[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18363-18364]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06853]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary


Proposed Appointment to the National Indian Gaming Commission

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Before appointing a member to the National Indian Gaming 
Commission, the Secretary must provide public notice and allow a 
comment period. Notice is hereby given of the proposed appointment of 
Daniel J. Little as an associate member of the National Indian Gaming 
Commission for a term of 3 years.

DATES: Comments must be received before April 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Director, Office of the Executive 
Secretariat, United States Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street 
NW., Mail Stop 7229, Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Strylowski, Office of the 
Executive Secretariat, United States Department of the Interior, 1849 C 
Street NW., Mail Stop 7229, Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202-208-
3181.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 
2701 et seq.) established the National Indian Gaming Commission, 
composed of three full-time members. Under the provisions of the Act, 
Commission members serve for a term of 3 years. The Chair is appointed 
by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate and the two 
associate members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. 
Before appointing an associate member to the Commission, the Secretary 
is required to ``publish in the Federal Register the name and other 
information the Secretary deems pertinent regarding a nominee for 
membership on the commission and * * * allow a period of not less than 
thirty days for receipt of public comments.'' 25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(2)(B).
    The Secretary proposes to reappoint Daniel J. Little as an 
associate member of the Commission for a term of 3 years. Daniel J. 
Little has served as an associate member of the Commission for the past 
3 years. In this capacity, Daniel J. Little worked closely with the 
Tribal Advisory Committee to review changes to part 543 of the 
Commission's regulations regarding Class II Minimum Internal Controls, 
which successfully resulted in a final rule issued on September 21, 
2012. Mr. Little has also been instrumental in undertaking a top 
priority of the Commission--a critical review of internal operations, 
including a review of all internal policies and procedures. In short, 
Mr. Little's accomplishments are invaluable contributions to the 
Commission, and his proposed reappointment seeks to ensure continuity 
for this good and valuable work.
    During more than a decade of experience working for tribal and 
state governments, Mr. Little developed an in-depth knowledge of the 
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the regulatory process governing 
casino operations. This experience has given Mr. Little a thorough 
knowledge of the laws and regulations governing Class II and Class III 
gaming and casinos. By virtue of his work on gaming issues and his 
extensive knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, Daniel J. Little 
is eminently qualified to serve as a member of the National Indian 
Gaming Commission.
    Mr. Little does not have any financial interests that would make 
him ineligible to serve on the Commission under 25 U.S.C. 2704(b)(5)(B) 
or (C).
    Any person wishing to submit comments on this proposed

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reappointment of Daniel J. Little may submit written comments to the 
address listed above. Comments must be received by April 25, 2013.

    Dated: March 20, 2013.
Ken Salazar,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-06853 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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