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National Indian Gaming Commission.


Notice of cancellation of consultation meeting.


The purpose of this document is to cancel ten tribal consultations scheduled during November 2011, December 2011, January 2012, and February 2012 and to modify the dates for six tribal consultations scheduled during September 2011, October 2011 and November 2011.


See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below for dates and locations of cancelled consultations.

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Lael Echo-Hawk, National Indian Gaming Commission, 1441 L Street, NW., Suite 9100, Washington, DC 20005. Telephone: 202-632-7003; e-mail:

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On November 18, 2010, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) issued a Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Consultation advising the public that it was conducting a review of its regulations promulgated to implement 25 U.S.C. 2701-2721 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) and requesting public comment on the process for conducting the regulatory review. On April 4, 2011, after holding eight consultations and reviewing all comments, NIGC published a Notice of Regulatory Review Schedule in the Federal Register setting out consultation schedules and review processes. (76 FR 18457, April 4, 2011).

The Commission's regulatory review process established a tribal consultation schedule with a description of the regulation groups to be covered during consultation.

Group 1 included a review of:

(a) A Buy Indian Act regulation;

(b) Part 523—Review and Approval of Existing Ordinances or Resolutions;

(c) Part 514—Fees;

(d) Part 559—Facility License Notifications, Renewals, and Submissions; and

(e) Part 542—Minimum Internal Control Standards.

Group 2 included a review of:

(a) Part 573—Enforcement; and

(b) Regulations concerning proceedings before the Commission, including: Parts 519—Service, Part 524—Appeals, Part 539—Appeals, and Start Printed Page 54409Part 577—Appeals Before the Commission.

Group 3 included a review of:

(a) Part 543—Minimum Internal Control Standards for Class II Gaming; and

(b) Part 547—Minimum Technical Standards for Gaming Equipment Used with the Play of Class II Games.

Group 4 included a review of:

(a) Part 556—Background Investigations for Primary Management Officials and Key Employees;

(b) Part 558—Gaming Licenses for Key Employees and Primary Management Officials;

(c) Part 571—Monitoring and Investigations;

(d) Part 531—Collateral Agreements;

(e) Part 537—Background Investigations for Persons or Entities With a Financial Interest in, or Having Management Responsibility for, a Management Contract; and

(f) Part 502—Definitions.

Group 5 included a review of:

(a) Part 518—Self Regulation of Class II Gaming;

(b) A Sole Proprietary Interest regulation; and

(c) Class III MICS.

The Commission has conducted 12 consultations since April 2011 and will continue consultations on the regulations, however, the Commission has removed Group 3 regulations (Class II MICS and Technical Standards) and Class III MICS from the current consultation schedule. A Tribal Advisory Committee will review those regulations during a separate meeting schedule. The Commission intends to consult with Tribes on Group 3 regulations and Class III MICS after completion of the Tribal Advisory Committee process.

This document advises the public that the following two day consultations have been changed to one day consultations.

Consultation dateEventLocationRegulation group(s)
September 16, 2011National Tribal Gaming Commissioner/Regulator Association Fall MeetingChukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Coarsegold, CA1, 2, 4, 5
October 6, 2011G2E—NationalSands Expo and Convention Center Las Vegas, NV1, 2, 4, 5
November 3, 2011NCAI Annual ConferencePortland, OR1, 2, 4, 5
November 14, 2011NIGC ConsultationTBD, Great Plains Region1, 2, 4, 5
December 5, 2011NIGC ConsultationClearwater Casino Resort Suquamish, WA1, 2, 4, 5
December 13, 2011NIGC ConsultationDOI South Auditorium Washington, DC1, 2, 4, 5

This document advises the public that the following 10 tribal consultation meetings have been cancelled.

Consultation dateEventLocationRegulation group(s)
November 17-18, 2011NIGC ConsultationFort McDowell Casino Scottsdale, AZ5
November 30-December 1, 2011NIGC ConsultationQuapaw Casino Miami, OK5
December 8-9, 2011NIGC ConsultationTurtle Creek Casino & Hotel Williamsburg, MI5
January 11-12, 2012NIGC ConsultationWind Creek Casino Atmore, AL3
January 18-19, 2012NIGC ConsultationCrowne Plaza Billings, MT3
January 23-24, 2012NIGC ConsultationWin-River Casino Redding, CA3
January 26-27, 2012NIGC Consultation7 Feathers Casino Canyonville, OR3
January 30-31, 2012NIGC ConsultationCherokee Hard Rock Tulsa, OK3
February 2-3, 2012NIGC ConsultationIsleta Hard Rock Casino Resort, Albuquerque, NM3
February 7-8, 2012NIGC ConsultationRadisson Hotel Rapid City, SD3

For additional information on consultation locations and times, please refer to the Web site of the National Indian Gaming Commission,

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Tracie L. Stevens,


Daniel J. Little,

Associate Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. 2011-22445 Filed 8-31-11; 8:45 am]