[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 24, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 43196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17649]


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NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION

25 CFR Parts 543 and 547


Minimum Internal Control Standards and Technical Standards

AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rules published June 1, 
2012, at 77 FR 32444 and 77 FR 32465, is extended. Comments on the 
proposed rules must be received on or before August 15, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Walters, National Indian Gaming 
Commission, 1441 L Street NW., Suite 9100 Washington, DC 20005. 
Telephone: 202-632-7003; email: reg.review@nigc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Part 543 addresses minimum internal control 
standards (MICS) for Class II gaming operations. The regulations 
require tribes to establish controls and implement procedures at least 
as stringent as those described in this Part to maintain the integrity 
of the gaming operation and minimize the risk of theft.
    The MICS were last amended in 2009 in the first phase of what was 
intended to be a multi-phase process of revising the MICS and 
separating Class II and III controls. This proposed rule furthers that 
multi-phase process and includes amendments to update the MICS to 
reflect widespread technological advances in the industry.

    Dated: July 16, 2012.
Tracie L. Stevens,
Chairwoman.
Daniel J. Little,
Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 2012-17649 Filed 7-23-12; 8:45 am]
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