National Indian Gaming Commission – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Renewals of Information Collections and Request for New Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2022-06616
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
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) Indian gaming management contract-related submissions, as authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 3141-0004 (expires on June 30, 2022); (ii) Indian gaming fee payments- related submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0007 (expires on June 30, 2022); (iii) minimum internal control standards for class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0009 (expires on June 30, 2022); (iv) facility license-related submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0012 (expires on June 30, 2022); and (v) minimum technical standards for class II gaming systems and equipment submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0014 (expires on June 30, 2022).
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty To Reflect Inflation
Document Number: 2022-00835
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-01-18
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.
Submission of Gaming Ordinance or Resolution; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00636
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of December 9, 2021, regarding the Submission of Gaming Ordinances or Resolutions. The document contained incorrect dates for submitting comments. This correction clarifies that comments are due February 7, 2022.
Background Investigations for Persons or Entities With a Financial Interest in or Having a Management Responsibility for a Management Contract; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of December 2, 2021, regarding Background Investigations for Persons or Entities with a Financial Interest in or Having a Management Responsibility for a Management Contract. The document contained incorrect dates for submitting comments. This correction clarifies that comments are due January 31, 2022.
Fees; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00630
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of December 2, 2021, regarding Fees. The document contained incorrect dates for submitting comments. This correction clarifies that comments are due January 31, 2022.
Facility License; Correction
Document Number: 2022-00625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of December 1, 2021, regarding Facility Licenses. The document contained incorrect dates for submitting comments. This correction clarifies that comments are due January 31, 2022.
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.
Notice of Approved Class III Tribal Gaming Ordinance
Document Number: 2020-04434
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the approval of Ione Band of Miwok Indians' Class III gaming ordinance by the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty To Reflect Inflation
Document Number: 2020-01167
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-14
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.
Submission of Information Collections Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2019-27839
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
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 announcing its submission, concurrently with the publication of this notice or soon thereafter, of the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Commission is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: Compliance and enforcement actions under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0001; tribal gaming ordinance approvals, background investigations, and issuance of licenses as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0003; National Environmental Policy Act submissions as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0006; and 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 January 31, 2020.
Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Document Number: 2019-24266
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
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. The tier 2 annual fee rate maintains the lowest fee rate of the last nine years. 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 National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its fingerprint processing fee of $22 per card effective November 1, 2019. These new fee represent a $4 increase from the current fingerprint processing fee of $18 per card which have been in effect since 10/1/ 2016. The increase for this year's fingerprint fee is a result of bolstering information security systems and additional measures necessary to ensure compliance with Federal Bureau of Investigation requirements. The annual fee rates and fingerprint fee being adopted here are effective November 1, 2019, and will remain in effect until the Commission adopts new rates and fee.
Renewals of Information Collections Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2019-14011
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-01
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: Compliance and enforcement actions under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, as authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 3141-0001; approval of tribal ordinances, and background investigation and issuance of licenses, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0003; National Environmental Policy Act submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0006; and 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 January 31, 2020.
Notice of Approved Class III Tribal Gaming Ordinances
Document Number: 2019-06566
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-04
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
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: 2019-03475
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-01
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.
Minimum Internal Control Standards
Document Number: 2018-27651
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-21
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 correct an erroneous deletion of the key control standards and to make other minor edits and additions for clarity.
Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Document Number: 2018-24219
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
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. 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, the fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.031% (.00031) which is one-half of the annual fee rate. The fee rates being adopted here are effective November 1, 2018, and will remain in effect until new rates are adopted. The National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its fingerprint processing fees of $18 per card effective November 1, 2018. These fees remain the same as current fingerprint processing fees.
Submission of Information Collections Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2018-20130
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
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 announcing its submission, concurrently with the publication of this notice or soon thereafter, of the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The Commission is seeking comments on the renewal of information collections for the following activities: (i) Indian gaming management contract-related submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141- 0004 (expires on November 30, 2018); (ii) Indian gaming fee payments- related submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0007 (expires on November 30, 2018); (iii) minimum internal control standards for class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0009 (expires on November 30, 2018); (iv) facility license-related submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141- 0012 (expires on November 30, 2018); and (v) minimum technical standards for class II gaming systems and equipment submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141- 0014 (expires on November 30, 2018).
Adoption and Recirculation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Wilton Rancheria Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project
Document Number: 2018-20042
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is adopting the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior, December 2016 Final Environmental Impact Statement (the ``BIA EIS'') for the Wilton Rancheria (Tribe) Fee-to-Trust and Casino Project in Elk Grove, California. The NIGC is adopting the BIA EIS to satisfy the NIGC's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) obligations related to the Tribe's request for the NIGC Chairman's approval of a gaming management agreement between the Tribe and BGM Co, Inc. (BGM).
Request for New Information Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act: Stakeholders Surveys
Document Number: 2018-17129
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) offers the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on a new proposed generic information collection, i.e., voluntary stakeholders surveys to be conducted by the NIGC. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act, the NIGC is soliciting comments for this proposed collection.
Minimum Internal Control Standards
Document Number: 2018-16254
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-13
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is suspending its minimum internal control standards (MICS) for Class III gaming under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Updated guidance for Class III MICS will now be maintained at www.nigc.gov.
Renewals of Information Collections and Request for New Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2018-12498
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-12
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: Indian gaming management contract-related submissions, as authorized by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 3141-0004 (expires on November 30, 2018); Indian gaming fee payments- related submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0007 (expires on November 30, 2018); minimum internal control standards for class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0009 (expires on November 30, 2018); facility license-related submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0012 (expires on November 30, 2018); and minimum technical standards for class II gaming systems and equipment submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0014 (expires on November 30, 2018).
Minimum Internal Control Standards
Document Number: 2018-10365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-08
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 correct an erroneous deletion of the key control standards and to make other minor edits and additions for clarity.
Freedom of Information Act Procedures
Document Number: 2018-01433
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
This rule amends the procedures followed by the National Indian Gaming Commission when processing a request under the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. These amendments update certain Commission information, conform to changes made in the Freedom of Information Act Improvements Act of 2016, and streamline how the Commission processes its Freedom of Information Act requests.
Fees
Document Number: 2018-00877
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
The National Indian Gaming Commission is amending its fee regulations. The rule amends the regulations that describe when the Commission adopts annual fee rates, defines the fiscal year of the gaming operation that will be used for calculating the fee payments, and includes additional revisions clarifying the fee calculation and submission process for gaming operations.
Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment; Correction
Document Number: 2018-00936
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-19
Agency: National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the Interior
On December 27, 2017, the National Indian Gaming Commission published a rule amending its minimum technical standards for Class II gaming systems and equipment. This document corrects the preamble regarding the OMB Control Number and OMB Control Number expiration date.
Annual Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty To Reflect Inflation
Document Number: 2018-00505
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-16
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.
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.
Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations
Document Number: 2016-26060
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) amends various regulations previously issued. The NIGC moved its headquarters and needs to update the address. The agency also revises two headings by shortening them.
Submission of Information Collections Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2016-23221
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-27
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 announcing its submission, concurrently with the publication of this notice or soon thereafter, of the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. 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, 2016.
Privacy Act Procedures
Document Number: 2016-19749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Indian Gaming Commission
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 Privacy Act of 1974. The proposed amendments make the following changes to the current regulations. These changes will serve to update certain Commission information, streamline how the Commission processes its Privacy Act requests, and aligns those processes with its procedures for processing Freedom of Information Act requests.
Update to Notice of Availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Jamul Indian Village Proposed Gaming Management Agreement, San Diego County, California
Document Number: 2016-17589
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
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 Jamul Indian Village has prepared a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS) for the proposed Gaming Management Agreement (GMA) between the Jamul Indian Village (JIV) and San Diego Gaming Ventures (SDGV). If approved, the GMA would allow SDGV to assume responsibility for operation and management of the JIV Gaming Facility located in San Diego County, California. The Final SEIS addresses the effects of GMA approval and the No Action Alternative, which assumes no GMA, is approved. The SEIS also updates the environmental baseline given the time that has passed and the changes that have been made to the scope of the Proposed Action, which was originally addressed in the 2003 Final EIS.