National Indian Gaming Commission June 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Renewals of Information Collections and Request for New Collection Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
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 October 31, 2015); (ii) Indian gaming fee payments-related submissions, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141- 0007 (expires on November 30, 2015); (iii) minimum internal control standards for class II gaming submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141-0009 (expires on October 31, 2015); (iv) facility license-related submission and recordkeeping requirements, as authorized by OMB Control Number 3141- 0012 (expires on October 31, 2015); 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, 2015). In addition, the Commission will be requesting an OMB control number for a new information collection, i.e., voluntary stakeholder surveys to be conducted by the NIGC. The Commission is seeking generic clearance to be able to gather tribal stakeholder feedback on services, trainings, and/or technical assistance that it provides to gaming tribes; with the feedback to be used in planning for service/training/ technical assistance modification and prioritization. The gathering of this information is in keeping with the purposes of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which include: Providing a statutory basis for the operation of gaming by Indian tribes as a means of promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency, and strong tribal governments; ensuring that the Indian tribe is the primary beneficiary of the gaming operation; and declaring that the establishment of independent federal regulatory authority for gaming on Indian lands, the establishment of federal standards for gaming on Indian lands, and the establishment of the Commission are necessary to meet congressional concerns regarding gaming and to protect such gaming as a means of generating tribal revenue. 25 U.S.C. 2702.
Various National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) makes corrections to various regulations previously issued. The Commission recently moved its headquarters resulting in the need to update the Commission's mailing address. Additionally, the current regulations contain outdated references to previous regulations that no longer exist. The amendments also correct various minor grammatical errors.
2015 Final Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.2, that the National Indian Gaming Commission has adopted its 2015 final annual fee rates of 0.00% for tier 1 and 0.065% (.00065) 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 2015 final fee rate on Class II revenues shall be 0.0325% (.000325) which is one-half of the annual fee rate. The final fee rates being adopted here are effective June 1, 2015 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 fingerprint processing fees of $21 per card, which is the same as the fingerprint fees announced in March 2015.