[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 180 (Friday, September 16, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 57683-57684]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23729]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Indian Gaming Commission

25 CFR Chapter III


Regulatory Review Schedule

AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of date and location change for Tribal consultation 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below for dates and locations of 
cancelled consultations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lael Echo-Hawk, National Indian Gaming 
Commission, 1441 L Street, NW., Suite 9100, Washington, DC 20005. 
Telephone: 202-632-7003; e-mail: reg.review@nigc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 18, 2010, the National Indian 
Gaming Commission (NIGC) issued a Notice of Inquiry and Notice of 
Consultation advising the public that it was conducting a review of its 
regulations promulgated to implement 25 U.S.C. 2701-2721 of the Indian 
Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) 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 in the Federal Register setting 
out consultation schedules and review processes. (76 FR 18457, April 4, 
2011).
    The Commission's regulatory review process established a Tribal 
consultation schedule with a description of the regulation groups to be 
covered during consultation.
    Group 1 included a review of:

(a) A Buy Indian Act regulation;
(b) Part 523--Review and Approval of Existing Ordinances or 
Resolutions;
(c) Part 514--Fees;
(d) Part 559--Facility License Notifications, Renewals, and 
Submissions; and

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(e) Part 542--Minimum Internal Control Standards.

    Group 2 included a review of:

(a) Part 573--Enforcement; and
(b) Regulations concerning proceedings before the Commission, 
including: Parts 519--Service, Part 524--Appeals, Part 539--Appeals, 
and Part 577--Appeals Before the Commission.

    Group 3 included a review of:

    (a) Part 543--Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II 
Gaming; and
(b) Part 547--Minimum Technical Standards for Gaming Equipment Used 
With the Play of Class II Games.

    Group 4 included a review of:

(a) Part 556--Background Investigations for Primary Management 
Officials and Key Employees;
(b) Part 558--Gaming Licenses for Key Employees and Primary Management 
Officials;
(c) Part 571--Monitoring and Investigations;
(d) Part 531--Collateral Agreements;
(e) Part 537--Background Investigations for Persons or Entities With a 
Financial Interest in, or Having Management Responsibility for, a 
Management Contract; and
(f) Part 502--Definitions.

    Group 5 included a review of:

(a) Part 518--Self Regulation of Class II Gaming;
(b) A Sole Proprietary Interest regulation; and
(c) Class III MICS.

    The Commission has conducted 12 consultations since April 2011 and 
will continue consultations on the regulations, however, the Commission 
has removed Group 3 regulations (Class II MICS and Technical Standards) 
and Class III MICS from the current consultation schedule. A Tribal 
Advisory Committee will review those regulations during a separate 
meeting schedule. The Commission intends to consult with Tribes on 
Group 3 regulations and Class III MICS after completion of the Tribal 
Advisory Committee process.
    This document advises the public that the following Tribal 
consultation has been changed to a one day consultation in Rapid City, 
South Dakota.

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          Consultation date                      Event                   Location           Regulation group(s)
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November 14-15, 2011.................  NIGC Consultation--       Spa Resort Casino, Palm   5
                                        California.               Springs, CA.
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    New date and location:

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          Consultation date                      Event                   Location           Regulation group(s)
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November 14, 2011....................  NIGC Consultation--Great  Hilton Garden Inn, Rapid  1, 2, 4, 5
                                        Plains.                   City, SD.
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    For additional information on consultation locations and times, 
please refer to the Web site of the National Indian Gaming Commission, 
http://www.nigc.gov.

    Dated: September 12, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Tracie L. Stevens,
Chairwoman.
Steffani A. Cochran,
Vice-Chairwoman.
Daniel J. Little,
Associate Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2011-23729 Filed 9-15-11; 8:45 am]
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