[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[National Indian Gaming Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]


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National Indian Gaming Commission





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION (NIGC)






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NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION

25 CFR Ch. III

Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) today is 
publishing an agenda of its open and anticipated rulemaking actions. 
The agenda is a general announcement to the public intended to provide 
notice of rulemaking actions in which the public may wish to 
participate. In the future, the Commission intends to issue Notices of 
Proposed Rulemaking, Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking, or Final 
Rules for the following: rules revising Freedom of Information Act 
procedures; rules revising Privacy Act procedures; rules establishing a 
process for the assessment, notification, and collection of debts owed 
the NIGC; rules revising tribal background investigation submission 
requirements and timing; rules concerning hearings and appeals 
procedures; rules concerning enforcement; rules revising the scope and 
review of management contracts; rules concerning net gaming revenue; 
rules concerning administrative fees; rules concerning gaming facility 
licensing standards; rules concerning practice before the Commission; 
rules implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); and 
rules concerning technical amendments to the Minimum Internal Control 
Standards. The Commission invites questions and public comment on 
individual agenda items.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John R. Hay, National Indian Gaming 
Commission, 1441 L Street NW., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 
632-7003 (not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Executive Order 12866 
``Regulatory Planning and Review'' and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
5 U.S.C. 605, executive agencies are required to publish semiannual 
regulatory agendas in the Federal Register each year.

     The regulations being considered by the Commission are not 
``significant'' rules within the meaning of Executive Order 12866, 
and no Regulatory Impact Analysis is required. The Commission also 
has determined, under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, that most of 
the regulations under consideration will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. For 
these regulations, no Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is required. 
The Commission has not yet determined whether the rules 
implementing the National Environmental Policy Act, the Privacy 
Act, or gaming facility licensing require a Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis. Finally, most of the Commission's proposed rules are not 
considered major under 5 U.S.C. 801, enacted by Public Law 104-121, 
and therefore, are not subject to section 801's 60-day deferral 
requirement. The Commission has not yet determined whether the 
technical amendments to the Minimum Internal Control Standards or 
the Privacy Act procedures are a major rule.

 Penny J. Coleman,

Acting General Counsel, National Indian Gaming Commission.

                             National Indian Gaming Commission--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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4104        Freedom of Information Act Procedures (Amendments)..................................     3141-AA21
4105        Privacy Act Procedures (Amendments).................................................     3141-AA28
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                               National Indian Gaming Commission--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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4106        Debt Collection.....................................................................     3141-AA25
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                              National Indian Gaming Commission--Long-Term Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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4107        Practice Before the Commission......................................................     3141-AA07
4108        Hearings and Appeals Procedure......................................................     3141-AA08
4109        Enforcement.........................................................................     3141-AA09
4110        Management Contracts................................................................     3141-AA13
4111        Net Gaming Revenue..................................................................     3141-AA14
4112        Tribal Background Investigation Submission Requirements and Timing..................     3141-AA15
4113        Administrative Fees.................................................................     3141-AA16
4114        Gaming Facility Licensing Standards.................................................     3141-AA23
4115        National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Regulations...................     3141-AA26

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4116        Technical Amendments to the Minimum Internal Control Standards......................     3141-AA27
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National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)            Proposed Rule Stage






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4104. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT PROCEDURES (AMENDMENTS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 517.3; 25 CFR 517.6; 25 CFR 517.8

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These rules will revise the current regulations to make them 
consistent with the amended Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The 
rules will also update information such as addresses and copying fees.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Gregory Smith, FOIA/PA Officer, National Indian Gaming 
Commission, Suite 9100, 1441 L Street NW., Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066
Email: gregory--smith@nigc.doi.gov

RIN: 3141-AA21
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4105. [bull] PRIVACY ACT PROCEDURES (AMENDMENTS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 515

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: These rules will revise current regulations to update 
addresses and list systems of records.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            06/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal, Tribal

Agency Contact: John R. Hay, Staff Attorney, National Indian Gaming 
Commission
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA28
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National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)               Final Rule Stage






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4106. DEBT COLLECTION

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 31 USC 3716; 25 USC 2713(a)(1)

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 580

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This regulation will establish a process for the assessment, 
notification, and collection of debts owed the National Indian Gaming 
Commission.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule              11/20/01                    66 FR 58056
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      01/04/02
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period Reopened                 01/09/02                     67 FR 1273
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      01/14/02
Final Rule                      07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Cynthia K. Shaw, Attorney, National Indian Gaming 
Commission, Suite 9100, 1441 L Street NW., Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066
Email: cynthia--shaw@nigc.doi.gov

RIN: 3141-AA25
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National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)              Long-Term Actions






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4107. PRACTICE BEFORE THE COMMISSION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: William F. Grant
Phone: 202 632-7003

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Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA07
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4108. HEARINGS AND APPEALS PROCEDURE

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 522 to 524; 25 CFR 533; 25 CFR 535; 25 CFR 539; 25 
CFR 573; 25 CFR 575; 25 CFR 577

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Penny J. Coleman
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA08
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4109. ENFORCEMENT

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 573

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Penny J. Coleman
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA09
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4110. MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 531; 25 CFR 533; 25 CFR 536

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Penny J. Coleman
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA13
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4111. NET GAMING REVENUE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 571; 25 CFR 573

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Penny J. Coleman
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA14
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4112. TRIBAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND TIMING

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 556; 25 CFR 558

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Penny J. Coleman
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA15
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4113. ADMINISTRATIVE FEES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 514

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Penny J. Coleman
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA16
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4114. GAMING FACILITY LICENSING STANDARDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 522.4(b)(6); 25 CFR 522.6(b)

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Penny J. Coleman
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA23
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4115. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA) IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Kathy Zebell
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA26
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4116. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE MINIMUM INTERNAL CONTROL STANDARDS

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is 
undetermined.

CFR Citation: 25 CFR 542

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                             To Be                       Determined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Tribal

Agency Contact: Penny J. Coleman
Phone: 202 632-7003
Fax: 202 632-7066

RIN: 3141-AA27
[FR Doc. 03-7427 Filed 05-23-03; 8:45 am]
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