[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68812-68813]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27902]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Class III Gaming; 
Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans; Gaming on Trust Lands

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs is submitting to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of 
information for Class III Gaming Procedures authorized by OMB Control 
Number 1076-0149, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans authorized by OMB 
Control Number 1076-0152, and Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After 
October 17, 1988 authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0158. These 
information collections expire November 30, 2012.

DATE: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 17, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collections to 
the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of 
Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395-5806 or you may send 
an email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your 
comments to Nancy Pierskalla, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office 
of Indian Gaming, 1849 C Street NW., Mail Stop 3657, Washington, DC 
20240; email: Nancy.Pierskalla@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Pierskalla, (202) 219-4066. You 
may review the information collection requests online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the 
Class III Gaming Procedures, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, and 
Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired after October 17, 1988, as we prepare to 
renew these collections as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995. This information is necessary for the BIA, Office of Indian 
Gaming, to ensure that the applicable requirements for IGRA, 25 U.S.C. 
2701 et seq., are met with regard to Class III gaming procedures, 
tribal revenue allocation plans, and applications for gaming on trust 
lands acquired after October 17, 1988.

II. Request for Comments

    The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) 
The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance 
of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection 
of the information on the respondents.
    Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an 
individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB Control Number.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before 
including your address, phone number, email address or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your 
entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0149.
    Title: Class III Gaming Procedures, 25 CFR 291.
    Brief Description of Collection: The collection of information will 
ensure that the provisions of IGRA and other applicable requirements 
are met when federally recognized tribes submit Class III procedures 
for review and approval by the Secretary of the Interior. Sections 
291.4, 291.10, 291.12 and 291.15 of 25 CFR 291, Class III Gaming 
Procedures, specify the information collection requirement. An Indian 
tribe must ask the Secretary to issue Class III gaming procedures. The 
information to be collected includes: The name of the tribe, the name 
of the State, tribal documents, State documents, regulatory schemes, 
the proposed procedures, and other documents deemed necessary.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes.
    Number of Respondents: 12.
    Estimated Time per Response: 320 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,840 hours.
* * * * *
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0152.
    Title: Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, 25 CFR Part 290.
    Brief Description of Collection: An Indian tribe must ask the 
Secretary to approve a tribal revenue allocation plan. In order for 
Indian tribes to distribute net gaming revenues in the form of per 
capita payments, information is needed by the BIA to ensure that tribal 
revenue allocation plans include (1) assurances that certain statutory 
requirements are met, (2) a breakdown of the specific used to which net 
gaming revenues will be allocated, (3) eligibility requirements for 
participation, (4) tax liability notification, and (5) the assurance of 
the protection and preservation of the per capita share of minors and 
legal incompetents. Sections 290.12, 290.17, 290.24 and 290.26 of 25 
CFR Part 290, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans, specify the information 
collection

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requirement. The information to be collected includes: The name of the 
tribe, tribal documents, the allocation plan, and other documents 
deemed necessary.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes.
    Number of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Time per Response: 100 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,000 hours.
* * * * *
    OMB Control Number: 1076-0158.
    Title: Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988, 25 
CFR part 292.
    Brief Description of Collection: The collection of information will 
ensure that the provisions of IGRA, Federal law, and the trust 
obligations of the United States are met when federally recognized 
tribes submit an application under 25 CFR part 292. The applications 
covered by this OMB Control No. are those seeking a secretarial 
determination that a gaming establishment on land acquired in trust 
after October 17, 1988 would be in the best interest of the Indian 
tribe and its members, and would not be detrimental to the surround 
community.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes.
    Number of Respondents: 2.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1,000 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 2,000 hours.

    Dated: November 8, 2012.
John Ashley,
Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources.
[FR Doc. 2012-27902 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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