[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Pages 76514-76515]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31181]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

Indian Gaming

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Deemed Approved Amended Tribal-State Class III Gaming 
Compact taking effect.


SUMMARY: This notice publishes the Deemed Approved Amendment to the 
Tribal-State Compact between the State of California and the Coyote 
Valley Band of Pomo Indians.

DATES: Effective Date: December 28, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of 
Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary--Policy and 
Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219-4066.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming 
Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA) Public Law 100-497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et 
seq., the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal 
Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of 
engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. On October 31, 
2012, the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and the State of 
California submitted Amendment I to the Class III compact approved on 
December 20, 2004. The Amendment increases the number of authorized 
gaming facilities to two, but only if the second gaming facility 
operates 25 or fewer gaming devices and reduces the total number of 
authorized gaming devices the Tribe is permitted to operate from 2,000 
to no more than 1,250. Under the Amendment, if the Tribe, the County of 
Mendocino and others renegotiate various agreements to include certain 
terms, the Tribe may reduce its payments to the State on its first 350 
gaming devices to zero for a period of up to six years, and thereafter 
the Tribe will pay a reduced rate for 251 or more gaming devices for 
the remaining term of the Amendment. The Amendment extends the term of 
the compact until December 31, 2032. The Amendment is considered to 
have been approved but only to the extent that the Amendment is 
consistent with the provisions of the IGRA.
    The Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs, Department of the 
Interior, through his delegated authority, is publishing notice that 
the Amendment to the Tribal-State Compact between the State of 
California and the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is now in effect.

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    Dated: December 20, 2012.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2012-31181 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]