ten tribal consultations scheduled during November 2011, December 2011, January 2012, and February 2012 and to modify the dates for six tribal consultations scheduled during September 2011, October 2011 and November 2011.
Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: 2011-22035
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the delay of the effective date on the final rule for Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming. The final rule was first published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2008. The Commission delayed the effective date for portions of the final rule on October 9, 2009, and September 10, 2010. With this document, the Commission further delays the effective date in order to allow the Commission time to convene a Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC), to receive and review input from the TAC, and to thoroughly review comments from the public on any potential amendments to the regulations.
Class II Gaming Regulation Proposals Submitted by Poarch Band of Creek Indians on Behalf of Tribal Gaming Working Group
Document Number: 2011-20721
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is publishing for comment Class II Gaming Regulation Proposals submitted on July 28, 2011 by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI) on behalf of the Tribal Gaming Working Group (TGWG). PBCI and TGWG state their proposals were drafted with the intent of ensuring that all controls are covered in the current regulations, while at the same time removing some of the strict procedural steps and tasks not appropriately characterized as standards. PBCI and TGWG also assert that the current regulations are difficult to use and apply due to duplication across multiple sections, dated terminology, and procedures that are obsolete and not reflective of current technology.
Regulatory Review Schedule; Cancellation of Consultation Meetings
Document Number: 2011-19808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-04
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. The purpose of this document is to cancel four scheduled tribal consultations.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 2011-16377
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-29
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 2011. 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 2011 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.037% (.00037).
Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2011-14100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-08
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 all its regulations and requesting public comment on the process for conducting the regulatory review. On April 4, 2011, after holding eight consultation meetings and reviewing all comments, NIGC published a Notice of Regulatory Review Schedule setting out detailed consultation schedules and review processes. NIGC divided the regulations to be reviewed into five groups, and each group will be reviewed in three phases, the Drafting Phase, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking phase, and the Notice of Final Rule Phase. The purpose of this document is to add regulatory groups to five scheduled tribal consultations.
Regulatory Review Schedule
Document Number: 2011-11284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-10
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 consultation meetings and reviewing all comments, NIGC published a Notice of Regulatory Review Schedule setting out detailed consultation schedules and review processes. NIGC divided the regulations to be reviewed into five groups, and each group will be reviewed in three phases, the Drafting Phase, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking phase, and the Notice of Final Rule Phase. The purpose of this document is to establish a May 31, 2011, deadline for submittal of written comments on the preliminary draft of the fee regulation and to inform the public that the Commission will provide at least 30 days for written comments on any preliminary drafts circulated by the Commission during the Drafting Phase of the Regulatory Review.
Regulatory Review Schedule; Tribal Consultation
Document Number: 2011-7912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-04
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 all regulations promulgated to implement the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The review identified in the Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Consultation was also prepared in order to submit the NIGC's Semi- Annual Regulatory Review to the Federal Register in April 2011 as set forth in Executive Order 12866 entitled ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et. seq. The NIGC held eight consultations during January and February 2011 and invited written comments to be submitted by February 12, 2011. Comments received and transcripts of the consultations are available on the NIGC Web site. The NIGC reviewed all comments received and created this comprehensive regulatory review agenda schedule based on the input received.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 2011-3126
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-11
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 preliminary annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.074% (.00074) for tier 2 for calendar year 2011. 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 preliminary fee rate on class II revenues for calendar year 2011 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.037% (.00037).
Notice of Tribal Consultations; Schedule Update
Document Number: 2010-29701
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
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 eight consultation sessions to take place during January and February 2011. This notice announces a minor change to that schedule. Should any further changes to the consultation schedule be necessary, the Commission will announce them in the Federal Register and on its Web site, http://www.nigc.gov.
Notice of Inquiry and Request for Information; Notice of Consultation
Document Number: 2010-29028
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
This Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Consultation advises the public that the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is conducting a comprehensive review of all regulations promulgated to implement the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq. The Commission is taking a fresh look at its rules in order to determine whether amendments are necessary to more effectively implement IGRA's policies of protecting Indian gaming as a means of generating Tribal revenue, ensuring that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both the operator and players, and ensuring that Tribes are the primary beneficiaries of gaming operations. The Commission's challenge is to adapt its rules to ensure that they promote these values into the future. This review is also being prepared in order to submit the NIGC's Semi-Annual Regulatory Review to the Federal Register in April 2011 as required by Executive Order 12866 entitled ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq. In compliance with Executive Order 13,175 entitled ``Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments,'' the NIGC will hold eight consultations during January and February 2011. This Notice of Inquiry invites comments and information that will assist the NIGC in understanding the need for revising any or all of the regulations outlined below. The consultations and public comments requested in this Notice are intended to assist the NIGC with completion of the review and in establishing priorities. Following completion of the consultation and written comment period, the NIGC will review all comments received and create a comprehensive regulatory review agenda schedule. The public comment period ends February 12, 2011. The regulatory review agenda will be released in April 2011 and will include a summary explaining why the NIGC agreed or disagreed with the comments received and why the regulatory review agenda took its final form.
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for Environmental Impact Statement for the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria Casino and Hotel, Sonoma County, CA
Document Number: 2010-26074
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
In accordance with Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., the NIGC, in cooperation with the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria (the ``Graton Rancheria''), announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria Casino and Hotel, Sonoma County, CA.
Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: 2010-22661
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the effective date on the final rule for Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2008 (73 FR 60492). The Commission is changing the effective date for the amendments to Sec. Sec. 542.7 and 542.16 (and their renumbering as Sec. Sec. 543.7 and 543.16), as well as the date for operations to implement tribal internal controls found in Sec. 543.3(c)(3) to October 13, 2011, in order to extend the transition time, allow the new Commission time to thoroughly review the rule, and to receive comment on whether the rule should be amended in whole or in part.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 2010-18692
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-29
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 0.060% (.00060) for tier 2 for calendar year 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 preliminary fee rate on class II revenues for calendar year 2010 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.030% (.00030).
The National Environmental Policy Act Procedures Manual
Document Number: 2010-5872
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
This notice reopens the period for comments on the Draft NEPA Procedures Manual published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2009 (74 FR 63765-74 FR 63787). Previously, the Commission reopened the comment period from January 19, 2010, to March 4, 2010 (75 FR 3756).
Notice of Rights and Protections Available Under the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002
Document Number: 2010-2901
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-10
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is publishing its notice under Title II of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002, Public Law 107-174 (Act), as required by the Act and 5 CFR part 724. This notice describes the obligation of the NIGC and other federal agencies to notify all employees, former employees, and applicants for federal employment of the rights and protections available to them under federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 2010-2183
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-02
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 preliminary annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.060% (.00060) for tier 2 for calendar year 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 preliminary fee rate on class II revenues for calendar year 2010 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.030% (.00030).
The National Environmental Policy Act Procedures Manual
Document Number: 2010-1148
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice reopens the period for comments on the Draft NEPA Procedures Manual published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2009 (74 FR 63765, 74 FR 63787).
Amendments to Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2010-802
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
On July 27, 2009 (74 FR 36926), the National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') published a final rule updating various NIGC regulations and streamlining procedures. On August 25, 2009 (74 FR 42275), NIGC extended the effective date of the changes made by the final rule to December 31, 2009. This publication corrects inadvertent errors left in Sec. 514.1 of the final rule so that fees and fee statements are due on June 30th and December 31st of each calendar year, not on March 1st and August 1st as originally published.
Fee Rate
Document Number: E9-30466
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
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 0.058% (.00058) for tier 2 for calendar year 2009. 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 2009 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.029% (.00029).
The National Environmental Policy Act Procedures Manual
Document Number: E9-28944
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-04
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The purpose of this notice is to provide an opportunity for public review and comment on the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) draft manual containing policy and procedures for implementing 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. Pursuant to CEQ regulations, the NIGC is soliciting comments on its proposed procedures from members of the interested public.
Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: E9-24434
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the effective date on the final rule for Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2008. The Commission has changed the effective date for the amendments to Sec. Sec. 542.7 and 542.16 as well as the date for operations to implement tribal internal controls found in 543.3(c)(3) to October 13, 2010, in order to extend the transition time.
Amendments to Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations
Document Number: E9-20511
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the effective date on the final rule concerning various amendments to the National Indian Gaming Commission regulations. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2009. The Commission has changed the effective date to December 31, 2009, in order to extend the transition time.
Privacy Act Procedures
Document Number: E9-17745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The purpose of this document is to propose to amend the procedures followed by the National Indian Gaming Commission (Commission) when processing a request under the Privacy Act of 1974. The proposed amendments make the following changes to the current
Amendments to Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations
Document Number: E9-17121
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The final rule modifies various Commission regulations to reduce by half the fee reporting burdens on tribes, remove obsolete provisions, clarify existing appellate procedures, update and clarify management contract procedures and costs for background investigations, clarify various definitions and licensing notices, update audit requirements to allow for simplified and consolidated reporting in certain circumstances, and add gaming on ineligible lands to the class of substantial violations warranting immediate closure.
Notice of Approved Class II and III Tribal Gaming Ordinances
Document Number: E9-14655
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of class II and III gaming ordinances approved by the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Fee Rate
Document Number: E9-4410
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
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 preliminary annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.058% (.00058) for tier 2 for calendar year 2009. 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 preliminary fee rate on class II revenues for calendar year 2009 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.0290% (.000290).
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement and a Final Conformity Determination for the Proposed Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria Casino and Hotel Project, Sonoma County, CA
Document Number: E9-4263
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
In accordance with Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., the NIGC, in cooperation with the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria (the ``Graton Rancheria''), has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for a proposed casino and hotel project/action to be located in Sonoma County, California. The purpose of the proposed project/action is to help address the socio-economic needs of the Graton Rancheria. The FEIS includes an analysis of potential environmental impacts on those resources as a result of implementing each of the alternatives. A Response to Comments document is included within the FEIS which provides agency responses to substantive environmental comments raised during the DEIS comment period. The alternatives considered in detail within the FEIS are: (A) A casino/ hotel project on the ``Wilfred Site'' (the proposed project/action), (B, C) a casino/hotel project on the ``Stony Point Site,'' (D) a reduced intensity casino/hotel project on the ``Stony Point'' site, (E) an alternate use project on the ``Stony Point'' site, (F) a casino/ hotel project on the ``Lakeville Site,'' (G) a no proposed project/ action alternative, and (H) a reduced intensity casino/hotel on the ``Wilfred Site.'' This notice advises the public that the NIGC has filed the FEIS with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In accordance with Section 176 of the Clean Air Act 42 U.S.C. 7506, and the EPA general conformity regulations 40 CFR part 93, subpart B, a Final Conformity Determination (FCD) has been prepared for the proposed project. The FCD is contained within Appendix W of the FEIS.
Amendments to Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations
Document Number: E9-1346
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning various amendments to the National Indian Gaming Commission regulations. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2008 (73 FR 78242). The NIGC is extending the comment period to March 9, 2009.
Amendments to Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations
Document Number: E8-30019
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The proposed rule modifies various Commission regulations to reduce reporting burdens on tribes, update costs for background investigations, clarify definitions and regulatory intent, and update audit requirements to consolidate and reflect industry standards.
Fee Rate
Document Number: E8-29062
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
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 0.057% (.00057) for tier 2 for calendar year 2008. 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 2008 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.0285% (.000285).
Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: E8-23084
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The rule adds a new part to the Commission's regulations establishing technical standards for Class II gamesbingo, lotto, other games similar to bingo, pull tabs, and ``instant bingo''that are played using ``electronic, computer, or other technologic aids'' as parts of a Class II gaming system. The rule establishes a process for ensuring the integrity of such games and aidsexamination by an independent testing laboratory and approval by the tribal gaming regulatory authoritybefore being made available to the public for play in a tribal gaming operation. The standards will assist tribal gaming regulatory authorities and operators in ensuring the integrity and security of Class II gaming and the accountability of Class II gaming revenue. The standards will also provide guidance to equipment manufacturers and distributors of Class II gaming systems. The rule does not attempt to distinguish Class II gaming from Class III gaming. Rather, the rule assumes that the games played on Class II gaming systems are, in fact, Class II.
Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: E8-23081
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This rule supersedes certain specified sections of the current Minimum Internal Control Standards and replaces them with a new part titled Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming. Since the implementation of Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS), it became obvious that the MICS require technical adjustments and revisions so that they can effectively protect tribal assets, while still allowing tribes to utilize technological advances in the gaming industry. This rule applies only to Class II games.
Definition for Electronic or Electromechanical Facsimile
Document Number: E8-23075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission is withdrawing the proposed modification to the definition of ``Electronic or electromechanical facsimile'' published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007. (72 FR 60482.)
Classification Standards for Bingo, Lotto, Other Games Similar to Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo as Class II Gaming When Played Through an Electronic Medium Using “Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids”
Document Number: E8-23070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission is withdrawing the proposed Classification standards published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007. (72 FR 60483.)
Submission of Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Reinstatement
Document Number: E8-13679
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
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 information collection activities: (1) Compliance and Enforcement under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA); (2) Privacy Act Procedures; (3) Approval of Class II/Background Investigation Tribal Licenses; (4) Management Contract Regulations; (5) Freedom of Information Act Procedures; (6) National Environmental Policy Act Procedures; (7) Annual Fees Payable by Indian Gaming Operations; (8) Issuance of Certificates of Self Regulation to Tribes for Class II Gaming; (9) Minimum Internal Control Standards. These information collections have expired.
Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Big Sandy Casino and Resort, Fresno County, CA
Document Number: E8-7766
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice advises the public that the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is no longer participating in the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Big Sandy Casino and Resort to be located in Fresno County, CA. The NIGC's federal action that was being evaluated was approval of a management contract between the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians (Tribe) and QBS, LLC. On October 19, 2007 and at the request of the Tribe, the management contract approval request was deemed withdrawn. As a result, the NIGC no longer has a federal action that requires compliance with NEPA and is therefore no longer participating in the preparation of the EIS for the Big Sandy Casino and Resort.
Notice of Approval of Class III Tribal Gaming Ordinances
Document Number: E8-5248
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of class III gaming ordinances approved by the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 08-942
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
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 preliminary annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.057% (.00057) for tier 2 for calendar year 2008. 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 preliminary fee rate on class II revenues for calendar year 2008 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.0285% (.000285)
Facility License Standards
Document Number: E8-1862
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The rule adds new sections and a new part to the Commission's regulations that require tribes to adopt and enforce standards for facility licenses. These standards will help the Commission ensure that each place, facility or location where class II or class III gaming will occur is located on Indian lands eligible for gaming as required by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The rules will ensure that gaming facilities are constructed, maintained and operated in a manner that adequately protects the environment and the public health and safety.
Classification Standards for Bingo, Lotto, Other Games Similar to Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo as Class II Gaming When Played Through an Electronic Medium Using “Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids”
Document Number: E8-769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning Classification Standards for Bingo, Lotto, Other Games Similar to Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo as Class II Gaming When Played Through an Electronic Medium Using ``Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids.'' The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60483). The NIGC is extending the comment period to March 9, 2008.
Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: E8-768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60508). The NIGC is extending the comment period to March 9, 2008.
Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming
Document Number: E8-763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60495). The NIGC is extending the comment period to March 9, 2008.
Definition for Electronic or Electromechanical Facsimile
Document Number: E8-760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning the Definition for Electronic or Electromechanical Facsimile. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60482). The NIGC is extending the comment period to March 9, 2008.
Fee Rate
Document Number: 07-6182
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-26
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 0.059% (.00059) for tier 2 for calendar year 2007. 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 2007 shall be one-half of the annual fee rate, which is 0.0295% (.000295).
Class II Classification Standards
Document Number: E7-23084
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the period for comments on the burden, estimates or any other aspects of the information collection requirements for the proposed Class II game classification standards (72 FR 60483) published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007.
Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: E7-23083
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the period for comments on the burden, estimates or any other aspects of the information collection requirements of the proposed Class II technical standards (72 FR 60508) published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007.
Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E7-22409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This notice extends the period for comments on the proposed definition for electronic or electromechanical facsimile (72 FR 60482), Class II game classification standards (72 FR 60483), Class II technical standards (72 FR 60495), and Class II minimum internal control standards (72 FR 60508) published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007.
Technical Standards for Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids Used in the Play of Class II Games
Document Number: E7-20789
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The proposed rule would add a new part to the Commission's regulations establishing technical standards for Class II gamesbingo, lotto, other games similar to bingo, pull tabs, or ``instant bingo'' that are played using ``electronic, computer, or other technologic aids.'' The proposed rule would also establish a process for ensuring the integrity of such games and aids before their placement in a Class II tribal gaming operation. No such standards currently exist. The Commission proposes this action in order to assist tribal gaming regulatory authorities and operators in ensuring the integrity and security of Class II games and the accountability of gaming revenue.
Definition for Electronic or Electromechanical Facsimile
Document Number: E7-20781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-24
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The proposed rule revises the definition of a term Congress used to define Class II gaming. Specifically, the proposed rule revises the definition for ``electronic or electromechanical facsimile'' that appears in the Commission's regulations. The Commission defined these terms in 1992 and revised the definitions in 2002. The proposed rule offers further revision.